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Book Excerpt: 'I Am China' by Xiaolu Guo

Arts

Xiaolu Guo's ambitious new novel explores China through the perspective of a curious London-based translator. Author appearances at Asia Society Texas and Asia Society New York in September.

In the Philippines, Hearing Music as a Key Step on Path Toward Peace

Composer and musician Susie Ibarra, shown here in
Arts

Composer, percussionist, and musicologist Susie Ibarra is driven by a belief that the values in traditional music and indigenous culture can bring people together. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York tonight, July 30.

Photo of the Day: Mountain Silhouettes in Vietnam

Bright orange rays streak the Vietnam sky on May 3, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)
Multimedia

Bright orange rays streak the Vietnam sky on May 3, 2014. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)

Video: Watch Huang Ruo Discuss His Critically Acclaimed Opera 'Dr. Sun Yat-sen'

Composer Huang Ruo at Asia Society New York on December 2, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The New York Times hailed Huang Ruo's new opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen as a "humanizing tribute." At Asia Society last December, the composer discussed his desire to create an opera with a "Cantonese flavor."

Photo of the Day: A Ring of Light in Hong Kong

A view from the bottom of a cylindrical building in Lai Tak Tsuen, one of the first public housing estates in Hong Kong on May 1, 2014. (yukikei/Flickr)
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A view from the bottom of a cylindrical building in Lai Tak Tsuen, one of the first public housing estates in Hong Kong on May 1, 2014. (yukikei/Flickr)

Interview: Eric Liu on the Chinese American Dream and 'Hybrid' Identity

Eric Liu (L), author of
Lifestyle

Prior to his talk at Asia Society Northern California on July 29, Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University, discusses what it means to be Chinese American today.

Photo of the Day: Nepal's Multicolored Residential Plains

Against Nepal's mountainous skyline, multicolored residencies populate the land. (Eugene Kaspersky/Flickr)
Multimedia

Against Nepal's mountainous skyline, multicolored residencies populate the land. (Eugene Kaspersk/Flickr)

Interview: Modi's India Could Be a 'Less Caring Society,' Says Stanford Scholar

Current Affairs

In Narendra Modi's India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, "structural violence" may replace "open violence" toward Muslims and other minorities. Hansen participates in an Asia Society Northern California panel on Modi's India later today.

Photo of the Day: A Medley of Colorful Umbrellas in Laos

Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)
Multimedia

Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.
Arts

Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.