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2019/08/06 | The Conversation

Collective Trauma United Puerto Ricans to Resist Against the Government

In an act of civil resilience, Puerto Ricans rallied behind decades of collective trauma to overthrow the governor.

2020/03/20 | The Conversation

How Chinese People Came Together With Humor and Creativity During Lockdown

Acts of kindness and humor in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown remind us of the human aspects of life, even in times of crisis.

2020/10/27 | The Conversation

The Unfinished Chinese Civil War

Many frame China’s options against Taiwan as peace or invasion. This is a dangerous oversimplification.

2018/12/28 | The Conversation

Why You Should Make Self-Compassion Your New Year's Resolution in 2019

Resolutions are hard to keep, but being kind to yourself when facing failure helps you build resilience.

2019/12/18 | The Conversation

What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System

Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.

2019/09/19 | The Conversation

How Technology Turned Its Back on Uyghurs

When the Chinese government first implemented cellphone networks in Xinjiang, social media platforms like WeChat became a major communication tool for Uyghurs — but it turned out to be a trap.

2019/11/18 | The Conversation

Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks

Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?

2019/10/16 | The Conversation

China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation

China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.

2020/03/17 | The Conversation

How to Stay Connected and Avoid the Side Effects of Social Distancing

While social distancing can minimize the spread of the coronavirus, it can induce more stress and weaken immune responses. How can we stay healthy and connected during this time?

2018/11/21 | The Conversation

OPINION: Trump's Iran Sanctions Open Door to China in Middle East

The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.

2018/11/22 | The Conversation

OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace

Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.

2019/09/05 | The Conversation

India's New Law to Protect Muslim Women Divides Feminist Groups

India passed a law criminalizing "triple talaq" — the controversial Muslim practice of instant divorce — and making it punishable with up to three years in prison. But Muslim women in the country are divided over the court ruling.

2018/10/15 | The Conversation

EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China

China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.

2019/10/24 | The Conversation

Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China

“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.

2019/09/16 | The Conversation

Joker Represents the Absurdity and Horror of Our Times

Clownish figures have surged in popularity both in cinema and in politics. What does this imply for our society?

2021/01/15 | The Conversation

How China Is Controlling the Covid Origins Narrative — Silencing Critics and Locking up Dissenters

The WHO has sent a team to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19, but China's political environment makes a conclusive outcome unlikely.