South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land
Politics,Society
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 07 Mar 2018

South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land

On February 27, 2018, South Africa’s National Assembly voted to begin a process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation, potentially redistributing the 72 percent of farmland currently owned by whites to black ownership.
Wakanda and the Mirror of History
Politics,Economy,Society

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 23 Feb 2018

Wakanda and the Mirror of History

Lessons Drawn from TV Series Depicting the KMT and CPC Contest
Politics,Society,China

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 06 Feb 2018

Lessons Drawn from TV Series Depicting the KMT and CPC Contest

Cambodia and Maritime Southeast Asia Before the Revolution
Society,Southeast Asia

Cambodia and Maritime Southeast Asia Before the Revolution

While the maritime states of Southeast Asia are not in Cambodia’s immediate neighborhood, they are important for the study of Cambodia’s foreign relations. The pre-colonial kingdoms of today’s Cambodia and maritime Southeast Asia had significant dealings with one another.
Explaining China’s Fast Rise as an Innovative Country
Society,China

Explaining China’s Fast Rise as an Innovative Country

In the last few years, China has climbed to the pinnacle of nations of the world in terms of creativity and innovation. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and quantum computers are thought to give China a big advantage in its global power and influence.
How is Art like Bitcoin?
Economy,Society,Cyberspace

How is Art like Bitcoin?

Given that speculative bubbles have long affected markets around the world, bitcoin is hardly the first object to have this gulf between its intrinsic value and market value. Indeed, the world of art is ripe with objects presenting this same phenomenon.
Burundi and the International Criminal Court
Society

Burundi and the International Criminal Court

The ICC has raised its investigation of alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi from a “preliminary examination” to a formal investigation which could lead to “indictments and arrest warrants being issued.”
The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues
Society,Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues

While more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have been reported to have escaped from Myanmar, the Rohingya issue remains complicated and long-standing, with multiple factors — historical, ethnic, religious, and political — intertwined.
“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor
Society,Southeast Asia

“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

The cinematic adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father was released globally in September 2017. The movie’s affective power arises in part from its faithfulness to the memoir, in particular its form as a microhistory of her experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development
Economy,Society,China

China is Once Again at the Crossroads of Housing Development

China followed the Soviet socialist model of development in 1949, which was economically characterized by public ownership of resources. The housing model acknowledged the general logic and ideological features of state socialism.
By Zhihua Zhou - 06 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Love, Marriage, and China’s Demographic Crisis
Society,China

Love, Marriage, and China’s Demographic Crisis

China is rapidly ageing as Chinese people marry later and have fewer children. This is leading to the perpetuation of the “4-2-1” family structure in China, in which four grandparents and two parents all compete to share the affection of just one grandchild.
Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media
Society,East Asia

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media

Since his election in 2013, Prime Minister Abe has been promoting increased women’s entry into the workforce. Private consultancy studies such as the 2014 Goldman Sachs study pointed out that womenomics could “potentially boost Japan’s GDP by 13 percent.”
By Tai Wei Lim - 11 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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