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Asia Society's new publication showcases predictions from officials at MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions on future of the museum.

Video: A Young Filmmaker's Journey from Small-Town Sichuan to the Oscars

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Despite not advancing to the final list of nominees announced on January 15, filmmaker Mu Zijian has made his mark by being the first Chinese national ever shortlisted in the Academy Awards' "Best Documentary Short" category.

Multimedia: Emerging Chinese Composers Bring Local Sounds to Global Stage

Wu Shuang in Qin Yi's multimedia work
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Up-and-coming Chinese composers Sam Wu, Qin Yi, and Zulan made their U.S. debuts on Asia Society's stage with three eclectic works in Shanghai/New York: Future Histories.

Video: Meet the Authors Behind Some of the Best Books of 2014

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Seven authors who appeared on multiple year-end "best-of" lists all presented their new books at Asia Society in 2014.

Slideshow: Interactive Nam June Paik Installation Lets Museum Visitors Shoot and Share

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Enjoy a gallery of trippy Instagram images from Asia Society Museum's "Three-Camera Participation/Participation TV," part of the exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, on view through January 4, 2015.

Book Excerpt: 'Indonesia, Etc.' by Elizabeth Pisani

Elizabeth Pisani, author of 'Indonesia, Etc.' (Marit Miners)
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After a year of travel around the archipelago, veteran Indonesia-watcher Elizabeth Pisani found "a nation quite different from the one I thought I knew." In-person author talk at Asia Society New York December 15, 2014.

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

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The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium.

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character
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"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

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How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

On Eve of 2014 U.S.-China Film Summit, a Trans-Pacific Media Business Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

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ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports on an industry-wide commitment to building a "real business" between Hollywood and the leading players in the world's second-largest market, China.

Flashback: The Story Behind Nam June Paik's 'Digital Experiment' at Bell Labs

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A former engineer at the famous seedbed of innovation Bell Labs recalls Nam June Paik's "enthusiasm, energy, and especially his curiosity." Video screening at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 1.