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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

The Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of
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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.

Coming Attraction: Asia Society Screens 'Red Sorghum,' Based on Mo Yan's Novel

Gong Li in 'Red Sorghum' (1987), directed by Zhang Yimou.
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An upcoming film series at Asia Society New York features Zhang Yimou's adaptation of a novel by the newest Nobel Laureate in literature.

Book Excerpt: 'The World of Persian Literary Humanism' by Hamid Dabashi

L: The World of Persian Literary Humanism' by Hamid Dabashi (Harvard University Press, 2012). R: The author (Golbarg Bashi).
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What does it mean to be human? Columbia University scholar Hamid Dabashi explores this age-old question through the creative subversions of Persian literary tradition.

Asia Society India Centre Offers Rare Studio 'Rendezvous' with Artist Atul Dodiya

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Asia Society India Centre members will have a unique opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Atul Dodiya in his Mumbai studio on October 20.

China's Online Community Reacts to Mo Yan's Nobel Prize

Chinese author and 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Mo Yan arrives for a press conference at a hotel in Gaomi in China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages).
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Mo Yan's Nobel Prize inspires mixed responses among China's internet community.

Will Mo Yan's Nobel Prize Finally Mean Better Book Sales Abroad?

Chinese writer Mo Yan, the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner, attending the premiere of a TV series in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, in July 2010. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)
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Mo Yan's English-language translator talks about what winning the Nobel Prize in Literature means for the Chinese author.

Book Excerpt: 'Righteous Republic' by Ananya Vajpeyi

'Righteous Republic' (Harvard University Press, 2012) by Ananya Vajpeyi (R).
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Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B. R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state. Book event at Asia Society New York on November 7.