"The thangka ... are means for the Buddhists to achieve their aim of spiritual development, and are not just material works of art,” says a noted Mumbai art conservator.
In anticipation of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian boys and men await the sighting of the new moon in Jakarta. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees at a monastery in Tuvkhun, Mongolia on June 9, 2013. (François Philipp/Flickr)
A woman dressed in sparkling finery attends a parade in Pattaya, Thailand on June 19, 2013. (C C/Flickr)
"Dakini Power" author Michaela Haas shares her perspectives on the state of women in Tibetan Buddhism today.
A girl and her bike in the fishing village of Kampong Khleang, Cambodia on May 4, 2013. (Jerry Donhal/Flickr)
The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release "Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century" later this month.