Lessons from a Troubled Neighbor
Japan's rapid post-war growth that ended in years of stagnation serves as a mirror for China to reflect on its own economic model
That Man in Our Lives
An exploration of the constantly changing notions of identify and self in a globalized world
A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language
Since the turn of the 20th century linguists and politicians have tried to create a common language for China with mixed results
Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes
Instead of relying on colonial narratives, this volume paints a vivid picture of how Afghans view their own past
The Bones of Grace
British Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam concludes her trilogy with a novel that, in recounting the story of a love across continents and ethnic lines, subtly addresses the deepest concerns of our age
The Clash between Ideological Correctness and Academic Freedom
A witty novel, about how intellectuals survived the political upheavals in the 1950's, sheds light on the historical limits on free thought
Unraveling the Myth of A Korean Robin Hood
There are few means of social control more powerful than myth and The Story of Hong Gildong fits that, critics say
Bearing Witness to the China Story
Acclaimed photojournalist Fritz Hoffmann talks about the challenges of chronicling the country's growing economy and changing society
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