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Category: Arts

The Rehabilitation of Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck by Freeman Elliot. Oil on canvas, 1964. (Pearl S. Buck International)
Arts

We revisit the history of writer Pearl Buck, who catapulted into international celebrity (and a Nobel Prize in Literature) virtually overnight from obscurity and semi-poverty.

NY Times Says Chinese Ink Painter Wu Guanzhong Melds Ancient and Modern

A Big Manor, 2001, ink and color on rice paper. (Shanghai Art Museum)
Arts

New York Times critic Karen Rosenberg reviews Asia Society's 'Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong,' a retrospective of one of China's most loved artists.

Interview: Filmmaker Daniel Hsia Plays With Cultural Assumptions in 'Shanghai Calling'

'Shanghai Calling' star Daniel Henney (L) on-set with director Daniel Hsia (R). (Gao Yuping)
Arts

Asia Society's La Frances Hui talks to Hsia, the Chinese American director and writer whose new romantic comedy opens the 35th Asian American International Film Festival this week in New York.

Video: Dueling Takes on 'Dama Dam Mast Qalandar' from Arieb Azhar and Arif Lohar

Arieb Azhar in concert in New York City on July 3, 2012.
Arts

Compare and contrast: Two of Pakistan's veteran performers offer their own takes on a Sufi standby.

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Preview: Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Arieb Azhar Gives New Life to Old Texts

Arieb Azhar. (Shahzad Ali Mirza)
Arts

A look at some of the cultural context behind Pakistani singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar's music, ahead of his July 3 performance in New York City's River to River Festival.

Gallery: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline Gets Back to the Garden in 'Chahar Baagh' Paintings

'Chahar Baagh' (2011), 12
Arts

Inspired by a recent stay in India, Iranian-American artist Kimia Ferdowsi Kline unveils her Mughal garden paintings this week in Nashville, TN.

Interview: New Film Documents Removal of Kathputli Artists' Colony in New Delhi

A Kathputli colony puppeteer in New Delhi. (Joshua Cogan)
Arts The forthcoming 'Tomorrow We Disappear' investigates the city's destruction of the Kathputli colony of magicians, artists and puppeteers in New Delhi.

Re-Reading Pearl Buck's 'The Good Earth'

Pearl S. Buck's 'The Good Earth' was published in 1931 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.
Arts

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.

For Western Press, Afghanistan's Heritage Takes a Backseat to Business

Workers excavate a 2,000-year-old archaeological site discovered in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan in August 2010. (Joanie Meharry)
Arts

The Wall Street Journal glosses over the cultural significance of a 2,000-year-old site that sits alongside a copper mine in Afghanistan.