Arts

Actors dressed as storm troopers arrive for the China premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China in December 2017. © Reuters

China's box office is back thanks to piracy crackdown

Good news for Hollywood studios but 'Star Wars' flop reveals challenges ahead

  • Blueblood publisher gives Bangkok an edge

    The driving force behind Thai capital's arts and literary festival is keen to challenge stereotypes

  • 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