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Book Excerpt: 'The Boat Rocker' by Ha Jin

Ha Jin (Jerry Bauer)

Read an excerpt from the latest work published by the venerated Chinese-American novelist.

Four Southeast Asian Writers Talk Language, Identity, and Culture

Gina Apostol, Jessica Hagedon, Alfin Sa'at, Jeremy Tiang, and Harold Augenbraum participate in a discussion following a reading. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

As part of the Singaporean Literary Festival in New York, Asia Society hosted two Singaporean and two Filipina-born writers for a reading and discussion.

Interview: Pulitzer-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on the United States, Vietnam, and Why History Can’t Be Erased

President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"The effacement and erasure of Asians, Asian Americans and other minorities or people of color still continues to this day in the U.S."

Interview: Sudarsan Raghavan on Afghanistan's 'Pivotal Transformations'

Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat on April 9, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Washington Post reporter and Osborn Elliott Prize winner discusses how the country has — and hasn't — changed in the 15 years since 9/11.

Interview: Historian Erika Lee on the 'Traumatic' History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S.

Historian Erika Lee lectures to a class. (Patrick O'Leary)
Current Affairs

The preeminent immigration historian discusses her family’s hardship coming to the U.S., how stereotypes of Chinese immigrants are shifting, and how Asian Americans remain “invisible” in many ways.

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Finally Don't Care What People Think of Me'

Padma Lakshmi reads an excerpt from her new memoir at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, March 10. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

The model and 'Top Chef' host discussed her candid new memoir at Asia Society Thursday night.

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.

Book Excerpt: 'The Fire Beneath: Tales of Gold' by Almira Astudillo Gilles

Almira Astudio Gilles will appear at Asia Society on December 7 to discuss her book

Read an excerpt from Almira Astudillo Gilles' book "The Fire Beneath: Tales of Gold" which tells the story of how Berto Morales stumbled upon relics of the Philippines' gilded past.

Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir


“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.

Interview: From North Korea to NYC, Defector Recounts His Unlikely Journey

Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Current Affairs

North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people."