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Kutiyattam: The Abandonment of Sita (Complete)

South Indian group Natanakairali perform The Abandonment of Sita through Kutiyattam, the oldest surviving form of Sanskrit theater from Kerala, India. more

Outgoing Asia Society President Vishakha Desai Says Farewell

On her final day at Asia Society, outgoing president Vishakha Desai looks back on her 22-year tenure with the organization. more

Duvvuri Subbarao: Short-Term Sacrifice for Long-Term Growth

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India defends his monetary policy and offers his reasons why potential investors should be optimistic about the Indian economy. more
Papermoon Puppet Theatre; Nan Jombang.
Week of Indonesia at Asia Society
The first week of October brings two exciting contemporary Indonesian groups to New York. more

Dan Rather: Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan

The veteran newsman shares his thoughts on Afghanistan, a country he has covered since the late 1970s. more
Writer and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's first-ever Minister of Culture, at Asia Society New York on August 22, 2012.

Lung Yingtai: Culture Can Reveal 'Hidden Wounds' on Both Sides of Taiwan Strait

Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. more

Lung Yingtai: Toward a More Creative and Vibrant Taiwan

NEW YORK, August 22, 2012 — Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, outlines what steps Taiwan has to take to prevent a "brain drain" in its creative industries. (6 min. 8 sec.) more

Lung Yingtai on Crossing Borders (Complete)

Taiwan's Minister of Culture shares her views on cross-Strait bridge-building and how she navigates between writing and politics. more
Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture.

'You Must Say It Loudly' and Other Quotes from Taiwan's Lung Yingtai

Ahead of her sold-out appearance at Asia Society New York, six memorable quotes from Taiwan's Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai on public and private integrity, Taiwan's duty, and the "Shanghai man." more
'Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land' (2012), edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (University of California Press)

Book Excerpt: 'Another Swimmer' by Xujun Eberlein (from 'Chinese Characters')

In this excerpt from a new anthology, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. more