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A still from "Skyfall" shows Daniel Craig's James Bond in a gleaming, ultramodern version of Shanghai. (Sony Pictures)

The Growth of China's Film Audience Means Xenophobia Doesn't Pay

In their own ways, "Red Dawn" and "Skyfall" made major efforts to accomodate the growing Chinese film market. more
A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was. more
NBC's George Oliphant at AsiaStore in New York in November 2012.

Video: 'George to the Rescue' Features AsiaStore on NBC's Taxi TV

An NBC shopping segment with George Oliphant highlights AsiaStore as “one of the best places to shop on the Upper East Side.” more
A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary "The Human Tower." (Goldcrest Films International)

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

Two filmmakers travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs involved in building "human towers." more
Actor and comedian Vir Das performing a stand-up skit in India.

Video: For Vir Das and Other South Asian Comics, the Best Punchline is Life Unfolding

Prior to Vir Das's appearance with Asia Society India Centre, we take a look at how several South Asian comics use humor to tell the stories of our lives. more
Stam, one of two eight-year-old Thai boxers profiled in Todd Kellstein's new documentary "Buffalo Girls," poses after a win. (Todd Kellstein)

Multimedia: New Film 'Buffalo Girls' Explores World of Child Boxing in Thailand

Following two young girls, filmmaker Todd Kellstein uncovers the world of underground child boxing in Thailand. more
Jewelry collector Susan L. Beningson.

Interview: 'When Gold Blossoms' Collector Susan L. Beningson

The private collector responsible for ASHK's current exhibit explains how and why she started collecting Indian jewelry. more
Journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur Hung Huang.

'An Army of Zhang Ziyis' and Other Colorful Quotes from Media Maven Hung Huang

The Chinese journalist, publisher, and entrepreneur, who will speak at Asia Society New York on October 30, isn't one to shy away from provocative statements. more
A still from Ai Weiwei's "Grass Mud Horse Style." (Ai Weiwei's Twitter, @aiww)

Video: Ai Weiwei Parodies 'Gangnam Style,' Confuses Pundits

The world-famous Chinese artist and provocateur infuses his Gangnam Style parody with some (possibly) dark humor. more
L to R: Nasim Pedrad, Cecily Strong, and Fred Armisen in the Saturday Night Live skit "Tech Talk," first aired on October 13, 2012.

What the Web is Saying About SNL's Chinese 'Peasant Laborers'

A skit last weekend used fake Foxconn workers to mock melodramatic iPhone 5 criticisms — but not everyone was amused. more