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Competing Laurels for Top Chinese Filmmakers

Directors Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, and Tsui Hark pose after the award presentation to Woo at the ceremony for The Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement award during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on Sept. 3, 2010 in Venice, Italy. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Arts In another sign of the pre-eminent position Chinese cinema enjoys in today's global culture, two major Chinese filmmakers have won top international honors in recent days.

Announcing the Launch of Asia Society's First iPhone App

Arts Asia Society is pleased to announce the launch of its first iPhone app, for the exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool.

New York Observer Interviews Asia Society's Melissa Chiu

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu. (Tommy Kwak/Asia Society)
Arts Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu is the subject of a profile in this week's New York Observer.

Nara's Open Studio Starts Today

Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959, Japan). <em>Hyper Enough (to the City)</em>, 1997. Acrylic on canvas. H. 49 x W. 59 in. (125 x 150 cm). Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Arts Japanese artist extraordinaire Yoshitomo Nara opens his studio for the public to witness.

The Unlikely Journey of 'Mao's Last Dancer'

Former Houston Ballet star Li Cunxin discusses his journey from an impoverished childhood in China to the pinnacle of his artistic profession in Houston on Aug. 1, 2010. Li was in his former hometown to promote a new movie based on his bestselling memoir Mao’s Last Dancer. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
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A new autobiography by Li Cunxin details his journey from a peasant family in China to the principle dancer with the Houston Ballet.

The Stars of Sufi Music

Abida Parveen (center) surrounded by fellow performers at the Asia Society in New York on July 22, 2010. (Suzanna Finley)
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The NY Sufi Music Festival sought to combat perceptions of Islamic Radicalism by representing and celebrating Sufi values of peace, tolerance, and respect through music.

Malaysian Reality TV Show Updates Islam

Contestants gather on the set of
Arts In Malaysia, a new reality show called "Imam Muda" or "Young Leader" is taking reality television in a much holier direction.

Peace Be Upon You, New York

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Arts Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening.

Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya

(David Breashears)
Arts David Breashears' photo exhibit, Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Himalaya, displays how our world's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.

Japanese Festival Makes Art an Adventure

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Japan's newest art festival eschews the traditional museum setting in favor of showcasing its works of art across the ocean.