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Poland’s Biggest Charity Comes to China
January 16, 2018
Poland’s Biggest Charity Comes to China
This year, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity played in Shanghai and Beijing.
Poland’s Biggest Charity Comes to China
Attempt to Criminalize Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails
January 12, 2018
Attempt to Criminalize Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails
In a split decision, the Constitutional Court declined to criminalize extra-marital and gay sex.
Attempt to Criminalize Extra-Marital Sex in Indonesia Fails
#MeToo Reaches China, But the Chinese Authorities Don’t Like It
January 10, 2018
#MeToo Reaches China, But the Chinese Authorities Don’t Like It
Hundreds of Chinese college students sign petitions calling for universities to take action on sexual assault.
#MeToo Reaches China, But the Chinese Authorities Don’t Like It
Surviving the Future: Looking Back at the Toynbee-Wakaizumi Dialogue of 1970
January 04, 2018
Surviving the Future: Looking Back at the Toynbee-Wakaizumi Dialogue of 1970
A British historian and a Japanese professor discussed life, technology, and the future of mankind.
Surviving the Future: Looking Back at the Toynbee-Wakaizumi Dialogue of 1970
Is India’s <em>Bāhubali: The Conclusion</em> a New Beginning?
January 02, 2018
Is India’s Bāhubali: The Conclusion a New Beginning?
It may not be a global watershed for Indian films, but the movie broke regional divides.
Is India’s Bāhubali: The Conclusion a New Beginning?
Has the #MeToo Moment Finally Reached China?
January 02, 2018
Has the #MeToo Moment Finally Reached China?
A Beijing professor accused of sexual harassment draws national attention.
Has the #MeToo Moment Finally Reached China?
China’s Education Boom
December 29, 2017
China’s Education Boom
China's universities are experiencing astonishing growth, and the government hopes for even more.
China’s Education Boom
The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
December 09, 2017
The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
Contrary to the dominant narrative, Hindus and Muslims in India have not always been at each other’s throats.
The Real History of Hindu-Muslim Relations Under Akbar
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
December 08, 2017
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
Precise text, low context: English-Hindi translations are usually fine, but sometimes the nuance is dropped.
Why English is Not Enough to Understand India
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
December 04, 2017
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
While some are trying to locate or recreate the Saraswati River, in fact, it can be easily found.
India’s Saraswati: The Quest for the Invisible River
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s <em>Padmavati</em> Movie Controversy
December 01, 2017
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy
Radicals are protecting a queen they have never seen and attacking a movie they have not yet seen.
The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
November 17, 2017
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Is Modi’s sense of style part of a newfangled nationalistic agenda? Not necessarily.
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s <em>Golden House</em>
November 14, 2017
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s Golden House
"Histories of empires are misleadingly romantic, because they obscure the inglorious end for too long."
Review: Two Worlds, Eerily Similar in Rushdie’s Golden House
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
November 10, 2017
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
The ‘Dokdo shrimp’ controversy is not the first argument of its kind – in Asia or elsewhere.
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
November 02, 2017
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
Dozens of new English-Indian terms reveal a lot about the dialogue of cultures.
A Semantic Masala: Oxford English Dictionary Fills up With Indian Words
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
October 30, 2017
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
Cambodia did not take kindly to satellite images from NASA showing the extent of deforestation.
The Difficult Discussion on Cambodia’s Forests
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