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Interview: Sunada Mami on Filming Her Father's Final Days [Images/Video]

Sunada Tomoaki in a still from his daughter's documentary film about his death. (Bitters End, Inc.)
Arts

Sunada’s directorial debut Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011) opens Asia Society New York’s new film series Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries on March 10.

Photos/Video: Oscar Winners Speak at Asia Society in New York

Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge, directors of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'Saving Face' at Asia Society New York on March 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley)
Multimedia

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.

Photos: Notable Names on Hand for Asia Society's Screening with Michelle Yeoh

L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of
Arts

In pictures: artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh.

Photos: Michelle Yeoh Transforms Into Aung San Suu Kyi, 'The Lady'

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in
Arts

Photos from Michelle Yeoh's new movie, The Lady, show her striking resemblance to the icon she plays, Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Michelle Yeoh is 'The Lady': Actress Brings Aung San Suu Kyi’s Story to Screen

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady (2011). (Cohen Media Group)
Arts

It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San Suu Kyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and Suu Kyi share a startling physical resemblance.

What Are Asian Nations Saying About Sri Lanka’s Conflict?

Sri Lankan state workers and ruling party activists protest outside the main railway station in Colombo on August 2, 2011. The protest was aimed to denounce Britain's Channel 4 documentary 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields'. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Andrew Billo gets the discussion started in advance of a New York event about a controversial Channel 4 film about Sri Lanka's civil war.

Video: Chinese Author Murong Xuecun Talks Government (and Self) Censorship

Chinese author Murong Xuecun speaks during the Chindia Dialogues at Asia Society in New York on Sunday, November 6, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz)
Arts

Before he was featured on the front page of the New York Times, the 37-year-old novelist spoke at Asia Society in New York. Click the headline to read and watch.

Jeffrey Wasserstrom on Yu Hua's 'China in Ten Words'

Yu Hua (Courtesy of Fabrica)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the latest work by Chinese author Yu Hua, who participates in Asia Society New York's Chindia Dialogues this week.

'Chindia Dialogues' Speaker Amitav Ghosh Featured on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show

'River of Smoke' author Amitav Ghosh, appearing at Asia Society New York on Nov. 3, 2011. (Frederick Noronha/Flickr)
Arts

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."

Asia Society Documentary Series 'Visions of a New China' Garners Media Acclaim

Still from <i>Floating</i> (Huang Weikai, 2005), screening Oct. 21 at Asia Society New York.
Arts

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 Times featured it in the Sunday, Sept. 25 Arts & Leisure section, where "Week Ahead" columnist Neil Genzlinger wrote: