Asian stocks higher

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Asian stocks traded higher on Monday.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was 0.6% higher.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 1% and Shanghai Composite rallied 1.9%.

Lessons from the movies in Shanghai

Chinese writer Lu Xun rails against discrimination in 1930s cinemas
Tirelessly exposing iniquities in Chinese society through his writings, Lu Xun understood the power of modern media to reinforce social divisions.  For him, film showings in 1930s Shanghai were a prime example. Paul Courtenay Hyu reads an extract from Lu Xun’s 1933 essay, Lessons from the Movies.

Photo: A poster for the 1930s film 'West Of Shanghai' (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)