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Interview: 'Assassins' Author Tarun J. Tejpal Exposes India's Gritty Underbelly

Author and journalist Tarun Tejpal talks to an audience during the Kathmandu Literary Jatra in Kathmandu on September 16, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

"I just wanted to tell the story I wanted to tell — as uncompromisingly as I could," says the author of a savage new novel about India's underclass. Appearing at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 4.

Interview: Lin Tianmiao on Art, Influence, and 'Bodily Reaction' as Inspiration

Lin Tianmiao: 'Gazing Back - procreating (outdoor),' 2009. Polyurea, automotive paint, television recordings. (Lin Tianmiao)
Arts

Artist Lin Tianmiao, currently featured at Asia Society Museum, talks to Sun Yunfan of ChinaFile about her influences, becoming a mother, and the "Chinese-ness" of contemporary Chinese art.

Photo of the Day: Preserving Tradition in Singapore

A Teochew Street Opera Troupe performer wraps her head on September 1, 2012 at Pulau Ubin. (calvinistguy/Flickr)
Multimedia

A Teochew Street Opera Troupe performer wraps her head on September 1, 2012 at Pulau Ubin. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Asia Society's La Frances Hui on the Subversive Humor of Stephen Chow

Hong Kong screen icon Stephen Chow (L) in  'Fight Back to School II' (1992).
Arts

Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui offers an appreciation of the seemingly nonsensical humor of Stephen Chow for the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Interview: Filmmaker Daniel Hsia Plays With Cultural Assumptions in 'Shanghai Calling'

'Shanghai Calling' star Daniel Henney (L) on-set with director Daniel Hsia (R). (Gao Yuping)
Arts

Asia Society's La Frances Hui talks to Hsia, the Chinese American director and writer whose new romantic comedy opens the 35th Asian American International Film Festival this week in New York.

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Watch: New Film Shows Sri Lanka's Media Battered, but Not Beaten

A scene from the new documentary film 'Silenced Voices.'
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.

Interview: New Film Documents Removal of Kathputli Artists' Colony in New Delhi

A Kathputli colony puppeteer in New Delhi. (Joshua Cogan)
Arts The forthcoming 'Tomorrow We Disappear' investigates the city's destruction of the Kathputli colony of magicians, artists and puppeteers in New Delhi.

Re-Reading Pearl Buck's 'The Good Earth'

Pearl S. Buck's 'The Good Earth' was published in 1931 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Buck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.
Arts

The 1931 novel has its faults, but it deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone heading to the Chinese countryside for the first time who wants to know a bit about the history of Chinese peasant life, writes Maura Cunningham.

Interview: The Story Behind 'Poetry of the Taliban'

A young Afghan boy smells a flower in the Oshay Bazaar, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2011. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Arts

Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."