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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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Authors on Asia focuses on new books by some of the world’s leading journalists, historians, biographers, and policy experts.
Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his new book, Little America.
The 1931 novel has its faults, but it deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone heading to the Chinese countryside for the first time who wants to know a bit about the history of Chinese peasant life, writes Maura Cunningham.
New Pakistani novel wrestles with change, mortality.
Shin Kyung-sook discusses 'Please Look After Mother.'
Writers' dialogue bridges literary canons.
Japan's master translator: 'Style is like fate.'
Two immigrant authors share insights into latest books.
Chinese poet Bei Ling says the London Book Fair's celebration of China is shutting out some of its most important dissident voices in the name of money.
Writer Jeffrey Brown reviews architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s Texas Center, featuring the building in a six-page cover story.
NYT-profiled author spoke out at Asia Society's 'Chindia' event.
Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews Chinese author Yu Hua's latest work for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Indian writer Amitav Ghosh discusses the 19th-century opium trade wars ahead of his Nov. 3 talk at Asia Society New York.
Looking back on a country's birth.
The noted Bangladeshi author discusses the second volume in her trilogy prior to her Sept. 13 reading at Asia Society.
An extraordinary memoir chronicling the repression, escape and determination of three generations of a Tibetan family.
A third-class railway journey prompts uneasy memories at the start of Tahmima Anam's latest novel.
A major figure in Asian American writing reflects on her life and legacy at a book event in San Francisco.

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