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Best of Asia
¿Cómo definen su generación las mujeres de Asia? ¡La mejor respuesta que podrían obtener está aquí! Pasen y vean diez historias fenomenales de esta región que capturaron sus corazones y mentes durante estos dos años de Imagining Ourselves.

Siéntense, relájense y sumérjanse en lo mejor de lo mejor. Luego, voten un ganador ingresando con sus usuarios, uniéndose a la conversación y poniendo sus tres historias favoritas. Voten hasta el jueves 27 de diciembre y vuelvan para ver si su favorito es el líder. No se olviden de invitar a sus familias, amigos y compañeros de trabajo. ¡Hagan de esto algo personal! ¡Y que gane el mejor!

El 28 de diciembre, anunciaremos los ganadores, que pasarán a la historia como lo Mejor de Imagining Ourselves en el archivo de la muestra que lanzaremos el 1 de enero de 2008. Imaginig Ourselves puede estar terminando, pero sus historias favoritas resonarán en las jóvenes mujeres de las generaciones futuras.
Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Many today believe that Asia will become the next Century's economic and cultural leader. China is the “dragon” waking from its slumber. Japan has the second largest gross national product in the world, and India the 10th. Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand are all considered some of the top countries in which to do business. Many media groups have posited that the remarkable growth is nothing short of the “Asian Miracle.”

How does this “miracle” affect the women of Asia today? How does the impact of modernization affect our concepts of beauty, careers, ideas of marriage, sexuality, or personal desires? Much of Asia remains a complex, old world, with strong traditions and customs that often restrict women’s roles in society. The growth of popular culture, increased levels of education and higher standards of living have challenged many of these ancient customs and roles, offering women an unprecedented opportunity to change their lives.

The women artists in this selection of the Best of Asia represent a powerful group of thoughtful, complex, surprising and visionary voices that help define this newly emerging continent.

Read about Sadaf Siddique’s resistance to tradition that ends in an unexpected outcome in “Assisted Marriage.”

Watch Serena Moy’s film, “Plum Flower,” which tells a story about preference for male children in her grandmother’s generation.

See the effects that commercialism and popular culture’s impact on a woman’s identity in “Ex-Fat Girl” by Nagi Noda and Anne Chao's "Wild Thing," and contrast this perspective to the devastating impacts of terrorism on children through following Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s journey through Pakistan’s refugee camps in her documentary “Terror’s Children.”

View the works of Chinese artists such as Chen Qiulin and Xiang Jin, who contrast the role of women today with those living under China’s feudal past.

These women are part of the “Asian Miracle.” Join in the discussions, and share with us your stories of Asia’s emerging voices.

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Thasneem Hoey
Estados Unidos
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:54 PM
I loved the following:
Stranger in her own country...Boy that a lot of change to make, it needs courage,and internal power to do what was right. I am so proud to break through all the walls of control.
One Struggle....Yes Water is revered in the east because of scarcity, people are so sensitive to the drop of water from the tap,the most illiterate would run to close the tap, where as in the west i have witnessed taps leaking for years together with out being fixed, and some run water in the apartments because the birds in the house like it, what a difference!
Assisted Marriages....This was so true to life, and well written, arranged marriages are such a flop because while arranging marriages everything is based on the parents wants, needs, status, and what the society things of them and has nothing to do with the children to be married. This is so crazy. But things are changing.

I think they were well written.
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Renee Gasch
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:39 AM
Hi Miranda,
I loved your moderator's post! Thank you for your words.

Here are my votes:

1. Assisted Marriage - this is one of the first stories I read on Imagining Ourselves and it hooked me into the museum. Sadaf brings a fresh and modern perspective on the topic of "arranged" marriage, which I think is too often written off as oppressive to women without allowing alternative perspectives to be represented.

2. Soaked in the Bath of Desire - the scenes are really thought provoking for me in contemplating relationships, sex and desire and what is beautiful and grotesque, passionate and numbing.

3. Wild Thing - this one just made me giddy. I love the use of music and the animation and how it shows the intersections between women, technology and music.
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Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:05 PM
Thanks Sanja and Kirsten for posting your votes!
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Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:44 PM
1. Plum Flower
2. Assisted Marriage
3. Living Beauty
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Kirsten Lee
Reino Unido
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 10:45 AM
1. Soaked in the Bath of Desire
2. Assisted Marriage
3. Plum Flower
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Imagining Ourselves Team
Estados Unidos
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 10:31 AM
After you've finished voting for Best Of Asia, take a moment to submit your photo to the Answers Gallery!

The Answers Gallery features photos of women and men around the world holding their answers to Imagining Ourselves' main question: What Defines Your Generation?

To learn how you can submit a photo to the Answers Gallery, click here:〈=1&g=0
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Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007 12:57 PM
To vote, log in and post in this conversation your favorite three stories.

Vote by Thursday, December 27 and check back throughout the month to see if your favorite is in the lead.

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Artículos destacados
"Una generación a la deriva"
Chen Qiulin, China
"Empapados en el Baño del Deseo "
Shen Ling, China
"Extracto de “Terror’s Children” (“Hijos del terror”)"
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistán
"Flor de ciruelo"
Serena Moy , China
"El proyecto rosa y azul"
Jeong Mee Yoon , Corea del Sur
"En estado natural"
Anne Chao, Taiwán
"Ex chica gorda"
Nagi Noda, Japón
"Viviendo la belleza"
Xiang Jing, China
"Casamiento arreglado"
Sadaf Siddique, India
"Mann ke Manjeeré: un disco de sueños de mujeres "
Breakthrough, India
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