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#TBT: Sri Lankan Dance Troupe 'Snakes' Its Way Through America in 1958

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon National Dancers. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: one of Asia Society's earliest cultural performances.

Interview: Yang Mu on Personal Narratives and the 'Thriving' Taiwanese Literary Landscape

Yang Mu and his book Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet.

In his autobiographical essays, Yang Mu tells the story of Taiwan's social, political, and cultural changes in the twentieth century through personal narratives about his childhood in Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan.

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31

Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.

#TBT: Burmese National Theater Makes Historic U.S. Visit in 1975

Dancers from the Burmese National Theater collaborate with American dancers at the Martha Graham Studio in New York during a historic U.S. visit in 1975. (Dan Sterbling)

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: dancers from the Burmese National Theater teach American students at the legendary Martha Graham's New York studio.

Interview: Kevin Kwan on World of 'Insane Fortunes' in New Novel 'China Rich Girlfriend'

Author Kevin Kwan. (Kevin Kwan)

In a Q&A, author Kevin Kwan previewed his upcoming novel 'China Rich Girlfriend.' In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on June 16, 2015.

Interview: Andrew Lam, From Heartbroken Vietnamese Refugee to Best-Selling Author

Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam. (Andrew Lam)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Vietnamese American author recounts how he forced himself to confront the carnage, heartbreak, and marginalization of his childhood through writing.

Interview: Harry Shum, Jr. on Demanding Roles and 'Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'

Harry Shum, Jr. (Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Harry Shum, Jr. discusses his "most complex character" yet in the upcoming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel.

Multimedia: Elementary Students Dubbed 'Brilliant Young Artists' for Nam June Paik-Inspired Exhibition

Student artists pose in the gallery in front of <i>4-2 D-2</i>. (Elsa Ruiz)

A months-long project culminated on Thursday when children from four New York public schools saw their own work on the walls and the gallery floors of a major cultural institution.

Interview: Writer Tao Lin on 'Remaining a Stranger' Wherever He Goes

Author Tao Lin poses in front of the produce section at New York City grocery store. (Tao Lin)

Controversial author discusses visiting Taiwan, plans for his next novel, and drawing mandalas while stoned in his room.

Interview: Photographer Documents 'The Horror' Facing Myanmar's Rohingya

Rohingya women who left their village to flee Burma to Bangladesh in early 2009. (Greg Constantine)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

2009 Osborn Elliott Prize winner Greg Constantine discusses his work depicting the struggles of stateless minority groups around the world through photography.