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Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
April 16, 2018
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
The rise of authoritarian tendencies in Japanese schools is a worrying trend.
Using Education to Make Japan Great Again?
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
April 12, 2018
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
Isao Takahata died last week at 82. He created some of the most influential and poignant films in the history of Japanese animation.
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
How Ancient Exchanges in Central Asia Shaped the Modern World
April 11, 2018
How Ancient Exchanges in Central Asia Shaped the Modern World
Across the high mountains of Central Asia, movements of people, plants, and animals shaped human history.
How Ancient Exchanges in Central Asia Shaped the Modern World
How Marvel Failed to Promote Seoul and Busan
March 26, 2018
How Marvel Failed to Promote Seoul and Busan
Black Panther and Age of Ultron did not focus on the unique highlights of Korean cities.
How Marvel Failed to Promote Seoul and Busan
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
March 23, 2018
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East
March 14, 2018
The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East
As the case of the UAE shows, Seoul has enticed greater relations via pop culture and reinforced its interests with economic power.
The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East
Dumont, Guha, and the Danger of Stereotyping India
March 12, 2018
Dumont, Guha, and the Danger of Stereotyping India
The case of Dumont’s book may serve as a warning to all foreigners dealing with Indian society.
Dumont, Guha, and the Danger of Stereotyping India
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
March 05, 2018
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
Innovative versions of celebrating the festival include burning the effigies of fraudsters.
The Bonfire of Modern Demons: On Original Ways of Celebrating India’s Holi
Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
March 01, 2018
Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
There are cults in India that exist between Hinduism and Islam, but their sites are increasingly claimed by one or the other.
Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
Amul: the Pun-dits of Indian Advertising
February 24, 2018
Amul: the Pun-dits of Indian Advertising
Amul has managed to not only advertise its brand, but also brand its advertisements.
Amul: the Pun-dits of Indian Advertising
A Train Ride Away: Long-Distance Parenting in China
February 15, 2018
A Train Ride Away: Long-Distance Parenting in China
The forces that drive parents to separate from their children, even temporarily.
A Train Ride Away: Long-Distance Parenting in China
India’s <em>Padmaavat</em>: An Ode to Conservatism and Moral Victories
February 06, 2018
India’s Padmaavat: An Ode to Conservatism and Moral Victories
Both the movie and the controversy around it show how we judge things and people we do not know.
India’s Padmaavat: An Ode to Conservatism and Moral Victories
India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives
February 03, 2018
India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives
The Koregaon riots show how the same historical event can be seen from different perspectives.
India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives
The Death of Shanghai’s Iconic Independent Bookstore
January 31, 2018
The Death of Shanghai’s Iconic Independent Bookstore
The authorities didn’t allow the bookstore to go gentle into that last good night.
The Death of Shanghai’s Iconic Independent Bookstore
Fake News Busting in India
January 30, 2018
Fake News Busting in India
India, a massive internet market, is flooded with fake news -- but also enterprising fact checkers and hoax busters.
Fake News Busting in India
Aamir Khan: India’s Soft Power in China
January 29, 2018
Aamir Khan: India’s Soft Power in China
The actor may be the most popular Indian in China today.
Aamir Khan: India’s Soft Power in China
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