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Creative Voices of Muslim Asia - Spring 2012

Highlights from the Spring Season of Asia Society's Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, featuring musicians and other performers from Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Pakistan. more

Japan/America: Writers' Dialogue (Complete)

A pair of top translators facilitate a cross-cultural exchange between Japanese and American writers. more
Picture dated 20 November 1953 of Iranian ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh using his hand to make a point during one of his frequent interruptions of court proceedings in Tehran's military tribunal, trying him for treason. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Excerpt: 'Patriot of Persia' by Christopher de Bellaigue

Read the prologue from the new book about former Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh. Author Christopher de Bellaigue will appear at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 15. more

Huang Ruo: Excerpts from Sun Yat-Sen

Concert excerpts from a new opera about one of the major figures of 20th-century China, along with insights from the composer. more
Chinese activist activist Chen Guangcheng (L) is seen in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse at the Chaoyang hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012. (Jordan Pouille/AFP/GettyImages)

Interview: Former US Ambassador Speaks Out on 'Murky' Chen Guangcheng Saga

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord says the U.S. government is likely doing everything it can to help ensure legal reformer Chen Guangcheng's rights. more
Arif Lohar in concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Watch: Complete NY Concert by Pakistani Living Legend Arif Lohar

Asia Society New York is still buzzing after last weekend's two sold-out performances by Pakistan's beloved balladeer Arif Lohar. Relive the magic whenever you want with this complete video of the Saturday show. more

Excerpt: 'Dama Dam Mast Qalandar'

Arif Lohar and his ensemble perform what the Village Voice describes as a "traditional Sufi rave." more
Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. more

Concert Highlight: An Ecstatic Finish for Arif Lohar

Watch as the second of Arif Lohar's two performances at Asia Society New York reaches a delirious climax. more

Arif Lohar and Friends: Jugni Ji!

Watch: Arif Lohar and ensemble launch an epic rendition of "Alif Allah Chambey di Booti" onstage at Asia Society. more