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2017/09/19 | Hera Diani
Female Roles in Religious Radicalism
Where women once held only supporting roles, they are now beginning to take up more dominant roles in radical groups. Why?
China Pressure Gives Young HK Directors Space to Breathe
Get the lowdown on who to watch among Hong Kong's young filmmakers as the lure of China's burgeoning box office provides space for a fresh crop of directors to offer their take on cinema and their city.
2017/09/18 | Cai Yiwen
Finding Middle Ground Between US and Chinese Classrooms
Journalist and author Lenora Chu on raising a ‘little soldier’ in the Chinese school system.
2017/09/18 | Alice Dawkins
Stranger Kings: Ancient Traditions of Chinese Power in Northeastern Myanmar
'As the Chinese state extends its reach beyond its traditional power bases in the Sino-Myanmar hills and lowland urban centers to developing a major port off the Rakhine coast, it pays to be aware of the longstanding motif of strategic Chinese infiltration,' Dawkins writes.
2017/09/17 | TNL Staff
Taipei's Vintage and Modern Record Shops
Experience the old-school romance of browsing through a record shop.
2017/09/17 | Cinema Escapist
Chinese Director Pengfei Portrays China's 'Left Behind Children'
A discipline of Tsai Ming-liang, Chinese director Pengfei discusses his latest film "The Taste of Rice Flower."
2017/09/16 | Chen Xi
Helping Chinese Students Cheat Their Way to Academic Success
As a ghostwriter, I realize that my job is unethical, but I need the money just to see myself through college.
2017/09/15 | Matthew Walsh
A Future for Shoegaze in China
In China’s wealthy eastern cities, interest in dissonant, challenging rock music is at an all-time high.
2017/09/15 | Sidney Jones
The Danger of a Revitalized Insurgency in the Philippines
Addressing security concerns without undue militarization is going to be tricky...
2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media
Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?
Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.
2017/09/14 | Qian Zhecheng
On the Front Line of China’s Chat Sticker Industry
A cartoonist strives to conquer the increasingly competitive sector, one sticker at a time.
The Forgotten Story of Indigenous Resistance in Northern Philippines
'The story of Butbut tribe and the peoples of Cordillera provides us a picture of why resistance and solidarity, albeit rarely presented in mainstream media reports, remain relevant these days.'
2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf
India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam
Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.
2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond
This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close
The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.
2017/09/13 | Dave Hicks
China’s Famous Foreigners Doubling as Diplomats
Much-loved foreign celebrities are helping the country project its soft power more authentically than state-sponsored charm offensives.
2017/09/13 | TNL Staff
CARTOON: Reactions to Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che's 'Sham Trial'
What Taiwan, China and the international community are saying about the trial that took place on Sept. 11.