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Video: Watch Huang Ruo Discuss His Critically Acclaimed Opera 'Dr. Sun Yat-sen'

Composer Huang Ruo at Asia Society New York on December 2, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The New York Times hailed Huang Ruo's new opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen as a "humanizing tribute." At Asia Society last December, the composer discussed his desire to create an opera with a "Cantonese flavor."

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.
Arts

Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,
Arts

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
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Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

Rural 'Eco-Museum' in China Preserves a Song Tradition, and a People's Culture

A children's singing lesson in Dimen. The Dong people's singing is part of a centuries-old vocal tradition that was cited as
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A one-of-a-kind village museum in China is countering the effects of mass communication and modernity on a venerable musical tradition. Concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Star Singers, Fast-Growing Repertory Reflect China's Booming Interest in Western Opera

Soprano Ying Huang, who created the leading roles in new works such as Tan Dun's
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With jet-setting artists and a trail of co-productions from Salzburg to Bayreuth, China's opera craze is big news for New York or Chicago or San Francisco as much as Beijing and Shanghai.

Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.
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In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

Video: Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Explains How 'Good Writers' Language Has Personality'

Chinese novelist Mo Ya, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.

Book Excerpt: 'The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas' by Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas, author of
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Anand Giridharadas's latest book tells the extraordinary true story of a Bangladeshi immigrant who decided to forgive the white supremacist who nearly killed him. Author appearance at Asia Society New York May 12.

Interview: Genre-Bending Japanese Novelist on 'Political' Writing, Post-Fukushima

Writer Hideo Furukawa, one of the contributors to the fourth edition (2014) of the literary journal
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One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how the March 2011 disaster made him realize he's a "political" writer. In-person at Asia Society New York May 3.