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New US-China Forum Sends Top American Artists to Beijing

Participants in the November 2011 US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture.
Arts

Meryl Streep, Yo-Yo Ma, Joel Coen, and Amy Tan are just some of the American cultural figures going to Beijing next month for four days of unprecedented cultural exchange.

Video: U-Ram Choe's Mesmerizing Animatronic Sculpture, 'Guardian of the Hole'

U-Ram Choe's 'Guardian of the Hole,' on display at Asia Society Museum in New York through December 31, 2011.
Arts

For Asia Society Museum, Korean artist U-Ram Choe has created a kinetic, seal-like creature that appears to be breathing while dozens of intricate "wings," leaf-like and gold in color, flutter above him.

New Documentary Focuses on Laos' Land Mine Problem

A still from Mediastorm's new film on Laotian land mines, 'Surviving the Peace.'
Multimedia

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) commissioned Mediastorm to produce a documentary that profiled the organization's work removing land mines in Laos, all the while profiling the lives of those affected most.

Non-Resident Indian's Confession Spurs an Online Tempest

Sumedh Mungee's Oct. 22, 2011 post in the 'India Ink' blog.
Lifestyle

A post this past weekend in the New York Times blog India Ink, "Why I Left India (Again)," by an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) — about his personal experience of returning to India after 11 years of living in the U.S. and having to leave the country again, apparently for good — has generated a storm of reactions by readers and critics alike.

Interview: Coomi's Wearable Art

Gold bracelet from Coomi's Antiquity collection.
Lifestyle

Growing up in Mumbai, jewelry designer Coomi would pick up random beads, flowers and whatever else she could find to create her pieces. Years later, a thesis on jewelry for her textile degree was her way of sealing a lifelong bond with her passion.

Huntsman Woos Colbert in Mandarin, But 'Delivery' Joke Falls Flat

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman (L) talks to Stephen Colbert on the 'Colbert Report' October 24, 2011.
Policy

Republican presidential hopeful and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke Mandarin on Comedy Central's Colbert Report last night, but most media outlets reported on his would-be attempt at humor.

Video: Song and Dance, the Mongolian Way

(Naranzogt Tschuluun)
Arts

Mongolia literally takes center stage at Asia Society New York this Friday, October 28th, when the Mongolia National Horse-head Fiddle Ensemble appears as part of the program Music and Dance from Mongolia.

Taiwanese Artist Brings Burma, 'Land of Shadows,' to Light

An image from Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang's Magnum in Motion photo essay.
Policy

Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang explores the paradox of Burmese society in a riveting photo essay. 

Ezra Vogel on Tiananmen and Deng Xiaoping

A file photo dated 25 Oct. 1987 shows China's late political patriarch Deng Xiaoping as he applauds during a session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People. (John Giannini/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Deng Xiaoping biographer Ezra Vogel discusses to what extent the Tiananmen Square incident tarnished Deng's record of reform. 

The Economist Hails Gandhara Exhibition's 'Unusual East-West Syncretism'

Vision of a Buddha’s paradise. Mohammed Nari, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 4th century CE Schist H. 46 7/8 x W. 38 3/16 x D. 11 in. (119 x 97 x 28 cm). Lahore Museum, G-155
Arts

Some of the first human images of Buddha first appeared in Pakistan, notes The Economist in its October 20 feature "The beauty of ancient globalization," covering Asia Society Museum's much talked-about exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara, on view through October 30.