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Category: Arts

For Heritage Month, Remembering 'One of a Kind' Painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio at 20 East 14th Street in New York City on October 31, 1940. (Max Yavno/W.P.A./Archives of American Art)
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Japanese American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi was an "enemy alien" in WWII who later became the first living American painter to get a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

'Midnight in Peking' Author Offers Tips on Getting Your Book About China Published

Midnight in Peking author Paul French.
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Author Paul French, whose wildly successful book Midnight in Peking was awarded the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime last night in New York, visited Asia Society Studios earlier this week to offer some advice for aspiring authors hoping to write the next great China book.

Interview: Cross-Cultural Dialogue 'Translates' in Latest 'Monkey Business'

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The third issue of the acclaimed Japanese-American literary journal is the most cosmopolitan and wide-ranging yet. Panel discussion with Paul Auster and Charles Simic this Saturday, May 4, at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Richard Slotkin Revisits America's 'Forgotten' War, Korea, on Film

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As the 60th anniversary of the Korean armistice approaches, renowned cultural critic and historian Richard Slotkin looks back on the relatively-forgotten Korean War movies made by Hollywood in the 1950s and '60s.

Interview: Nepali Director Deepak Rauniyar on 'Highway' and a Conscious Cinema

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Deepak Rauniyar's debut feature — screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 25 through May 1 — sets out a fresh new cinematic vision for Nepal.

Video: An Exclusive Song From Kong Nay, Master of the Mekong Delta Blues

Watch legendary Cambodian singer Kong Nay perform live for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.
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Also, watch a complete live concert from the legendary Cambodian singer for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Live from New York, This Saturday Night: Cambodia's Master Guitarist Kong Nay

Cambodian musician Kong Nay plays the chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar).
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Cambodian long-neck guitar player Kong Nay brings his soulful sounds to the Asia Society New York stage this Saturday night. The concert is sold-out, but don't despair: it will also be a free live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Asia Society India Centre Offers Spectacular Art Getaway at 2013 Sharjah Biennial

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This weekend, Asia Society India Centre is offering exclusive, in-depth access to the Sharjah Biennial, one of the most important contemporary art venues in the Middle East.

Asia Society Hong Kong Artist Talk Showcases Japanese Painter Hiroshi Senju

Painter Hiroshi Senju at work, from his video profile. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8SP7tbMRCCQ#!)
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This Wednesday, Asia Society Hong Kong offers a chance to hear renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Senju discuss his career and creative vision.

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

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A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.