Xiaochen Su

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Xiaochen Su has a PhD from the University of Tokyo, writing his dissertation on the social integration of Chinese migrants in Russia. He has lived and worked in East Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.

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2016/05/30 | Xiaochen Su

What is Stopping Africans from Traveling Abroad?

It may be tempting to believe that a lack of financial resources is the sole reason why Africans don’t travel more. However, deeper cultural values play a greater role than you might think.

2021/06/10 | Xiaochen Su

A Yutori Dystopia: Izumi Suzuki’s ‘Terminal Boredom’

In exploring life in distinct science fictionalized futures, Izumi Suzuki’s stories take on a dystopian tinge, one that presages an entire generation of Japan’s youth.

2020/09/28 | Xiaochen Su

Can Taiwanese Liquors Follow Japan's Model To Global Success?

The success of Japanese liquors outside the country provides a useful model for Taiwanese distillers like Kavalan.

2020/05/08 | Xiaochen Su

The Trouble With TikTok's Global Rise

Downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok have surged during Covid-19. The app's weak record on privacy and security should be a cause for concern.

2020/04/15 | Xiaochen Su

How Covid-19 Reaffirmed the Dominance of the Dollar

Asset prices in the U.S. have not quite tracked economic activity during Covid-19. One factor is the movement towards the dollar.

2017/10/26 | Xiaochen Su

For Innovation to Succeed in Asia, Confucianism Must Die

Confucianism and its rigid adherence to age and experience as the determinant of power is the major impediment to innovation taking holding in Asia.

2016/06/03 | Xiaochen Su

Vigilante Justice in Asia and Africa: A Threat to the State?

Vigilante justice in Asia and Africa may look like a convenient way out for profit-seeking police officers, but its prevalence can also undermine the entire legal framework of a nation. 

2020/03/24 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus Furthers Chinese-Style Internet Censorship in Singapore

Singapore's use of its anti-misinformation law resembles Chinese-style censorship.