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Interview: William Dalrymple and the 'Very Attractive' World of the Late Mughals

Historian, travel writer and journalist William Dalrymple reading from his collection
Arts

The acclaimed historian relates how he came to co-curate an Asia Society Museum exhibition, and explains his ongoing fascination with the late Mughal era.

Interview: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the First Pakistani Oscar Nominee

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (C) filming 'Saving Face' in the south of Punjab, Pakistan. (Sharmeen Obaid Films)
Lifestyle

The Asia Society Associate Fellow says winning an Academy Award would allow "people to see a different side of Pakistan, even if it is just for one night."

Video: Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society

Arts

Watch a video of a robotic Confucius in a steel cage, an installation part of a larger exhibition by international artist Zhang Huan on view at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.  

Video: How Much Is That 'Spider Butterfly' in the Window?

Korean artist U-Ram Choe's 'Unicus-Cavum ad initium' sculpture lives inside a street widow at Asia Society Museum. We asked people what they thought of this curious creature.
Arts

A flying, metal, spider-like creature is probably the last thing you’d expect to see displayed in a window near Manhattan's Park Avenue, but walk past Asia Society Museum and that's just what you'll find. We took our cameras to street to record the impressions of passersby. Click the headline to watch the video.

Not Your Father's Confucius

Visitors to the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China, react to a sculpture of Confucius by artist Zhang Huan. (Rockbund Art Museum)
Arts

For the better part of two millennia, Confucius and his ideas of social harmony and responsibility have been venerated throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. As these countries confronted the challenges of modernity in the 20th century, however, people began to look critically at the legacy of the sage from Lu.

Online Artists React to China Train Crash

A Chinese artist's depiction of the high speed rail as the grim reaper.
Arts

By now you've no doubt heard of last Saturday's tragic accident involving two bullet trains in China's Zhejiang province. Official government reports say the crash killed at least 39 people and injured hundreds more, and some believe the actual death toll is much higher.

NY Times Describes 'Intense' Obstacles in Path of Asia Society's Gandhara Exhibition

Screen capture of the <em>New York Times</em> article on Asia Society's Gandhara exhibition on July 27, 2011.
Arts

The New York Times devotes major coverage to Asia Society Museum's upcoming exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara today, in a piece with enough international intrigue and behind-the-scenes maneuvering to fill a thriller novel.

Ai Weiwei 'Intensively Dedicating Himself to His Artistic Creation'

Ai Weiwei (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

The New York Times reports that recently freed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei — whose New York photos are currently on display at Asia Society Museum — is reportedly back at work. Swiss gallery owner Urs Meile told the paper that he visited Ai from June 30 to July 3 and that the artist was in good health.

Media Zooms in on Ai Weiwei's New York Photos

Ai Weiwei Outside Tompkins Square Park, 1986.
Arts

Opening just seven days after the famed Chinese artist's release from detention for alleged tax evasion in China, the Asia Society Museum exhibition Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 received immediate and widespread coverage from international news media.

Asia Society Reacts to China's Release of Artist Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Jailed dissident whose Asia Society photo exhibit begins June 29 was reportedly freed on bail.