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2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
2017/01/27 | Kate Bailey
BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'
Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.
2017/01/26 | Lu Hongyong
Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students
My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.
2017/01/25 | David Prentice
Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?
Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.
2017/01/23 | Kyodo News
Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam
‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.
2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang
Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?
'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'
2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
2017/01/11 | Edward White
My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan
Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?
2017/01/07 | Yuan-ling Liang
The App Students in Taiwan Can't Live Without
Ten questions with a co-founder of a Taiwan startup tapping into the nation's university market.
2017/01/05 | The Japan Times
Japan's State-sponsored Scholarships
Japan's government is in need to improve its scholarship program with half of its university students relying on student loans while 60,000 children from low-income households enter college each year.
2016/12/27 | Hsu Chia-yu
Nazi Parade School Slammed for Misrepresenting Indigenous Massacre
The students have been slammed for being 'disrespectful' and 'totally ignorant of history.'
2016/12/27 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students
Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.
2016/12/26 | Bonnie Bley
Asia’s Educational Arms Race
Education has become East Asia’s flagship product and the latest tool in a state’s soft-power toolkit.
2016/12/16 | Jeffrey Hutton
The iPhone or the App: Why Indonesia Risks Being Nudged out of the Tech Game
It’s not the iPhones Indonesia should make it’s the apps on the phones, writes Jeffrey Hutton.
2016/12/09 | Xiaoling Zhang
The Effectiveness of the Chinese Cultural Centers and Confucius Institutes
With 500 Confucius Institutes and 1,000 Confucius Classrooms on campuses around the world today, both have become a global phenomenon. Just what purpose do they serve?
2016/12/01 | Yang Ling
Conquer English Now; The Roots of China’s Study Craze
The twin forces of neoliberalism and nationalism are fueling a countrywide ‘mania’ for language skills.