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Photo of the Day: The Highest Peak in Nepal

Snow-capped Mount Everest creates a breathtaking view in Nepal, on March 24, 2015.  (rosskevin756/Flickr)
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Snow-capped Mount Everest creates a breathtaking view in Nepal, on March 24, 2015. (rosskevin756/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: The First Indian-Origin NBA Hoopster, China's Robot Workforce, and Mongolia's Eco-City

Sim Bhullar, #32 of the Sacramento Kings, is the first NBA player of Indian descent. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: For Asia Society Staffer, Teaching Chinese to Prisoners Demonstrated 'Power of Education'

Inmate in New York State carries a book through a prison corridor. (Bard Prison Initiative promotional film screen grab; Winton/duPont Films)
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Yun Qin, who taught Mandarin to inmates at a maximum security prison in New York State, recounts her experience ahead of next week's National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. 

Photo of the Day: Against the Sun in Cambodia

A slim figure is silhouetted by the sun at Angkor Wat in Siem Riep, Cambodia on March 27, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)
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A slim figure is silhouetted by the sun at Angkor Wat in Siem Riep, Cambodia on March 27, 2015. (Roberto Trm/Flickr)

#TBT: The Dalai Lama Drops By in 1979

The Dalai Lama meets Asia Society President Phillip Talbot in 1979. (Nancy Crampton)
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: The Dalai Lama's 1979 visit.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2014.
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Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)
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Learn about zat pwe — a traditional Myanmar performance form combining music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza  — ahead of three Asia Society New York events this weekend.

Photo of the Day: A Lush Green Valley in China

Lush green hills slope into an expansive valley in Guankeng Village, China on March 22, 2015. (Neil Young/Flickr)
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Lush green hills slope into an expansive valley in Guankeng Village, China on March 22, 2015. (Neil Young/Flickr)

Video: Henry Paulson on What China's Economic Reforms Mean for Foreign Companies

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York on Sept. 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz)
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Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has worked extensively with Chinese leaders, first as CEO of Goldman Sachs, then as U.S. Treasury Secretary. Ahead of his talk at Asia Society New York on April 13, hear his take on what's necessary for real economic reform in China.

Interview: Masked Chinese Activists 'Show Solidarity' with Detained Feminists

A group of masked feminists commemorates the five activists who remain detained in China.
Current Affairs

As five feminists sit in prison for planning quirky demonstrations, a group of supporters have been donning masks of their faces every day in a gesture of support.