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Interview: Author Pankaj Mishra on the Modernization of Asia

Pankaj Mishra (R), author of
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"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

Interview: Novelist Hari Kunzru on Mo Yan, Misogyny and National Indentity

Hari Kunzru at a book signing of his novel
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"I consider Indians writing in English as writers, first and foremost," says award-winning author and journalist Hari Kunzru. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10.

Looking Back at 2012 China Books: A Conversation with Ian Johnson

Some of the books on China from 2012 that caught the attention of journalist Ian Johnson and historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (Asia Society)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom catches up with journalist Ian Johnson to discuss their favorite China-related books from 2012.

Revealed: The Asian 'Global Thinkers' Who Made Foreign Policy's Top 100 List for 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (R) chats with Aung San Suu Kyi (C) and her assistant Tin Mar Aung (L) before the Myanmar parliamentarian spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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In 2012, Asia Society hosted several of the global thinkers ranked on the latest annual Foreign Policy list.

Interview: Pankaj Mishra's Eye-Opening Asian Perspective on Modern History

Pankaj Mishra (L), author of 'From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia' (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012).
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The versatile Indian critic and journalist's latest book is an engaging account of Asian intellectuals whose anti-colonial ideas helped shape the modern world.

Interview: Frank Dikötter, Author of 'Mao's Great Famine' [UPDATED]

Frank Dikötter, author of 'Mao's Great Famine.' (Hong Kong University)
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The author of Mao's Great Famine, which was a runner-up in the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, spoke with Asia Blog about China, famine, and why the Great Leap Forward doesn't get enough attention. He also has a few choice words for The New Yorker's Pankaj Mishra.

Kashmir: A Case for Self-Determination

L to R: Arundhati Roy, Pankaj Mishra, Mohamad Junaid and Philip Oldenburg in New York City on November 11, 2011.
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Over the years, Asia Society has had a proud tradition of being an open forum for ideas on important and sometimes controversial issues — such as the one that has vexed South Asia for more than 60 years.

Mishra: Kashmir "Doomed to a Very Long Silence"

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard in front of a wall bearing the grafitti 'Gaza Strip' during an undeclared curfew in Srinagar on May 21, 2011. Authorities in restive Indian Kashmir placed separatist leaders under house arrest to thwart a rally marking the anniversaries of the killing of two of the independence movement's key figures. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)
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Authors Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra appeared at Asia Society in New York to discuss their new book Kashmir: The Case for Freedom. Roy stated: "The word has gotten out … many more Indians are now aware and uncomfortable about participating in this occupation." But has the word truly "gotten out"? And do all sides view this as an "occupation"?