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'Gook' Director Justin Chon's Quest To Ignite Conversations

A still from Justin Chon's film Gook. (Birthday Soup Films LLC)
Arts

An interview with the actor, writer, and director whose new film explores Korean-black relations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Asia Abridged Podcast: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Actress Constance Wu was cast to portray Rachel Chu, the protagonist in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel 'Crazy Rich Asians.' (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Kevin Kwan and director Jon Chu discuss why the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is important for Asian Americans and for diversity in general. 

Asian American Immigration in the Age of Trump

Malaysian activists hold placards during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration order outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 3, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

“I think there's tremendous fear in immigrant communities as a result of the election.” 

The State of Chinese Cinema Today

Lu Chuan, the director of City of Life and Death, will be honored at Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit on November 2, 2016. (Dennis Amith/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Jonathan Landreth of ChinaFile and China Film Insider discusses the state of Chinese cinema today.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.

George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

How an Iconic American Hot Dog Restaurant Came to the Philippines

Pink's Hot Dogs
Arts

Richard Pink, owner of Los Angeles' famed Pink's Hot Dogs, tells Asia Society Southern California why he chose Manila for his first international expansion.

The Hysterical World of Professional Funeral Mourners

Professional mourner Hu Xinglian works a funeral in China's southwestern city of Chongqing on June 1, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A new play in Los Angeles centers around a hysterical — but traditional — custom that is found all over Asia.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)
Multimedia

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

Zhang Yimou: 'Thank You for the Award. I'll Do Much Better in the Future'

Zhang Yimou delivers a speech after winning a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S.-China Film Summit gala in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Arts

The acclaimed Chinese director, who accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S-China Film Summit, painted a bright picture of the future of Sino-American collaboration.