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Farewell to Vo Quy, Vietnam's Hero of the Environment
January 13, 2017
Farewell to Vo Quy, Vietnam's Hero of the Environment
Professor Vo Quy was a legendary environmental activist in Vietnam.
Farewell to Vo Quy, Vietnam's Hero of the Environment
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
January 05, 2017
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
Kabul is a city of both hope and fear.
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
‘Azja Express’: Asia’s Life Unexpressed
January 03, 2017
‘Azja Express’: Asia’s Life Unexpressed
The TV show’s formula reinforces European stereotypes about Asia.
‘Azja Express’: Asia’s Life Unexpressed
Peering Into Hong Kong’s Dark Side
December 28, 2016
Peering Into Hong Kong’s Dark Side
The Diplomat speaks with street photographer Jonathan van Smit, whose stark images reveal life on Hong Kong’s fringe.
Peering Into Hong Kong’s Dark Side
Japan's Asahi Spends $7.8 Billion, Moving into Eastern European Beer Market
December 20, 2016
Japan's Asahi Spends $7.8 Billion, Moving into Eastern European Beer Market
AB InBev and SABMiller have sold a host of brands to make way for their merging, and Japan's Asahi seeks to profit.
Japan's Asahi Spends $7.8 Billion, Moving into Eastern European Beer Market
Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
December 13, 2016
Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
Junaid Jamshed was a pop icon, a fashion designer, a businessman – and a devout Islamic preacher.
Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
The Hidden Costs of Asia's High Test Scores
December 09, 2016
The Hidden Costs of Asia's High Test Scores
Like the proverbial apples and oranges, comparing education systems through simple rankings doesn't work.
The Hidden Costs of Asia's High Test Scores
What's In a Hat? Indian Culture on Politicians’ Heads
November 29, 2016
What's In a Hat? Indian Culture on Politicians’ Heads
In India, you can test the dialogue between culture and politics through headgear.
What's In a Hat? Indian Culture on Politicians’ Heads
Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia
November 25, 2016
Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia
After 150 years of religious suppression, tattoos have returned to their rightful place as cultural symbols of Polynesia.
Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
November 23, 2016
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
Asia is seeing a new wave of successful female politicians, but getting to the top requires hard choices.
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
November 15, 2016
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
A review of Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains by Vladimir Arsenyev, translated by Jonathan C. Slaght.
Exploring the Far East Frontier of Czarist Russia
Sacred Ink: Thailand’s Magic Tattoos
November 07, 2016
Sacred Ink: Thailand’s Magic Tattoos
Thailand’s ancient tradition of mystical tattooing, known as sak yant, is thriving in the kingdom today.
Sacred Ink: Thailand’s Magic Tattoos
Indonesia’s Challenge to Radical Islam
November 04, 2016
Indonesia’s Challenge to Radical Islam
The country is emerging as a champion of tolerance amid the rise of the Islamic State.
Indonesia’s Challenge to Radical Islam
The Curious Stories of Indian Party Symbols
November 02, 2016
The Curious Stories of Indian Party Symbols
The symbols often do not symbolize the parties’ agenda at all.
The Curious Stories of Indian Party Symbols
A Polish Classic in Asia
October 31, 2016
A Polish Classic in Asia
Quo Vadis, the famous Henryk Sienkiewicz novel, has been published in Asia many times.
A Polish Classic in Asia
Polish Bombers in a Chinese Sky
October 30, 2016
Polish Bombers in a Chinese Sky
Some Polish bands are trying to make headway in the Chinese market.
Polish Bombers in a Chinese Sky
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