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Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.
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Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: Hanging With Good Fortune in Japan

Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)
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Colorful Tsurushi Bina dolls hang heavy on strings with wishes of health and well-being in Shizuoka, Japan on February 25, 2015. (Takashi .M/Flickr)

Remembering Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

In a picture taken on June 5, 1959 Lee Kuan Yew, leader of People's Action Party poses after winning the elections in Singapore. Lee served as prime minister from 1959, when Singapore gained self-rule from colonial ruler Britain, until he stepped down in 1990 in favor of his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in turn handed power to Lee Hsien Loong in 2004. (Terence Khoo/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society staff, friends and family share their thoughts on the passing of "a visionary and a radical thinker."

Weekly Rewind: Drinking in North Korea, Censorship in China, Japan's Ministry of Cool

A child stands by flowers during the Hong Kong Flower Show 2015 in Hong Kong on March 20, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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A new Asia Blog feature captures some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia in the past seven days that you may have missed.

Listen: Asia Society Staffer Discusses Detained Chinese Feminists on NPR News

Protestors near the United Nations headquarters in New York City condemn the detention of five Chinese feminist activists in Beijing. (David M. Barreda/ChinaFile)
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Asia Society Content Producer Eric Fish joined NPR News yesterday to assess the ongoing detention of Chinese feminist Li Tingting and four other activists.

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)
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Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on March 25, 2015.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Into the Sunset in Taiwan

A sailboat rushes through the water towards the setting sun in New Taipei City, Taiwan on February 25, 2015. (jennyhsu47/Flickr)
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A sailboat rushes through the water towards the setting sun in New Taipei City, Taiwan on February 25, 2015. (jennyhsu47/Flickr)

#TBT: Lee Kuan Yew Speaks at 1994 Asia Society Conference

Then-Singapore Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks at 1994 event in Singapore.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Photo of the Day: Breakfast by the Road in Vietnam

An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)
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An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)

Video: How Shifting Demographics Can Be a Catalyst to Get Japanese Women Working

At an Asia Society New York panel discussion on March 16, Joanna Barsh and Henny Sender discuss the role of Japanese women in their country's economy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Japan is seeing a rapid decline in its working population — which could be an opportunity for companies to better utilize the advantages of female workers.