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Video: ChinaFile Editor Sees 'Cyber Sovereignty' as Another Brick in the Great Firewall

A netizen surfs the web at an Internet cafe in Yichang city, Hubei province. (Yi Chang—Imagine China/Zuma Press)
Current Affairs

Appearing on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Jonathan Landreth explains what's driving Beijing's severe new crackdown on access to the Internet.

Multimedia: What Happens When You Depict the Mona Lisa with a Japanese Noh Mask?

Bidou Yamaguchi,
Arts

Master carver Bidou Yamaguchi combines visual tropes from classical Japanese theater with Western art and pop icons, reinterpreting both traditions. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Texas Center through February 15.

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in the Sunset in Taiwan

People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)
Multimedia

People of all ages tread through the waters at Gaomei Wetlands at sunset in Taichung City, Taiwan on January 1, 2015. (攝影家9號 - Photographer No.9/Flickr)

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)
ArtsMultimedia

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which includes many works that have never been seen outside of the country before.

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the First Snow of Winter in Afghanistan

An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

Photo of the Day: Getting A Whiff of the Flowers in Singapore

A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)
Multimedia

A plaintain squirrel balances itself between two branches and bends down to smell purple flowers at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on January 1, 2015. (Melvin Yap/Flickr)

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

(ChinaFotoPress/Stringer)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.

Photo of the Day: Blushing Blossoms in Taiwan

Vibrant, pink flowers are in full bloom on trees in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 24, 2015. (喵_比比/Flickr)
Multimedia

Vibrant, pink flowers are in full bloom on trees in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 24, 2015. (喵_比比/Flickr)

Top Art-World Thinkers: What Matters for Museums in the 21st Century?

Asia Society's new publication showcases predictions from officials at MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions on future of the museum.
Arts

Ahead of Asia Society New York's Jan. 29 book launch and panel discussion, directors of MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions discuss digital, Asia, and the future of the museum.