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Always a Pioneer, Artist Xu Bing Now Takes the Novel Beyond the Written Word

Sample pages from Xu Bing's
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The Chinese artist's latest creation, Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point, is a literally iconic work of fiction.

Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition

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The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of "literary humanism" advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.

Book Excerpt: 'Northern Girls' by Sheng Keyi

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In this excerpt from her debut novel, one of China's leading new novelists puts a human face on the phenomenon of mass migration. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, November 27.

Hugs and Honors for Chinese Teen at White House Arts Education Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Lianyun Wu during an awards ceremony for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 19, 2012. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A White House award recognizes thirteen-year-old Lianyun Wu, from rural southwestern China, for her work preserving the cultural heritage of the indigenous Dong people.

Asia Society Hong Kong Event Honors Zao Wou-ki, a Global Artist Ahead of His Time

A woman walks past the world's largest triptych ever, produced by painter Zao Wou-ki and displayed at the Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auction preview in Hong Kong on May 26, 2005. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ahead of a panel discussion this week at Asia Society Hong Kong, scholar Melissa Walt explains what makes Zao Wou-ki one of the pre-eminent modern Chinese artists.

Beijing Forum Offers a Preview of Cross-Cultural Arts Collaboration with China

Scheduled for Nov. 16 in Beijing, a dialogue between 15 American museum directors and officials and their Chinese counterparts is a highlight of the 2012 U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture. (Rachel Cooper)
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Asia Society's three-day Forum in Beijing this week brings together leading American museum officials with their Chinese counterparts.

Interview: International Writing Head Christopher Merrill on a World-Class Legacy

L: Author Hualing Nieh as a young girl in mainland China. R: Hualing (R) with Hong Kong documentary filmmaker Angie Chen (R), director of 'One Tree Three Lives,' about Hualing's life and career.
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The current head of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program reflects on the "incalculable good" Hualing Nieh has contributed to world literature. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 10.

Video: 'Internet is the Answer' Declares Ai Weiwei in Newly Launched Blog

In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)
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The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.

To Cast, or Not to Cast: Controversy Surrounds RSC Version of Chinese Classic

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Not everyone is happy with casting decisions when England's Royal Shakespeare Company mounts a new production of a famous Chinese play.

Video: Ai Weiwei Parodies 'Gangnam Style,' Confuses Pundits

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The world-famous Chinese artist and provocateur infuses his Gangnam Style parody with some (possibly) dark humor.