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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.

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.

 

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.

Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should Read this Summer

The scandal surrounding ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai (L) got Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom thinking about some of his favorite noir books about China. (Bo Xilai photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

After a brief primer on the "wicked old treaty port" of Shanghai, Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom suggests some China-crime-themed summer reading.

Interview: Artist Chitra Ganesh Evokes 'Ghost Effect' of Silent Cinema [Images]

Chitra Ganesh, 'Gopa in the Garden, Prem Sanyas' (2012), charcoal on paper, 141 x 191.8 cm.
Arts

Acclaimed Indian American artist reanimates some of cinema's first female icons in her new works on paper.

Interview: Sunada Mami on Filming Her Father's Final Days [Images/Video]

Sunada Tomoaki in a still from his daughter's documentary film about his death. (Bitters End, Inc.)
Arts

Sunada’s directorial debut Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011) opens Asia Society New York’s new film series Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries on March 10.

Photos/Video: Oscar Winners Speak at Asia Society in New York

Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge, directors of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'Saving Face' at Asia Society New York on March 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley)
Multimedia

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.