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2018/04/04 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why is Xi Jinping Such an Enigma?

Xi has been compared to figures ranging from Vladimir Putin to Chiang Kai-shek.

2018/04/20 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why You Should Read and Re-read 'Dream of the Red Chamber'

Besides offering a deep peek into Qing Dynasty culture, the classic novel remains relevant today for readers of all ages.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

2018/05/14 | The Conversation

4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health

Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.

2018/06/04 | The Conversation

Urbanization, the Escalator Dilemma and Big Data

Cities might be better off if people stood still on longer climbs, one study finds.

2018/05/30 | The Conversation

INDONESIA: Fighting Radicalism in Islamic Schools

Recent attacks on Java highlight the importance of the power of education as a moderating force.

2018/06/08 | The Conversation

K-Pop, BTS and Breaking America

The Korean boy band BTS is the advance guard of what could well be a K-pop invasion of the West.

2018/06/24 | The Conversation

The Joy of Chopsticks and Other 'Unconventional' Dining Experiences

Eating and performing other mundane activities in a novel way can significantly enhance your enjoyment of them.

2018/05/17 | The Conversation

When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?

A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.

2018/04/25 | The Conversation

New Delhi, Dengue, and Big Data: How Fighting Disease Can Unite a City

The fight against infectious disease in urban India could help create more inclusive social institutions.

2018/05/07 | The Conversation

A Decade Later, Cyclone Nargis Still Holds Lessons for Myanmar

Myanmar has learned from the disaster, but it is prepared for the next one?

2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/02/25 | The Conversation

Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

‘Pro-Poor’ Tourism Falls Flat in India's Varanasi

Tourism is a mainstay of the Indian economy, but attempts to spread the wealth have come up short.

2018/08/01 | The Conversation

OPINION: It's Time to End the 'Fake News' Era

The term has a myriad different interpretations and we would be better off abandoning it.