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'Gook' Director Justin Chon's Quest To Ignite Conversations

A still from Justin Chon's film Gook. (Birthday Soup Films LLC)
Arts

An interview with the actor, writer, and director whose new film explores Korean-black relations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

17 Drone Photographs Reveal How Urbanization Has Changed China

The buildings of Shanghai (Charlie Xia)
ArtsMultimedia

The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Padma Lakshmi's New York Memories

Padma Lakshmi at Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

In this podcast short, Lakshmi discusses her New York roots, her Desi identity, the Indian food she’s dying to see on Top Chef, and why she has no love for Disney princesses.

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Returns to Broadway Spotlight

(Masahiro Noguchi)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The Japanese actress will appear in the award-winning musical 'Chicago.'

Novelist Min Jin Lee on the 'Eternal Foreignness' of Being Asian American

(Tracy Hunter/Flickr)
Arts

The Korean-American writer discusses her work profiling Japan's marginalized Korean population.

Preserving — and Reinventing — New York’s Chinatown

Mei Lum at Wing on Wo & Co  (Teddy Wolff)
Current Affairs

With the restoration of her family's century-old shop, Mei Lum is showing that the neighborhood is more than just dim sum and fake handbags.

Director Lawrence Chen on the Importance of the 'Outsider Perspective'

Asian American director Law Chen is an award-winning commercial and music video director. (Photo courtesy of Law Chen)
Current Affairs

"The idea of growing up being a 'foreigner' in the country I was living in has made me look at everything from an outsider's perspective."

Why China Is Reviving Maritime Trade With West Asia

A group of storage jars at the site of the wreck off Belitung Island (Michael Flecker)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

More than a millennium after its zenith during the Tang Dynasty, Sino-West Asia economic ties are growing once again.

Jimmy Chin's Perpetual Adventure

(Courtesy of Jimmy Chin)
Current Affairs

The mountaineer and photographer tells Asia Blog about all things mountains, skiing, and photography.

I.M. Pei at 100 — Celebrating the Renowned Architect

I.M. Pei smiles for the camera at the Asia Society Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations on October 27, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The Pritzker Prize-winning centenarian has left an indelible mark on cities across the world.