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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.

Wynton Marsalis: Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander Is 'Not Something You Can Even Explain'

The Indonesian piano prodigy Joey Alexander (Carol Friedman)

The legendary trumpeter told the San Diego Union-Tribute that he "wasn't anywhere near Joey's sophistication at his age."

Alan Yang: Asian Americans in Hollywood Have 'A Long Way to Go'

Actor/writer Aziz Ansari (R) and writer Alan Yang accept Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the 'Master of None' episode 'Parents' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The co-creator of the Netflix show "Master of None" used his acceptance speech at the Emmy's to encourage Asian American representation in film and TV.

Interview: Emiko Saraswati Susilo on the Beauty of Indonesian Dance

Sara Gambina-Belknap

The choreographer, dancer, and vocalist discussed her upbringing and influences to Asia Society Northern California.

How Artists and Museums Can Embrace Globalism

(Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

How a groundbreaking Chinese artist "pressures the viewer to think" about social and environmental issues in a global context.

Video: The Painstaking and Mesmerizing Tradition of the Tibetan Sand Mandala

(Joel Luks/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The sacred tradition from Tibetan Buddhism embodies the universe and serves as a metaphor of the impermanence of life.

Ai Weiwei: Meaningful Architecture Is 'Very Dangerous' To China's Leadership

 (Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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“The discussion does not benefit who is going to be profited. So authorities doesn’t like this kind of discussion — any discussion related to aesthetics.” 

The Americans' Ruthie Ann Miles: 'We Should Not Be Satisfied Playing the Token Asian'

Ruthie Ann Miles in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. (Paul Kolnik)

The Korean-raised actress, currently starring in The King and I on Broadway, discussed her passion for music, theater, and says why television makes her nervous.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
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The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.