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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 Koreagon 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
How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise
January 27, 2018
How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise
In the early 1970s, Arnold Toynbee and George Urban foresaw two of the developments that would shape the 21st century.
How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise
Google Translate's Mongolia Service Goes Horribly Wrong
January 19, 2018
Google Translate's Mongolia Service Goes Horribly Wrong
No Mongolian speaker would think of their language as gobbledygook but a Google glitch made it so.
Google Translate's Mongolia Service Goes Horribly Wrong
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
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