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Interview: 'Five Star' Novelist Tash Aw Explores Human Side of New Asian Dream

Arts

"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China. It seems to me that the American Dream is meeting its first serious challenger," says the acclaimed author of Five Star Billionaire.

Video: That Time Jeremy Lin Mistook New York's Koreatown for Times Square

'Linsanity' (2013)
Lifestyle

The makers of the documentary Linsanity offer up some behind-the-scenes stories to the Asian American International Film Festival crowd at Asia Society in New York.

Interview: Nuanced Documentary 'Powerless' Illuminates India's Energy Crisis

Loha Singh risks his life to connect electrical wires to redirect energy to the underprivileged. (Powerless Film)
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Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.

Interview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teach Author Kevin Kwan His Love of Fiction

Arts

"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.

Interview: Art Conservation Guru Preserves Sacred Paintings' Spiritual, Material Sides

Anupam Sah (R) is the Head of Art Conservation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya's Art Conservation Centre (L) in Mumbai. (Robert Cutts/Flickr)
Arts

"The thangka ... are means for the Buddhists to achieve their aim of spiritual development, and are not just material works of art," says noted art conservator Anupam Sah. Join him at the CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre in Mumbai this Saturday, July 13.

Interview: Author Anchee Min Revisits Immigrant's Struggle in New Memoir

Arts

Acclaimed author Anchee Min talks about her newest memoir, The Cooked Seed, and her experiences adapting to a new country. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 23.

Photos: Authenticity, 'Elemental Forms' Set Cambodian Artist Sopheap Pich Apart

Sopheap Pich,
Arts

Bansie Vasvani analyzes the distinctive qualities of the artist's work, currently on view in New York City as part of the Season of Cambodia festival.

Photos/Video: Seatbelts Required for Lively Jackie Chan Q&A at Asia Society

Jackie Chan (L) and Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui at Asia Society headquarters in New York on June 11, 2013. (C. Bay Milin/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

In a rollicking 30-minute Q&A which saw an animated Chan spend just as much time out of his seat as in it, the superstar said China should use Hollywood to tell its story.

Interview: Literary Pioneer Jessica Hagedorn on Glass Ceilings and a Generational Divide

Arts

"Nothing much has changed," the groundbreaking author and editor says of Asian Americans working in the arts, "the barriers are still there." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York June 3.

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)
Lifestyle

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.