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Category: Arts

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

A still from Bo Wang's documentary
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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)
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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
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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.
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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.

Listen: 'I Sing Beijing' Makes Opera a Universal Language

A scene from the 'I Sing Beijing' highlights video. (YouTube)
Arts An international arts collaboration that bridges Brazil to Beijing and beyond, is now coming to New York.

Gallery: Hand-Drawn Indian Movie Posters Convey 'Passion, Power and Immediacy'

Ramachandraiah and Raju's poster for the 2012 Bollywood caper
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Traveling in South India, filmmaker and blogger Andy Deemer discovered a kind of outsider art that is routinely dismissed as "urban blight."

Interview: After Busan Biennale, Yale Art Historian Urges Art World to Think Local

Sung Hyo-sook,
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Reflecting on his experience at the 2012 Busan Biennale in South Korea, art historian David Joselit shares his thoughts on the future of an increasingly globalized art world.

From Jaipur to Kolkata to Tamil Nadu, Freedom of Expression Issues Roil India

Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy speaking at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival on January 26, 2013. (DSC Jaipur Literature Festival)
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Indian public intellectual Ashis Nandy faced a police inquiry into his remarks about caste and corruption at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival — but his isn't an isolated case.

Choreographer Yin Mei Recreates China's 'World Gone Mad' Onstage at Asia Society

Yin Mei's earlier dance theater piece
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Yin Mei puts masks, movement, puppetry and text in "conversation" with a famous documentary to re-imagine the Cultural Revolution onstage. Live performance at Asia Society New York this Sunday, January 13.