(Re)Naming Yourself in Asia and Beyond

Jules Quartly

The millennial obsession with multiple online identities is balanced by the fact that 'real' names still mean something.


From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey

Marta Colombo

'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'


New ‘Chinglish’ Guide to Standardize Translation in China

Bibek Bhandari

The Chinese government introduces an authoritative language resource for tourism and public service sectors.


Manchu, Once China’s Official Language, Could Lose Its Voice

Fan Yiying

With few practical incentives to preserve their language, 10 million Manchus have found their mother tongue in a critical state.


Blending In or Standing Out: Immigration and the ‘Cultural Quality’ Problem in Taiwan

Shannon Lin

Are the dazzling traditional gowns and tours in native languages just a weak attempt to distract Taiwan’s newest arrivals from institutionalized discrimination?


Brothers Paid to Translate YouTube Silliness for Chinese Speakers

Keith Menconi

BC and Lowy on bringing English language YouTube silliness to a Chinese speaking audience.


North or South? What’s Behind China’s Linguistic Rivalry

Matt DeButts

The standardization of Mandarin allows Chinese speakers to move among regional identities — but the feud over pronunciation rages on.


Conquer English Now; The Roots of China’s Study Craze

Yang Ling

The twin forces of neoliberalism and nationalism are fueling a countrywide ‘mania’ for language skills.


Recent Language Learning Study Overthrows Right-Brain Dominant Myth

Shih Yuan

People used to think the right brain operates learning Chinese exclusively. However, a recent research points out that it may be a myth.

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