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'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,
Arts

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
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Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

Star Singers, Fast-Growing Repertory Reflect China's Booming Interest in Western Opera

Soprano Ying Huang, who created the leading roles in new works such as Tan Dun's
Arts

With jet-setting artists and a trail of co-productions from Salzburg to Bayreuth, China's opera craze is big news for New York or Chicago or San Francisco as much as Beijing and Shanghai.

Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.
Arts

In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

Videos: 100 'Peaceful and Wrathful' Deities Emerge from Millions of Grains of Sand

The sand mandala constructed by Tibetan Buddhist monks at Asia Society Museum over five days in February 2014. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Time-lapse footage captures the extraordinary process by which a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala came into being at Asia Society Museum over the course of five days.

Video: Capitalism, Dying Languages Inspire Nalini Malani's Modern Shadow Play

Nalini Malani's
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Indian artist Nalini Malani introduces audiences to her video/shadow-play exhibition, Transgressions, now on view at Asia Society Museum, and talks about the various sources of inspiration underlying her work.

Asia Society Remembers 'Towering' Art Historian James Cahill (1926–2014)

Arts

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser pays tribute to a pioneer in the study of Chinese painting and its history in the West.

Book Excerpt: 'The Valley of Amazement ' by Amy Tan

Arts

Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

Interview: New Iranian American Anthology Sets Off Literary 'Tremors'

Anita Amirrezvani (L) and Persis Karim (R), co-editors of
Arts

"Good writing doesn't let anybody off the hook," say Anita Amirrezvani and Persis Karim of their new anthology of Iranian American fiction. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York Wednesday, December 4.