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Interview: Tokyo Photographer Reaches New Heights in 'Levitation' Self-Portraits

Natsumi Hayashi levitates in front of a public drinking fountain in her image
Multimedia

Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her ongoing self-portrait project.

Some Asia Society Friends Make Shortlist for South Asia's Biggest Literary Prize

Novelists Amitav Ghosh (L) and Tahmima Anam (R), shown here in their Fall 2011 appearances at Asia Society New York, are two of the writers short-listed for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Arts

Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani novelists recently hosted by Asia Society are finalists for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Always a Pioneer, Artist Xu Bing Now Takes the Novel Beyond the Written Word

Sample pages from Xu Bing's
Arts

The Chinese artist's latest creation, Book from the Ground: From Point-to-Point, is a literally iconic work of fiction.

Interview: Hamid Dabashi Navigates 1400 Years of Persian Literary Tradition

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Arts

The Columbia University scholar discusses the theories of "literary humanism" advanced in his new book. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 29.

Book Excerpt: 'Northern Girls' by Sheng Keyi

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Arts

In this excerpt from her debut novel, one of China's leading new novelists puts a human face on the phenomenon of mass migration. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, November 27.

Asia Society Hong Kong Event Honors Zao Wou-ki, a Global Artist Ahead of His Time

A woman walks past the world's largest triptych ever, produced by painter Zao Wou-ki and displayed at the Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auction preview in Hong Kong on May 26, 2005. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

Ahead of a panel discussion this week at Asia Society Hong Kong, scholar Melissa Walt explains what makes Zao Wou-ki one of the pre-eminent modern Chinese artists.

Interview: International Writing Head Christopher Merrill on a World-Class Legacy

L: Author Hualing Nieh as a young girl in mainland China. R: Hualing (R) with Hong Kong documentary filmmaker Angie Chen (R), director of 'One Tree Three Lives,' about Hualing's life and career.
Arts

The current head of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program reflects on the "incalculable good" Hualing Nieh has contributed to world literature. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 10.

Chinese Movie Mogul Promises New Party Leaders Will Open Market to Hollywood

(L to R) Han Sanping, Chairman, China Film Group; Peter Shiao, CEO, Orb Media Group; Lewis Coleman, President, Chief Financial Officer, DreamWorks. (Molly Ann/Asia Society)
Business

Jonathan Landreth reports from a rare public exchange between Lewis Coleman, president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks, and Han Sanping, president of the China Film Group, the nation’s monopoly film importer.

Video: 'Internet is the Answer' Declares Ai Weiwei in Newly Launched Blog

In the first video posted on his new blog, Ai Weiwei speaks on the role of digital media in today's China. (YouTube)
Arts

The indefatigable artist and activist's first post is a video in which he argues for the role of the internet in establishing a civil society under authoritarian rule.

Ahead of Film Summit, Here's Everything You Need to Know About China's Movie Industry

Ben Kingsley stars as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3,' a Hollywood-China
Business

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports from Los Angeles on the eve of the U.S.-China Film Summit, an annual event now more important than ever.