It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San SuuKyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and SuuKyi share a startling physical resemblance.
Discussing the background for his new book, the acclaimed historical novelist comments, "In general, the reality of the opium trade, the part it played in forming modern capitalism and the modern world, is just obscure and occluded."
Launched this past Sunday, Asia Society New York's nine-film, month-long documentary series Visions of a New China is enjoying the attention of both the mainstream and more specialized cinephile press. The New York Timesfeatured it in the Sunday, Sept. 25 Arts & Leisure section, where "Week Ahead" columnist Neil Genzlinger wrote:
Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam won worldwide acclaim for her 2007 novel A Golden Age, the first volume in a planned "Bengal Trilogy" that follows one family from the period just before Bangladesh's war for independence, in 1971, through the subsequent decades.
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