The Magic of Nasta‘liq Calligraphy
September 17, 2014
The Magic of Nasta‘liq Calligraphy
The Diplomat's Akhilesh Pillalamarri reflects on a Washington D.C. exhibition of Persian nasta‘liq calligraphy.
The Magic of Nasta‘liq Calligraphy
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
Stephen Colbert: ‘I Will be the 15th Dalai Lama’
September 13, 2014
Stephen Colbert: ‘I Will be the 15th Dalai Lama’
The host of "The Colbert Report" wants to be Tibetan Buddhists’ next religious leader.
Stephen Colbert: ‘I Will be the 15th Dalai Lama’
Kei Nishikori’s Very Big Tournament
September 11, 2014
Kei Nishikori’s Very Big Tournament
He may have come up just short, but Kei Nishikori certainly made a big impact at the U.S. Open.
Kei Nishikori’s Very Big Tournament
The Outlook for LGBT Rights in Myanmar
September 05, 2014
The Outlook for LGBT Rights in Myanmar
Constitutional reform offers the chance of protection and rights to a marginalized segment of society.
The Outlook for LGBT Rights in Myanmar
Japan’s Nishikori Makes US Open Semifinal
September 04, 2014
Japan’s Nishikori Makes US Open Semifinal
He becomes the first Asia-born man to make it that far at a Grand Slam tournament.
Japan’s Nishikori Makes US Open Semifinal
Private Universities in Japan: A Race to the Bottom?
September 03, 2014
Private Universities in Japan: A Race to the Bottom?
In pursuing quantity over quality, struggling Japanese universities may be setting themselves up for disaster.
Private Universities in Japan: A Race to the Bottom?
The World of Yangon’s Tire-Cutters
September 02, 2014
The World of Yangon’s Tire-Cutters
A student documentary offers glimpse into a unique profession.
The World of Yangon’s Tire-Cutters
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
September 01, 2014
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
How a one-time underachiever eventually enrolled in one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
A Former Japanese Yankii Gets a World-Class Education
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
Chinese Drop-Off in US Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm
August 30, 2014
Chinese Drop-Off in US Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm
The number of Chinese students applying to US grad schools has tapered, but this should not be cause for alarm.
Chinese Drop-Off in US Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
August 29, 2014
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
Japanese culture is permeating India, precipitating closer ties between the two countries.
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
10 Biggest Asian Sports Stars
August 28, 2014
10 Biggest Asian Sports Stars
A look at the biggest Asian names in world sport today.
10 Biggest Asian Sports Stars
South Korea, Japan Dominate Little League World Series
August 25, 2014
South Korea, Japan Dominate Little League World Series
South Korea defeated Jackie Robinson West for its third-ever Little League World Series Championship.
South Korea, Japan Dominate Little League World Series
Dog Napping in Vietnam
August 24, 2014
Dog Napping in Vietnam
Snatching dogs is a thriving – and violent – business in Vietnam.
Dog Napping in Vietnam
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
August 23, 2014
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
An old tradition has experienced a disturbing revival in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
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