Don't miss: The 'Chindia' Dialogues

Coming up this weekend: Asia Society will bring 20 leading authors and critical thinkers from China and India to NYC to engage in vital literary and cultural dialogue, as part of the inaugural Asian Arts & Ideas Forum: The 'Chindia' Dialogues. Here are two events not to miss:

Friday, November 4, 12:30-2:00 PM
Free. No reservation required.
Featuring Siddhartha Deb, Yu Hua, Murong Xuecun, and Zha Jianying
©2011 Asia Society
Literary reporters bear witness to the effects of modernization – from massive internal migration and the commercialization of culture to the ravages of corruption and environmental degradation – with novelist/essayist Yu Hua (China In Ten Words); author and media critic Zha Jianying (Tide Players, and a participant in PEN's 2011 World Voices Festival event: China in Two Acts)Siddhartha Deb, who survived a stint as a “cybercoolie” at a call center in Mumbai to write The Beautiful and the Damned; and China’s pioneering cyber novelist-turned-investigative journalist Murong Xuecun (best-selling novel, Leave Me Alone: A Novel of Chengdu), who reported on a mafia-style “direct-selling” pyramid scam in Jiangxi that exposed the inequities in China's capitalistic development. Moderated by Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society’s Center for U.S-China Relations. 

Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street (directions)│212-517-ASIAwww.AsiaSociety.org/artsandideas

Thursday, November 3, 6:30-8:00 PM
Tickets purchasable here. $15 (non-members), $12 (students/seniors), $10 (members)
Jonathan Spence (L) and Amitav Ghosh (R).
©2011 Asia Society
One of India’s best known writers, Amitav Ghosh, joins leading Chinese scholar and Sterling Professor of History at Yale Jonathan Spence to discuss Ghosh’s landmark historical novel, River of Smoke (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, October 2011), the Sino-Indian relations during the Opium Wars, and the relevance of the legacy of capitalism and colonialism to Asia’s emerging role in the 21st Century. Introduced by Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society’s Center for U.S.-China Relations. 
Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street (directions)│212-517-ASIAwww.AsiaSociety.org/artsandideas

For a complete list of 'Chindia' events, visit Asia Society's Calendar 

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