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The Medieval Art Form Behind Modern Japanese Cinema

Arts

How the centuries-old "Noh" tradition influenced directors like Akira Kurosawa.

#TBT: In 2014, Hong Kong Opera Star Gives Nod to Italian Art

Hong Kong Chinese tenor Warren Mok, one of China’s Three Tenors, performs at 'Primavera,' a Spring Dinner Celebration at Asia Society Hong Kong on March 21, 2014. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: When tenor Warren Mok gave "a contemporary Asian look at the splendors of Italian art."

Treatment of Asians at the Oscars: 'Antithesis of Progress'

Children represent accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A segment resurfacing Asian stereotypes obscures an equally troubling problem: the lack of good roles in Hollywood.

#TBT: In 2002, Wenji Opera Explores Themes of Dislocation and 'Biculturalism'

A scene from the chamber opera Wenji: Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute with actor Zhou Long (L) and actress Xiu Ying in 2002. (Jack Vartoogian/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A 2002 chamber opera documents the life of a Chinese poet who lived 1,800 years ago.

The Hysterical World of Professional Funeral Mourners

Professional mourner Hu Xinglian works a funeral in China's southwestern city of Chongqing on June 1, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A new play in Los Angeles centers around a hysterical — but traditional — custom that is found all over Asia.

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn (Regina Folk Festival 2008/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The folk musician's relationship with the Asian country predates her musical career.

Kimono-Clad Caroline Kennedy Cracks Open Barrel of Sake

(L to R) Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Asia Society President Josette Sheeran, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy prepare to break open a sake barrel in a traditional Japanese ceremony. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

At the opening of Asia Society New York's Season of Japan and Kamakura exhibit, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy participated in a traditional Japanese ceremony.

#TBT: In 2014, DJ Spooky Meets Kevin Rudd

Incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd (R), former Prime Minister of Australia, and DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, share a light moment in September 2014 at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A chance meeting at the 2014 opening of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot."

#TBT: In 2010, Yoshitomo Nara Goes Punk

Artist Yoshitomo Nara (center) poses with the punk band High Teen Boogie at Asia Society in New York on September 13, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2010 benefit gala for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.