Around the World: Virtual Book Club with Charles Yu, 'Distant Mountains' Collaboration with Wu Man and Wu Wei, and More
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Book Club: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Join Asia Society New York and the Asian American Writer's Workshop for a virtual book club led by author Charles Yu to discuss his novel Interior Chinatown. A 2020 National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller, the deeply personal novel is about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.
The event is for Asia Society members and takes place Thursday, May 20, 5:30–7 p.m. Central.
Aurora Picture Show SATELLITES
It's time to check back in with the Aurora Picture Show's ongoing exploration into experimental media arts, a digital collection highlighting filmmaking by a wide range of artists from Houston as well as all over the world! The works are updated regularly, so with each visit to the page there is something new to experience, like Cathy Lee Crane's Bee Film, an Aurora Picture Show commission from 2015 exploring the life of bees and their human caretakers in Hilo, Hawaii.
Distant Mountains Album Release by Wu Man and Wu Wei
Listen to pipa virtuoso Wu Man and sheng master Wu Wei (who performed at Asia Society in 2019) perform together for the first time at the 2018 Moregenland Festival Osnabrueck. The recording ranges from traditional Chinese pieces to new compositions and improvisations, showcasing the duo's ability to blend the traditional and contemporary while highlighting a variety of regional musical traditions.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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