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Book Excerpt: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' by Jung Chang

Empress Cixi (1835-1908) is the subject of Jung Chang's revisionist new biography
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Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12.

Interview: 'Iranian New Wave' Film Curator Uncovers a Precious, Threatened Legacy

Bahram Beyzaie's
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A crucial, little seen period of Iranian film history comes to life at Asia Society New York for three weeks beginning this Saturday, November 2.

Excerpt: 'The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons' by Goli Taraghi

Goli Taraghi, author of
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Iranian author Goli Taraghi seasons universal experiences of love, loss, exile and belonging with a sense of life's absurdity. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Monday, October 28.

Watch: Thai Puppeteers Bring 'Billie Jean'-Era Michael Jackson Back to Life

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The headline really says it all. Press play to watch a puppet-sized King of Pop perform one of his biggest hits ... sequin glove, moonwalk and all.

Asia Society Remembers Art Historian Michael Sullivan, 1916-2013

Two of the late Michael Sullivan's works on Chinese art are
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Asia Society notes the passing of art historian Michael Sullivan, a major figure in modern Chinese art history and criticism.

Excerpt: How Robert Wilson Once Staged a Play in Iran That Lasted 168 Hours

Archival image from the 1972 Shiraz Arts Festival performance of
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The legendary theater director describes how he and more than 700 collaborators put on, at Iran's Shiraz Arts Festival, a production lasting seven days. Asia Society symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival this Saturday, October 5.

Watch: New 'Genius' Grant Winner Vijay Iyer Rehearses at Asia Society in 2011

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Vijay Iyer, shown here in New York City in 2013, is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. (MacArthur Foundation)
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Longtime friend of the Asia Society Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Watch: Charlie Rose Covers 'Iran Modern'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Tom Nagorski, Charlie Rose and Melissa Chiu.
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Charlie Rose recently interviewed Asia Society's Melissa Chiu, Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski about Asia Society Museum's 'Iran Modern' exhibition, which opened September 6 to rave reviews.

NYT on Iran Modern: 'Invaluable,' 'Stimulating,' 'Terrifically Good-Looking'

Siah Armajani. Ledge (1), 1970. Felt pen on graph paper. Unframed: 17 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. Collection of Beam Contemporary Art, New York and London, courtesy of the artist.
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New Asia Society Museum exhibition of Iranian art receives rave review from the New York Times' Holland Cotter.

Free Live Webcast: Sold-Out Concert with Iranian Musical Maverick Mohsen Namjoo

Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo performs at Asia Society New York on Saturday, September 7.
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Mohsen Namjoo's concert at Asia Society New York is now sold out — but don't despair. Tune into the live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, 9/7.