The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
East Asia
The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
The Dalai Lama suggests he’ll be the last of his line, and in doing so challenges Chinese imperialism.
The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
September 18, 2014
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
A former logging town in Tibet, now a tourist trap, is a world away from its fictional inspiration.
Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
In Indonesia's remote east, the harvest festival can be a bloody affair.
Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
East Asia
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
Life under the youthful leader has been marked by only modest change.
Kim Jong-un’s North Korea
Tibet in Sichuan
East Asia
Tibet in Sichuan
Traveling the Tibetan plateau in Sichuan Province.
Tibet in Sichuan
Myanmar’s Controversial Census
Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Controversial Census
Rights groups are outraged that the census has failed to recognize an oppressed minority.
Myanmar’s Controversial Census
Progress for Asia’s Women?
August 28, 2014
Progress for Asia’s Women?
As the anniversary of the UN conference in Beijing nears, the spotlight is falling on Asia’s women.
Progress for Asia’s Women?
The Charm of China
East Asia
The Charm of China
A photographer travels to the south of China to capture a rapidly disappearing rural life.
The Charm of China
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
East Asia
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
Is it déjà vu all over again for Japanese whaling watchers?
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
East Asia
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
There is a chasm between the conditions experienced by the Hui and Uyghur peoples in China.
A Tale of Two Chinese Muslim Minorities
Thailand Under the Junta
Southeast Asia
Thailand Under the Junta
Daily life in Thailand under the ruling military junta, which took power in a May 22 coup.
Thailand Under the Junta
Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
Southeast Asia
Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
The Hmong women of Sa Pa are being empowered by the opportunities offered by tourism.
Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
South Asia
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
Often cheated and frequently facing atrocious working conditions, young Nepalese are still flocking abroad for work.
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
East Asia
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
The country is making a serious effort to adjust to its rising population of foreign residents.
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws
July 18, 2014
The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws
Dr. Paul Marshall on the rise of apostasy and blasphemy laws, and the threat they represent to religious freedom.
The Rise of Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
Southeast Asia
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
Many forced from their homes by fighting, conditions are grim for the Kachin people in north-eastern Myanmar.
Myanmar: Displaced Kachin Face Bleak Future
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