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Our Picks From Around Asia: Duterte's Online Army, The Passing of a Bollywood Great, and U.S.-China History

The Indian actor Om Puri died in Mumbai of a heart attack at age 66. (Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

The State of Chinese Cinema Today

Lu Chuan, the director of City of Life and Death, will be honored at Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit on November 2, 2016. (Dennis Amith/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Jonathan Landreth of ChinaFile and China Film Insider discusses the state of Chinese cinema today.

'Arrival' Actor Tzi Ma on Being Outspoken in Hollywood

Actor Tzi Ma is starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Arrival' alongside Amy Adams, Forrest Whitaker, and Jeremy Renner. (Diana Ragland)
Arts

"It's easier for me to articulate my concerns without lighting the room on fire."

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)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

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.

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)
Arts

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)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

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.

Apology for Racial Insensitivity at Oscars Fails to Mollify Asian-American Community

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader and Asia Game Changer, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary last month. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society
Current Affairs

Actor George Takei called the mea culpa "a bland, corporate response."

The Medieval Art Form Behind Modern Japanese Cinema

Arts

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

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.