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Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

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"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
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Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
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Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

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.