Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' has thus far been denied an official release permit in China — tantamount to an Oscars ban, writes Jonathan Landreth.
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
A couple of boats make their way on water through green mountains in China on February 19, 2014. (Frans van der Kuil/Flickr)
On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, March 6.
Experience the sights and sounds of Bishan, a rural village in China's Anhui province, on January 30, the eve of the Year of the Horse.
The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.
In preparation for China's Ice and Snow World, a snow-making machine covers a sculpture with artificial snow in Harbin, China on January 4, 2014. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.
With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!
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