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'Assignment: China' Documentary Looks at Mao's Death and 'the End of an Era'

Mao Zedong's body on display for mourners after his death in September 1976. (Xinhua)
Current Affairs

Film by Mike Chinoy looks at the tumultuous events of China in the mid-1970s through the eyes of the foreign correspondents who covered them.

Photo of the Day: Riding on Mama's Back in Vietnam

A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)
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A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)

Interview: Are 'Womenomics' Working in Japan?

A woman walks through a Tokyo underpass. (Sekihan/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Shinzo Abe is trying to get Japan's underrepresented women into the workforce to boost the economy. One expert discusses what leaders are doing right and what problems remain.

Photo of the Day: On the Edge in China

A cluster of trees stands out against the vast emptiness of the misty water surface in Guangdong, China, on February 16, 2015. (William Lu/Flickr)
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A cluster of trees stands out against the vast emptiness of the misty water surface in Guangdong, China, on February 16, 2015. (William Lu/Flickr)

Video: Japanese Artist Creates Miniature World From a Kaleidoscope of Kimonos

In January 2015, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki constructed one of his signature landscapes at Asia Society Museum. The installation is inspired by a traditional artwork in the Museum permanent collection.
Arts

Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki piece together 'Out of Disorder (Folding Scenery),' which represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present" at Asia Society Museum.

Photo of the Day: Gazing Off into the Distance in Japan

A red fox gazes pensively at the snow in Shiroishi-shi, Japan on February 15, 2015. (St Rv/Flickr)
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A red fox gazes pensively at the snow in Shiroishi-shi, Japan on February 15, 2015. (St Rv/Flickr)

Video: Why Are Asian Women Underrepresented in Corporate Leadership?

Janet Wong (L) moderates a panel on Asian Pacific women leaders with (L to R) Janet Yang, Anna Mok, Leona Tang, and Purnima Kochikar.
Current Affairs

Accomplished Asian women discuss why their demographic is so underrepresented in upper corporate leadership, despite studies showing how much they help the bottom line.

Video: On Loan From Myanmar, a Bronze Bell Propounds the Teachings of Buddha

A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition
ArtsMultimedia

Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, shares her insights into a noteworthy nineteenth-century bronze bell featured in the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photos of the Day: The Hues of Holi in India

Indian revelers dance during Holi celebrations in Hyderabad on March 5, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gathered all around India to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors on March 5, 2015. Holi is an annual celebration of the coming of spring. During the festivities, revelers spray colored powder and water on each other with great gusto.

Celebrating Momofuku Ando, Godfather of Instant Ramen

The Google Doodle on March 5, 2015 paid tribute to the late Momofuku Ando. (Google)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Today, Google commemorated the 105th birthday of the late Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen instant noodles, with a new Google Doodle. Here’s a look back at three ramen-focused Asia Society programs and features.