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March 09, 2011
Power of Languages
Chinese has the potential to become the next global language. Its rise has also made it an effective soft power tool.
Power of Languages
March Rare Wine Auction
March 08, 2011
March Rare Wine Auction
A major auction taking place in Hong Kong this weekend is bound to add to the current wine buzz in Asia.
March Rare Wine Auction
March 07, 2011
Confucius Controversy
Confucius Institutes as vehicles for spreading Chinese propaganda? There’s little to support this notion.
Confucius Controversy
March 04, 2011
A Hearts and Minds Thing
Confucius Institutes are one of China’s most notable soft power initiatives. What is behind their success?
A Hearts and Minds Thing
In Need of Sensuality and Hype?
March 03, 2011
In Need of Sensuality and Hype?
Japan’s ‘soft and cute’ contemporary art scene could do with some more political and sexual flair.
In Need of Sensuality and Hype?
March 02, 2011
The Confucian Comeback
A major revival in interest over Confucianism in China could change the image of Confucius Institutes.
The Confucian Comeback
March 01, 2011
K-Pop Versus J-Pop
Korean pop keeps growing in popularity. Why are K-pop acts leaving their J-pop peers behind?
K-Pop Versus J-Pop
Confucius: What’s in a Name?
February 28, 2011
Confucius: What’s in a Name?
Confucius Institutes have little to do with the ancient philosopher after which they’re named. But does it matter?
Confucius: What’s in a Name?
An Unexpected Manga Artist
February 27, 2011
An Unexpected Manga Artist
Emerging comic artist Wisut Ponnimit stands out for his positive themes, talent—and for not being Japanese.
An Unexpected Manga Artist
February 26, 2011
Comerford Serves White House
The White House’s first Filipino and first female executive chef specializes in ethnic American food.
Comerford Serves White House
Five Art Universities at NACT
February 24, 2011
Five Art Universities at NACT
Works by over 400 artists from 5 Japanese art schools have come together at one Tokyo art museum.
Five Art Universities at NACT
February 23, 2011
Japan’s Fashion Subcultures
From Gothic Lolitas to French maids, Japan’s incredible fashion evolution is now being led by its young females.
Japan’s Fashion Subcultures
February 21, 2011
Asia’s Airports Soar
Judging by recent rankings, airport operators in the West might have a thing or two to learn from their Asian cousins.
Asia’s Airports Soar
21st Century Asian Soft Power
February 18, 2011
21st Century Asian Soft Power
Egypt has shown the potential importance of soft power. Asia doesn’t want to be left behind.
21st Century Asian Soft Power
In Search of New Japanese Artists
February 17, 2011
In Search of New Japanese Artists
Art is a reflection of society. Does a lack of emerging talent from top art schools reflect a passionless Japan?
In Search of New Japanese Artists
February 16, 2011
More Than Anime
From samurai classics to J-horror, Japanese cinema is a cultural force still to be reckoned with.
More Than Anime
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