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2017/04/25 | Liu Qiao

How I Used My Social Media Fame to Change Chinese Education

The popularity of last year’s viral ‘Umbrella Dad’ photo convinced the writer to quit banking and challenge traditional teaching methods.

2017/04/22 | Zi Yang

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Among Chinese college students, support for the Party and government remain strong, at least on paper.

2017/04/06 | Xiong Yihan

China’s Happy Education Policy Is Failing Our Kids

Reducing student workloads without lowering admissions standards forces pupils into soul-destroying amounts of extracurricular learning.

2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities

Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.

2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning

What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity

'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.

2017/03/17 | Liu Chang

What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination

Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.

2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han

Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore

The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

2017/03/15 | Alexis Dudden

Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal

Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.

2017/03/11 | Bhanupriya Rao

Illiterate, Married at 11, Mother at 12: Now a Leader Changing Fates

Health care workers face many challenges in remote India where early marriage, frequent pregnancies, anemia, and malnutrition are major health issues for women.

2017/03/11 | Tim Ferry

Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb

Taiwan is facing a social time bomb as its population ages. Critics question how the Tsai administration intends to pay for long-term care and ask what the implications are for the future.

2017/03/10 | Ernils Larsson

Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?

The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.

2017/03/07 | Wang Lianzhang

Sex Ed Books for Primary Schoolers Shock Chinese Parents

The majority of online commenters, however, say candid sex education materials are a step forward.

2017/03/04 | Zheng Jiawen

How Internet Prejudice Threatens Feminist Progress in China

The scornful spread of online terms like 'grassroots feminist' prevents Chinese women from influencing policy.

2017/03/03 | The Japan Times

Problems with Japan's New Ambitious Education Curriculum Guidelines

The ambitious draft clearly seeks both higher quality and greater quantity in lower education. But it leaves a question of whether school officials and teachers can manage classes as envisaged by the draft.

2017/03/02 | Chen Jingnan

How Chinese Education Leaves Mothers Overburdened

As too many dads pass the buck on their childrens’ schooling, moms have started calling themselves ‘widowed parents.’

2017/02/24 | The Japan Times

Problems with Retired Japanese Officials Seeking Jobs

Japan faces problems with government officials seeking to secure post-retirement job opportunities with businesses and organizations that want to build and maintain connections with the bureaucracy that oversees their industries.