Arts

From left, Stefanie Quintin, Amanda Li and Joseph Beutel in the opera "Mila," a tragedy about a Filipina helper working for a demanding Hong Kong family (Courtesy of Asia Society Hong Kong Center)

New opera looks at the plight of Philippine domestic helpers

Asia Society Hong Kong commissions work exploring racial and social issues

  • Hostels and inns are Japan's new art galleries

    Artisans create spaces where they can embrace the casual observer

  • Major New York art gallery expands presence in Hong Kong

    Pace to feature Yoshitomo Nara in opening exhibition for second space in city

  • Orchestral strains and pop culture: A match made in Japan

    Anime helps ensembles like the Tokyo Philharmonic reach younger set

  • Travel agency eyes a more foreigner-friendly Himeji Castle

    Plans include boosting language services and including the site on tours

  • Two Chinese novelists brave domestic bans to reach a global audience

    Yan Lianke and Yu Hua explore modern China to create an Asian perspective on the world

  • Laos film festival nurtures big screen dreams

    Luang Prabang has no cinema, but annual event is attracting growing global attention

  • American advocate of Japanese ceramics still unearthing talent

    After 40 years, Joan Mirviss' US gallery is a game-changer for young Japanese artists

  • Lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee dies in possible suicide

  • Art studio makes a VAST difference in Bhutan life

    Volunteer artists promote contemporary art alongside social work

  • Mao's 'last dancer' stages a surprise encore

    After swapping ballet for stockbroking 18 years ago, Li Cunxin performs again

  • Malaysia's most 'dangerous' cartoonist wields sharp humor

    Despite threat of decades in jail, artist Zunar says mission is to expose wrongs

  • Malaysian festival highlights rise of pan-Asian literature

    George Town celebrates growing status of the region's writers

  • Studio Ghibli names new boss; move speeds theme park

    Head of the anime studio's museum takes helm

  • Japan's 'urushi' lacquerware hits the road on two wheels

    An offbeat bike is developed to promote a traditional craft

  • Sparks and sponsorship light up Myanmar's Shan State

    Modernity meets tradition as firework-laden hot air balloons transform hilltop capital

  • Myanmar's Rakhine crisis divides literary world

    Mandalay writers festival reflects a deepening chill between Naypyitaw and the West

  • Myanmar's preservation man pursues dream museum

    Tycoon plans private museum for his vast collection of treasures

  • They arrived in Southeast Asia, built fortunes and kept secrets

    Now Peranakan descendants are trying to preserve a rich culture

  • Indian startup turns air pollutants into ink for art

    Bangalore's Graviky Labs develops tool to capture soot for recycling