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Slideshow: National Geographic Lensman Gets Up Close and Personal with Asia's Endangered Animals

Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the twin giant panda cubs (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. (Joel Sartore Photography)
ArtsSustainability

Photographer Joel Sartore is on a quest to document every captive species on earth. Here's a look at just a few of the 4,000 he's photographed so far. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center this Sunday, February 8.

Photo of the Day: Leaping Through the Air in Thailand

A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)
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A dusky leaf monkey is seen leaping on the grass at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on February 1, 2015. (Thai National Parks/Flickr)

Photos: Expat Writer Documents Life in a Chinese Village Called Wasteland

The village of Wasteland, in northeastern China. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Photos by author Michael Meyer illustrate the transition from tradition to modernity that much of rural China is experiencing. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 18.

Photo of the Day: Fiery Red Reflections in Vietnam

Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)
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Lights illuminating a red bridge on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam cast vibrant shadows in the water on February 1, 2015. (J Durok/Flickr)

Interview: Music From Japan's Mari Ono Reflects on a Four-Decade Musical Legacy

Music From Japan Executive Director Mari Ono (L) with Founder and Artistic Director Naoyuki Miura (R) in 1993. (Ken Howard)
Arts

Ahead of two starry concerts this weekend at Asia Society, Music From Japan's Executive Director looks back on 40 years of commissioning and presenting.

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

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)
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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)
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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.