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David Volodzko
David Volodzko took his MA at the State University of New York where his research included human behavior, racism, cross-cultural communication, immigration, and socio-technological problems. He is a former university lecturer and has been published in Atlantic Sentinel, 10 Magazine, East by Southeast, Groove Magazine, Korea Exposé, openDemocracy, The Local and The Washington Monthly. He is also the author of the blog Rational Consent.
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
April 17, 2015
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
Can China and the Vatican ever reach mutual understanding?
Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
Feng Shui and the Art of Chinese Superstition
April 10, 2015
Feng Shui and the Art of Chinese Superstition
Though outlawed under Mao and still officially illegal, fengshui is making a comeback in modern China.
Feng Shui and the Art of Chinese Superstition
Animal Cruelty in China, Revisited
April 02, 2015
Animal Cruelty in China, Revisited
Further reflections on animal welfare in China, and the role globalization plays.
Animal Cruelty in China, Revisited
No, China Isn't Abandoning North Korea
March 27, 2015
No, China Isn't Abandoning North Korea
The idea that Beijing will abandon North Korea remains wishful thinking.
No, China Isn't Abandoning North Korea
Saving China's Dogs
March 20, 2015
Saving China's Dogs
Dogs (and other animals) in China face horrific, public abuse -- but that's slowly changing.
Saving China's Dogs
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
March 12, 2015
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
Previous apologies have made little difference in China-Japan relations.
China Doesn't Need Another Japanese Apology
The Boss Christians of Wenzhou
March 06, 2015
The Boss Christians of Wenzhou
Could an economic crisis in Wenzhou bring about dark times for China's Christians?
The Boss Christians of Wenzhou
Can China's Propagandists Be the Emperors of Cool?
February 27, 2015
Can China's Propagandists Be the Emperors of Cool?
Further reflections on the changing -- and unchanging -- nature of Chinese propaganda.
Can China's Propagandists Be the Emperors of Cool?
Food and Fairy Tales: A New Era in Chinese Propaganda
February 19, 2015
Food and Fairy Tales: A New Era in Chinese Propaganda
We're seeing a new wave of individually-driven, non-political programs that present the softer side of China.
Food and Fairy Tales: A New Era in Chinese Propaganda
Was Colonialism Good for Asia?
February 05, 2015
Was Colonialism Good for Asia?
In controversial remarks, Taipei's new mayor argued that colonialism is the secret to "more advanced" culture today.
Was Colonialism Good for Asia?
Piketty on China's 'Clear Advantage'
January 30, 2015
Piketty on China's 'Clear Advantage'
In his bestseller, Thomas Piketty explains why China has performed so well thus far -- and how it can continue to do so.
Piketty on China's 'Clear Advantage'
China's Best Magazine Soldiers On
January 23, 2015
China's Best Magazine Soldiers On
Despite operating in an atmosphere of censorship, Caijing doesn't shy away from government critiques.
China's Best Magazine Soldiers On
Chinese Media Enters <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> Debate
January 17, 2015
Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate
Xinhua News weighs in on the question of free speech and satire.
Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate
Chinese Medicine and the Inner Dialogue
January 12, 2015
Chinese Medicine and the Inner Dialogue
The debate about the efficacy of Chinese medicine betrays confusion about the nature of the practice itself.
Chinese Medicine and the Inner Dialogue
From ‘Ugly American’ to ‘Ugly Chinese’?
January 01, 2015
From ‘Ugly American’ to ‘Ugly Chinese’?
Shocking stories about the behavior of Chinese travelers should be placed in context.
From ‘Ugly American’ to ‘Ugly Chinese’?
Hong Kong’s Protesters: A House Divided
October 10, 2014
Hong Kong’s Protesters: A House Divided
Student groups may have derailed Occupy Central, but Friday’s government talks could be a reset.
Hong Kong’s Protesters: A House Divided
Self-Perceptions Strain Hong Kong-Mainland Relations
September 14, 2014
Self-Perceptions Strain Hong Kong-Mainland Relations
Differences in culture and social perceptions are informing the current political tensions.
Self-Perceptions Strain Hong Kong-Mainland Relations
Korea’s Plagiarism Problem
August 31, 2014
Korea’s Plagiarism Problem
Plagiarism, fake credentials, and dry labbing occur everywhere, but seem to be particularly prevalent in South Korea.
Korea’s Plagiarism Problem
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