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Category: Arts

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

Interview: The Story Behind 'Poetry of the Taliban'

A young Afghan boy smells a flower in the Oshay Bazaar, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2011. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
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Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."

After 'Initial Assault on the Senses' the Real India Lingers in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Judi Dench in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'
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The new movie 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' begins on a voyeuristic note but eventually digs much deeper.

 

Interview: M.A. Farooqi Wrestles with Big Themes, Emerges Triumphant in New Novel

Cover art for 'Between Clay and Dust' (2012) by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. (Aleph Book Company)
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Multitalented Musharraf Ali Farooqi brings an indelible new story to life in his latest novel — and meanwhile resurrects some of South Asia's grandest old stories in his translations.

Multimedia: Pakistani Artists Explore Myth, Reality and Identity

Mohammad Ahsan Masood Anwari, 'Hot Forehead,' 2011.
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Three young artists from Pakistan speak candidly about the challenges they face in trying to make, and exhibit, their work.

Watch: Trailer for Upcoming New York Japan CineFest (Plus, Win Free Tickets!)

Still from 'Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins.' (Dolphin Dance Project)
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On June 8, Asia Society New York and Mar Creation present New York Japan CineFest, featuring screenings of seven award-winning live action and animated shorts. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Asia Society New York's auditorium.

Photo of the Day: Monkeying Around Backstage in China

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The Monkey King backstage at the Beijing Opera in China on May 15, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)

Asia Society Presents Rare Opportunity to See Chinese Opera, Onstage and Online

Members of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe perform 'The Monkey King: Journey to the West.'
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A venerable Chinese theatrical tradition comes to New York this weekend for three special performances.

May 18: Free Admission at All Asia Society Locations for Museum Day

Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art. (Asia Society Hong Kong/John Nye)
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Celebrate International Museum Day at Asia Society locations in New York, Hong Kong and Texas on Friday, May 18.