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Interview: Debut Indian Author Dismantles Stereotypes Through Storytelling

Arts

Janice Pariat's debut collection of short stories dismantles stereotypical notions of India's Northeast as an ethereal place surrounded by impregnable jungles and hills, untouched by time and modernity.

Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' Gets Full-Page Treatment From New York Times

New York Times coverage of Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' exhibition in Friday, March 15, 2013's print edition.
Arts

Art critic Holland Cotter calls major exhibition of 17th century Chinese paintings "compelling" and a "highlight of this year's Asia Week New York."

Photos: Exquisite 'Shahnameh for the Digital Age' Embodies 1,000 Years of Tradition

Hamid Rahmanian and Ahmad Sadri's
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In pictures: A stunning new rendition of the Persian national epic encompasses traditional styles dating back hundreds of years. Live webcast of book launch event at AsiaSociety.org/Live tonight, March 6, at 6:30 pm ET.

Photos: Inaugural Lahore Literary Festival Draws Major Names and Capacity Crowds

The crowd inside the Alhamra Art Center in Lahore, Pakistan on February 23, 2013, Day 1 of the inaugural Lahore Literary Festival. (Saad Sarfraz Sheikh)
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A successful two-day event in Pakistan's cultural capital leads to speculation that literary festivals just might be the country's "new soft power."

Guggenheim's 'No Country' Exhibit Bound for Asia Society Hong Kong in Fall

Navin Rawanchaikul,
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Lauded by Holland Cotter in the New York Times, a new group exhibition encompasses 22 artists and collectives from the Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Interview: Bo Wang's 'China Concerto' Turns Camera on Bo Xilai's 'Red' Chongqing

A still from Bo Wang's documentary
Arts

Bo Wang's film essay China Concerto, which made its U.S. debut at the Museum of Modern Art last week, takes a critical look at the culture of spectacle in contemporary China.

In 2013, Literature Festival Provides 'Healing Touch' for Troubled Karachi

In 2013, the Karachi Literature Festival grew to three days' worth of events and attracted approximately 15,000 attendees. (Annie Ali Khan)
Arts

A festival devoted to reading and writing becomes a political statement in a city where bomb blasts, like thunderstorms, have become part of the natural order.

Interview: Novelist Mohsin Hamid Wants You to Get 'Filthy Rich' in a Rising Asia

L: American cover art for
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Introducing his new book at the Karachi Literature Festival, one of Pakistan's leading younger novelists says, "You have to find new ways of telling stories."

Video: Eye-Popping American Street Dance Comes to China

Filmmaker Ole Schell documented performances by Charles
Arts

In an interview with ChinaFile's Jonathan Landreth, filmmaker Ole Schell discusses his film about Lil Buck, a street dancer from Memphis who collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in China.

Video: Watch the Wu Man Concert That Prompted New York Times Rave Review

Wu Man (L) onstage at Asia Society New York with members of The Knights on February 7, 2013.
Arts

In her New York Times review of Asia Society's Wu Man and The Knights concert, published today, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim cites "gutsy renditions" of classic pieces and the "exquisite expression" on stage.