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India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

Arts

Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

Interview: Iranian American Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Acts to Defy Typecasting

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo at Asia Society New York in 2013.
Arts

The Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress reminisces about growing up in Iran, defends her work in the show "24" and enthuses about her role in Jon Stewart's upcoming directorial debut.

Are American Palates Turning Japanese?

Customers studying a menu at a Japanese restaurant. (christophe HUE/flickr)
Arts

In New York City, culinary crazes come and go every season, but the (re)discovery of Japan seems here to stay — and "The Ramen Burger Effect" takes hold at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, December 18.

Live from New York, on Your Computer, a Musical Convergence from Iran and Syria

L to R: Sound: The Encounter is Basel Rajoub (standing), Naghib Shanbehzadeh and Saeid Shanbehzadeh. (Sebastian Schutyser/Aga Khan Music Initiative)
Arts

Asia Society New York's December 7 concert with these multi-talented multi-instrumentalists is sold-out, but music fans all over the world can catch a free live webcast on AsiaSociety.org.

Interview: What It Was Like to Photograph the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Arts

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the famed Kowloon Walled City.

Interview: New Iranian American Anthology Sets Off Literary 'Tremors'

Anita Amirrezvani (L) and Persis Karim (R), co-editors of
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"Good writing doesn't let anybody off the hook," say Anita Amirrezvani and Persis Karim of their new anthology of Iranian American fiction. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York Wednesday, December 4.

Book Excerpt: 'Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers'

Arts

Two Iranian expats bond over a love of American country-and-western music. But what happens when one of them starts to make it? Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 4, 2013.

Photos: A Call to 'Be Subversive' at Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong

Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, delivers the keynote address at the Arts & Museum Summit at Asia Society in Hong Kong on November 22, 2013. (Nick Mak/Asia Society)
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Glenn Lowry, director of New York's Museum of Modern Art, and other museum leaders gather at the inaugural two-day Asia Society event on the museum of the future.

Follow Our Arts & Museum Summit in Hong Kong on Twitter #Museums21

From left: Melissa Chiu, Caroline Collier, Glenn D. Lowry, Lars Nittve, and Wang Chunchen discuss
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The summit, which brings together museum leaders from across Asia, Europe, and North America, includes some of the biggest names in the museum world. Join the conversation!