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Novelist Amy Tan (L) and Orville Schell (R) onstage at Asia Society New York on March 6, 2014.

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The memoirist says that she feels more free in her second language.
The Korean-American writer discusses her work profiling Japan's marginalized Korean population.
a cross-cultural dialogue between contemporary Japanese and American authors
As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.
Yang Mu discusses 'Memories of Mount Qilai'
Author Kevin Kwan discusses "China Rich Girlfriend."
In conversation with author James Bradley
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Rohan Murty and Rahul Jacob speak about the effort to conserve classical Indian literature.
Author Suki Kim discusses "Without You, There Is No Us."
Feb. 23: Mohsin Hamid returns with new nonfiction collection.
After a year of travel around the archipelago, veteran Indonesia-watcher Elizabeth Pisani found "a nation quite different from the one I thought I knew."
A complex and compelling story of two young men who share a biological father and a family secret, but grow up continents apart, each unaware of the other.
Darkly gripping "noir" fiction from Iranian writers plumbs the depths of the nightmare city of Tehran and the limits of human corruptibility and loyalty.
Xiaolu Guo discusses 'I Am China' on the tails of its American release.
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In conversation with Bachi Karkaria, Cyrus Mistry spoke about his new book.
China as seen from exile — author talk Sept. 10.
NPR's Louisa Lim offers insiders' accounts of this seminal tragedy.
In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

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