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Vishakha Desai's Top Five Books on Asian Women

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Arts

Asia Society's President recommends five books on the role of women in Asia past and present. 

Interview: Author of Intolerant Indian Calls for 'Conscious Celebration of Diversity'

Muslim women from Indian state of Gujarat shout anti-government slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 28, 2010 against the discrimination, exclusion and persecution of Muslims. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Veteran Indian journalist Gautam Adhikari will appear at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday, June 2, to discuss his new book, The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover A Liberal Space.

Shaolin Martial Artists Dazzle Asia Society with Acrobatic Display

A disciple from the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters on the Asia Society stage in New York on May 23, 2011. (Slideshow and video below.)
Arts

For one night in New York, a legendary martial arts discipline takes center stage. 

Their Kung Fu Is Good: Shaolin Monks at the Asia Society!

Do not pick a fight with these men: Monks from the Shaolin Temple, appearing at Asia Society New York on May 23, 2011. (Courtesy Shaolin Temple)
Arts

Legendary martial arts master put their discipline in context on the Asia Society stage. 

Cross-Cultural Hybrid 'Angel in the Slums' Lands on Asia Society Stage

Scene from <i>Angel in the Slums</i>, playing at Asia Society New York on Saturday, May 21. (Courtesy the artists)
Arts

A cross-cultural theatrical hybrid depicts the situation of Chinese immigrants living and working in industrial Italy. 

Slideshow: Inside Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Ai Weiwei's 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,' now on view at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan until July 15, 2011. (Shreeya Sinha/Asia Society)
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Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu explains the history and cultural significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads in New York City. 

Interview: Author Zha Jianying on Grappling With a Rising China

Photo of Zha Jianying by Alexander Zolli.
Arts Zha Jianying will be appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Monday, May 16 to discuss her new book Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

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One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

Ai Weiwei's <i>Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads</i> now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
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A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City.

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Arts

If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue.