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NPR's Louisa Lim offers insiders' accounts of this seminal tragedy.
In an Asia Society exclusive video, the eminent Chinese novelist shares his considered views on what makes for successful literary translation.
One of Japan's most lauded authors explains why genre distinctions don't concern him and how he responded to the Fukushima disaster.
Award-winning writer Amitav Ghosh documents how British paved way for opium route.
Amy Tan's latest novel draws on her own family stories to explore the world of early-1900s Shanghai.
Mentor texts help develop children's natural storytelling abilities. Even in Chinese!
'Valley of Amazement' stems from a new and surprising family revelation.
Diaspora writing ready to claim a space, say co-editors.
C & W crosses cultural borders in Salar Abdoh's tale.
Jung Chang's new biography re-examines path forged by Empress Dowager Cixi.
Pair’s search for man turns lurid as nuclear war threatens city of Mumbai.
Oct. 28: 'Meet the Author' event at Asia Society New York.
Journalist Daniel Brook traces architectural evolution of Shanghai and Mumbai.
Manil Suri and Amy Tan speak about their latest literary works at the Texas Center.
"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China," says author of "Five Star Billionaire."
Jeet Thayil and Dev Benegal discuss Thayil's prize-winning novel "Narcopolis."
Kevin Kwan depicts lifestyles of Asia’s super rich, but not necessarily famous.
Debut novelist strikes gold with Singapore satire.

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