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Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
December 13, 2016
Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
Junaid Jamshed was a pop icon, a fashion designer, a businessman – and a devout Islamic preacher.
Remembering Junaid Jamshed: From ‘Pakistan Pakistan’ to ‘Medina Medina’
A Creative Vision for Tomorrow's Pakistan: A Conversation with Adnan Malik
August 17, 2015
A Creative Vision for Tomorrow's Pakistan: A Conversation with Adnan Malik
The Diplomat speaks with Adnan Malik about Pakistan's entertainment industry.
A Creative Vision for Tomorrow's Pakistan: A Conversation with Adnan Malik
How Chinese and Americans Understand Culture
March 05, 2015
How Chinese and Americans Understand Culture
The two countries seem to have very different perspectives when it comes to their culture.
How Chinese and Americans Understand Culture
January 01, 2011
Will Manhwa Catch Manga?
Comics are getting a boost thanks to the iPad. Does this mean Korean comics will now get a share of the spotlight too?
Will Manhwa Catch Manga?
Japan Loves Its Leggy, Cool K-Pop
December 24, 2010
Japan Loves Its Leggy, Cool K-Pop
Female Korean pop groups are taking off overseas—especially in Japan. Is K-Pop success thanks to more leg…and talent?
Japan Loves Its Leggy, Cool K-Pop
Levi's, China Kiss & Make-Up
August 25, 2010
Levi's, China Kiss & Make-Up
China and Levi’s have forgiven and forgotten—in the name of affordable jeans.
Levi's, China Kiss & Make-Up
August 21, 2010
North Korea’s Twitter Tactics
Has the DPRK enlisted Twitter in a propaganda war against its international enemies?
North Korea’s Twitter Tactics
July 20, 2010
Golden Dragon Takes Gold
An Indonesian group with a surprising quality has taken the title of ASEAN’s best band.
Golden Dragon Takes Gold
ASEAN’s Best Band
July 16, 2010
ASEAN’s Best Band
A new large-scale talent contest has determined the next big music group in South-east Asia.
ASEAN’s Best Band
Korea’s Break-Dance Faith
June 29, 2010
Korea’s Break-Dance Faith
Can breakdancing bring more tourists to South Korea? In the eyes of some, yes.
Korea’s Break-Dance Faith
K-Pop Propaganda
June 16, 2010
K-Pop Propaganda
South Korea may use their girl pop groups as a form of ‘warfare’ against the North.
K-Pop Propaganda
Muslim Pop Culture
April 15, 2010
Muslim Pop Culture
Ten years into democracy, Indonesia is now home to a booming new pop culture.
Muslim Pop Culture
Hip Hop Japan
April 14, 2010
Hip Hop Japan
In an ode to an industry figure, we ask some questions about Japan’s rap culture.
Hip Hop Japan
No. 2: Godzilla
March 25, 2010
No. 2: Godzilla
Over 50 years old, this iconic monster of a film is second on our countdown.
No. 2: Godzilla
No. 3: Ringu
March 24, 2010
No. 3: Ringu
Spine-tingling ‘J-Horror’ movie that pioneered a revolution is third on our list.
No. 3: Ringu
Pop Culture Politics
March 11, 2010
Pop Culture Politics
Japan’s anime can help us understand its politics, says MIT prof and author.
Pop Culture Politics
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