China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes
Society,China
By Yongnian Zheng - 12 Apr 2017

China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes

China has achieved urbanization in about 30 years, a process that took the West more than a century. However, if we look closely, the journey has been perilous and quality has suffered, not to mention there are many uncertainties that abound in the urban landscape.
How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?
Society,Cyberspace

By Wen Xin Lim - 07 Apr 2017

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?

The Rise of Women in Japanese Politics
Society,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Apr 2017

The Rise of Women in Japanese Politics

The Dolezal Controversy and the Possibility of Transracial Identity
Society

The Dolezal Controversy and the Possibility of Transracial Identity

To avoid bad faith, Rachel Dolezal has to accept that she is not just living the transcendence of her desired racial identity, but that her identity has been shaped by the facticity of her having undergone a radical transition from her racial lineage.
Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension
Society,China

Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension

International governance is a rising mainstream school of thought, which may replace realism/neo-realism and others as the primary paradigm in the study of international society. One of the best governance tools in our anarchic world is the international regime.
Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China
Society,China

Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

This initiative transfers previous state in-house production to government purchase-of-services, and enables social organizations to produce and deliver social services in several projects. In China, project-based and post-based purchases are two typical models.
By Zhuoyi Wen - 09 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Why Japan Has to Keep Apologizing
Politics,Society,East Asia

Why Japan Has to Keep Apologizing

Why did Shinzo Abe not follow the footsteps of then-German Chancellor Willy Brandt who unexpectedly fell to his knees towards the victims of the April 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and remained there for more than a minute?
The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma
Society,Southeast Asia

The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

In February 2017, the name of an exhibition on the Second World War had to be changed following a public outcry over their perception of the historical insensitivity of the exhibition’s name to the victims and survivors of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.  
The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party
Politics,Society,China

The Governing Logic of the Chinese Communist Party

Deng Xiaoping, having witnessed in the early 1990s the fall of communist regimes in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, correctly analysed that the regimes’ downfalls were due to their inability to develop their economies and provide welfare for their people.  
Good Cop, Bad Cop: The Police and its Representations in India
Society,South Asia

Good Cop, Bad Cop: The Police and its Representations in India

The popularity of the Singam movies in India suggest a thirst in the audience for their justice system to perform a thorough and righteous cleansing of the corrupt and criminal elements which they have to live with in their everyday lives.  
A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity
Society,East Asia

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Autonomy and Maturity

This series deals with Japan’s history from the middle of 1800 to 2000. These 150 years are divided into 9 periods, and each volume focuses on ten or twenty years. The second keystone of the series is the emphasis on the power, order and style of the traditional society, and the autonomy and maturity of the Japanese society.
By Yanming Li - 08 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Nation Building
Society,East Asia

A Relook at Japan’s Modern History: Nation Building

This series deals with Japan’s history from the middle of 1800 to 2000. These 150 years are divided into 9 periods, and each volume focuses on ten or twenty years. The first fundamental view from the series is the process of building the modern nation state of Japan.
By Yanming Li - 06 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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