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BALI 1928

BALI 1928, a project started by Arbiter of Cultural Traditions in New York to reissue the 1928 Odeon and Beka recordings, has been led by ethnomusicologist Edward Herbst for the past 12 years. The ori...

Ma Desheng & Qu Leilei at the British Museum

THE BRITISH MUSEUM is an encyclopaedic museum dedicated to human history and culture and is known for exhibiting artefacts from ancient cultures. It is perhaps less well known that the museum also dis...

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: New Japan Galleries

IN HIS ESSAY In Praise of Shadows, Jun’ichiro Tanizaki considers the shifts in Japanese culture in the 20th century, noting with displeasure the influence of Western ideas and practices on ...

The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years of Luxury Travel

THAT FABLED HIGHWAY, the Silk Road, crossed some of the most inhospitable territory on earth for at least 2,000 years. From China’s bleak northwestern borders, the oldest and most historically i...
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