Facing the Threat: Taiwan National Disaster Management
Society,East Asia
By Gregory Coutaz - 14 Apr 2016

Facing the Threat: Taiwan National Disaster Management

On February 6, 2016, the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. President Ma Ying-jeou announced that the Cabinet had drafted a new plan for anti-seismic reinforcement of construction and would push for further amendments to strengthen disaster prevention and relief measures.
Understanding the Failure of Farmers’ Specialized Cooperatives in China
Society,China

By Zhanping Hu, Qian Forrest Zhang and John A Donaldson - 11 Apr 2016

Understanding the Failure of Farmers’ Specialized Cooperatives in China

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?
Economy,Society,China

By Zhihua Zhou - 29 Mar 2016

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?

China’s New Species of Environmental Protest
Society,Environment

China’s New Species of Environmental Protest

In 2007, China was taken by surprise when two large mobile phone and Internet-organized demonstrations put the last nail into the coffin of a multi-billion RMB petrochemical project producing para-xylene (PX) in the city of Xiamen.
Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy
Politics,Society

Trumpism and the Predicament of American Democracy

In a few of Republican candidate Donald Trump's rallies, there were clashes and even skirmishes between protestors and supporters. The violent scenes were in sharp contrast to the "gold standard" of American democracy that people have come to know.  
Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari
Society,Southeast Asia

Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari

This paper will deploy Deleuze and Guattari’s geophilosophy to read the political economy of contemporary Cambodia as a stratum that emerged from the deterritorializing mechanisms of the Khmer Rouge genocide and politicide.
Universal Insurance Coverage ≠ Universal Health Coverage, but China is Getting Closer
Society

Universal Insurance Coverage ≠ Universal Health Coverage, but China is Getting Closer

China’s remarkable progress in building a comprehensive social health insurance system has been swift and impressive.
Lines of Flight: The New Ph.D. as Migrant
Economy,Society

Lines of Flight: The New Ph.D. as Migrant

Migration has since become an important survival tactic for doctorate holders seeking remunerated escape from the retrenchment of the American academic job market.
The GMO Controversy in China: More than Food Security
Society,China

The GMO Controversy in China: More than Food Security

China’s strong support for GM technology is driven by a wide range of factors including concerns over food security and agricultural sustainability, as well as strategic considerations and practical reasons.
The Pedagogical Subject of Neoliberal Development
Society

The Pedagogical Subject of Neoliberal Development

In fall 2012 and spring 2013, before I could develop the curriculum for the Freshman Seminar for the American University of Nigeria, I first had to understand the development challenges that emerged from Nigeria’s neoliberal transformation of the 1980s.
Increasing the Supply of Mental Healthcare in China
Society,China

Increasing the Supply of Mental Healthcare in China

China released its National Mental Health Working Plan (2015–2020) in June 2015. Addressing the undersupply of mental healthcare is a major task.
By Jiwei Qian - 06 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Improving the Enforcement of Tobacco Control Regulations in China
Society,China

Improving the Enforcement of Tobacco Control Regulations in China

China has been relatively slow in implementing its obligations under the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
By Jiwei Qian - 06 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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