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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."

Watch: Trailers For Seven New York Japan CineFest Films

A scene from director Ken Ochiai's Frog in the Well (2010).
Multimedia

Presented by Asia Society New York and Mar Creation on June 8, 2012, the New York Japan CineFest will feature seven award-winning live action and animated shorts with the filmmakers in attendance.

After 'Initial Assault on the Senses' the Real India Lingers in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Judi Dench in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'
Arts

The new movie 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' begins on a voyeuristic note but eventually digs much deeper.

 

Interview: M.A. Farooqi Wrestles with Big Themes, Emerges Triumphant in New Novel

Cover art for 'Between Clay and Dust' (2012) by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. (Aleph Book Company)
Arts

Multitalented Musharraf Ali Farooqi brings an indelible new story to life in his latest novel — and meanwhile resurrects some of South Asia's grandest old stories in his translations.

Watch: Trailer for Upcoming New York Japan CineFest (Plus, Win Free Tickets!)

Still from 'Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins.' (Dolphin Dance Project)
Arts

On June 8, Asia Society New York and Mar Creation present New York Japan CineFest, featuring screenings of seven award-winning live action and animated shorts. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Asia Society New York's auditorium.