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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.

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

Rada Akbar,
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A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them.

The Scholar-Spy Who Saw Tibet's Densatil Monastery in All Its Glory

A historic photograph of the Densatil Monastery taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. Image courtesy of David Holler.
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How the "Great Game," the 19th-century imperial rivalry between Great Britain and Russia that stretched across Asia, may have touched on the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Exhibition on view at Asia Society Museum through May 18, 2014.

Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Interview: 'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition showcases the Densatil monastery in central Tibet, pictured here in a historic photograph taken by an anonymous photographer at an unknown date. (Archival image courtesy David Holler.)
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Asia Society Museum's John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art explains what visitors can expect to see at the Museum's latest exhibition, dedicated to a legendary Tibetan Buddhist monastery.