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Photo of the Day: Draped in Fiery Colors in South Korea

Dancers dressed in vibrant costumes perform at the Closing Ceremony of 6th CISM World Games in Mungyeong-Si, South Korea on October 11, 2015. (Ministério da Defesa/Flickr)
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Dancers dressed in vibrant costumes perform at the Closing Ceremony of 6th CISM World Games in Mungyeong-Si, South Korea on October 11, 2015. (Ministério da Defesa/Flickr)

Myanmar as a Democracy: What's Ahead for Aung San Suu Kyi's Majority Party?

People walk past a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar on November 13, 2015. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, delivered a briefing on the outcomes and implications of Myanmar’s national election as part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect series. 

Photo of the Day: Resting on a Branch in Bangladesh

 A small brown bird with black streaks on its wing perched on the slender branch of a plant in Bangladesh. Photographed on October 9, 2015. (Tareq Uddin Ahmed/Flickr)
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A small brown bird with black streaks on its wing perched on the slender branch of a plant in Bangladesh. Photographed on October 9, 2015. (Tareq Uddin Ahmed/Flickr)

#TBT: In 1971, High Schoolers Entranced by Indonesian Batik-making

High school students touring Asia Society's galleries in New York in 1971 absorb the art of Indonesian batik-making. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when high school students toured Asia Society's galleries in the early 70s.

Photo of the Day: Divinely Perched in Hong Kong

The Tian Tan Buddha sits atop a hill surrounded by lush trees in Hong Kong. Photographed on October 12, 2015. (Joe Hunt/Flickr)
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The Tian Tan Buddha sits atop a hill surrounded by lush trees in Hong Kong. Photographed on October 12, 2015. (Joe Hunt/Flickr)

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain.

Filmmaker: Documentary on Rape in India Was a 'Cry of My Conscience'

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses her documentary Daughters of Mother India. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses how she gained access to shoot her documentary Daughters of Mother India, and why a similar film on sexual violence against women was banned in the country.

Photo of the Day: Poised For Flight in Malaysia

A bird prepares to fly off from a dock by the water in Sabah, Malaysia on October 13, 2015. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)
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A bird prepares to fly off from a dock by the water in Sabah, Malaysia on October 13, 2015. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

Zhang Yimou: 'Thank You for the Award. I'll Do Much Better in the Future'

Zhang Yimou delivers a speech after winning a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S.-China Film Summit gala in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Arts

The acclaimed Chinese director, who accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S-China Film Summit, painted a bright picture of the future of Sino-American collaboration.

China's Elusive Search for Innovation

Lei Jun, popularly known as China's
Policy

The economic powerhouse has long struggled to create new products and ideas — but this may be about to change.