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Category: Arts

Asia's Prestigious Film Festival Opens

Tourists visit PIFF Plaza, a venue of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) October 7, 2010 in Busan, South Korea. The festival showcases 307 films from 67 countries and runs from October 7-15. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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The fifteenth Pusan International Film Festival opened on Thursday night in Busan, a city in southeast Korea.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
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Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

Documentary Maker on Taliban Wins Emmy

Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
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Finally, some good news out of Pakistan. Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has received an International Emmy Award in the Current Affairs category for her brave, fascinating documentary Children of the Taliban.

Author Yiyun Li Named 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Author Yiyun Li at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2009.
Arts Chinese fiction writer Yiyun Li on having been named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010.

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.