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20 Colorized Photos from Early 20th Century Korea

Recently released photos show life in early 20th century Korea.
Current AffairsMultimedia

Photographs newly released from the New York Public Library show daily life in Korea during the early Japanese colonial period (1910-1945).

#TBT: In 2014, Hong Kong Kids Become K-Pop Stars

Children get a lesson in K-Pop dancing at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Family Day on November 9, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: when young kids at Asia Society Hong Kong's Korea Day busted a move.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

#TBT: In 1971, Korean Musicians Play It Gayageum Style

Korean musicians perform as part of Asia Society’s 1971 Performing Arts program “P’ansori.” (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: A 1971 program featuring traditional Korean musicians.

#TBT: In 1988, South Korea's President Talks Democracy and Detente at Asia Society

South Korean President Roh Tae Woo (L) and Marshall Bouton at an Asia Society luncheon in 1988. (Marcia Weinstein/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 Roh Tae Woo dropped by Asia Society during the United Nations General Assembly

#TBT: In 1991, Korean Dancers Have Moment of Zen...With a Paintbrush

Eunjin Hwang (L) and Sun Ock Lee performing
Arts

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 1991 Asia Society performance displayed Zen-like concentration by its Buddhist performers.

#TBT: Korean Classical Music Troupe 'Entrances' Audiences in 1979

Four members of the Korean Aak troupe from the National Classical Music Institute in 1979. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent 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: a 1979 touring Korean music troupe.

#TBT: Why Asia in 1984 Wasn't Like Asia in '1984'

Asia Society President Robert B. Oxnam greets visitors at an Asia Society New York open house in 1984. (Marcia Weinstein/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: an Asia Society open house in 1984 defies George Orwell's dystopian vision.