The 1931 novel has its faults, but it deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone heading to the Chinese countryside for the first time who wants to know a bit about the history of Chinese peasant life, writes Maura Cunningham.
Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."
On June 8, Asia Society New York and Mar Creation present New York Japan CineFest, featuring screenings of seven award-winning live action and animated shorts. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Asia Society New York's auditorium.
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