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Interview: Deborah Baker's 'Convert' Presents a Life of Exile and Extremism

American edition of <i>The Convert</i> by Deborah Baker (Graywolf Press, 2011).
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Deborah Baker on why she wrote about an unusual American convert to Islam. 

Asia Society Visit to China Underscores Need for Further Cultural Exchange

Meryl Streep talks about her craft with fellow actor Ge You (葛优) during a panel discussion
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A group of prominent American artists traveled to Beijing last week for the U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture, a festival organized by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and the Aspen Institute in order to promote cross-cultural ties.

Upcoming Asia Society Sarah Sze Exhibition Previewed in New York Times

Sarah Sze, <i>Checks and Balances</i>, 2011. Stone, string, and ink on archival paper. Private collection.
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Asia Society Museum's forthcoming Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, the first exhibition to focus specifically both on the artist’s work on paper and on her process, was singled out for advance mention in the New York Times "Arts Beat" section this past Friday.<

The Continued Trial of Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, at Tompkins Square Park, New York, 1986
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The Chinese Communist Party continues to make life difficult for the artist Ai Weiwei. Following a three-month detention earlier this year on account of "economic crimes", Ai has resumed his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government through social media outlets like Twitter and Google+.

Video: How Much Is That 'Spider Butterfly' in the Window?

Korean artist U-Ram Choe's 'Unicus-Cavum ad initium' sculpture lives inside a street widow at Asia Society Museum. We asked people what they thought of this curious creature.
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A flying, metal, spider-like creature is probably the last thing you’d expect to see displayed in a window near Manhattan's Park Avenue, but walk past Asia Society Museum and that's just what you'll find. We took our cameras to street to record the impressions of passersby. Click the headline to watch the video.

Video: Chinese Author Murong Xuecun Talks Government (and Self) Censorship

Chinese author Murong Xuecun speaks during the Chindia Dialogues at Asia Society in New York on Sunday, November 6, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz)
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Before he was featured on the front page of the New York Times, the 37-year-old novelist spoke at Asia Society in New York. Click the headline to read and watch.

Amitav Ghosh: Oil, Opium and the Religion of Free Trade

Jonathan Spence (L) and Amitav Ghosh (R) at Asia Society New York on Nov. 3, 2011. (Suzanna Finlay)
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UPDATE: Jay Corcoran filmed some behind the scenes interviews with Amitav Ghosh, Jonathan Spence and members of the audience. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch.)

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The relevance of past to present took center stage at Asia Society last night, when historical novelist Amitav Ghosh drew a provocative parallel between the Opium Wars of the 1830s and the present day.

Asia Society-Supported Group Kampung Halaman Receives White House Award

Photo by Steven Purcell
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Kampung Halaman, an Indonesian non-profit organization that fosters the use of audiovisual media in community- and youth-centered projects, received an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in Washington, DC yesterday. Asia Society, in partnership with the Asian Cultural Council, was instrumental in bringing the group to U.S. government officials' attention.

Jeffrey Wasserstrom on Yu Hua's 'China in Ten Words'

Yu Hua (Courtesy of Fabrica)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the latest work by Chinese author Yu Hua, who participates in Asia Society New York's Chindia Dialogues this week.

In Concert: Gingger Shankar, Dave Liang to Redefine Musical Mashup at Asia Society

Gingger Shankar (L) and Dave Liang (R), appearing at Asia Society New York on Nov. 4, 2011. (Courtesy artists' websites)
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If you thought blending Chinese classical instrumental music with hip-hop and electronica was a rare treat, imagine combining that fusion with a blend of Indian classical and contemporary Western music.

That's exactly the idea behind Dave Liang and The Shanghai Restoration Project's appearance with Gingger Shankar this Friday, November 4 at Asia Society in New York.