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Category: Arts

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.

Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

Interview: Artist Chitra Ganesh Evokes 'Ghost Effect' of Silent Cinema [Images]

Chitra Ganesh, 'Gopa in the Garden, Prem Sanyas' (2012), charcoal on paper, 141 x 191.8 cm.
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Acclaimed Indian American artist reanimates some of cinema's first female icons in her new works on paper.

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai to Step Down

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In a private staff meeting Tuesday at Asia Society New York, Vishakha Desai, president of the global non-profit organization since 2004, announced plans to leave Asia Society and pursue other professional opportunities.

Video: Asia Society Audience Gets to Know Sun Yat-Sen — the Life and the Opera

Soprano Fang Tao Jiang on stage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2012.
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Concert excerpts from a major contemporary opera draw a favorable response from a public radio "Operavore" and an Asia Society audience.

Watch: Complete NY Concert by Pakistani Living Legend Arif Lohar

Arif Lohar in concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Asia Society New York is still buzzing after last weekend's two sold-out performances by Pakistan's beloved balladeer Arif Lohar. Relive the magic whenever you want with this complete video of the Saturday show.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
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Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Photos (and Video): Arif Lohar Rocks the House at Asia Society New York

Arif Lohar (L) and Fozia on stage at Asia Society New York on April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Photos and video highlights from Arif Lohar's euphoric Asia Society New York shows last weekend.