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27
Feb

Deeper Context: Eating Bitterness

Have you noticed how far a newscast will go to slap a “local interest” angle on an otherwise perfectly newsworthy international story, as if we couldn’t possibly care about something happening on …

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30
Jan

Deeper Context: English Heart, Hindi Heartland

English Heart, Hindi Heartland examines Delhi’s postcolonial literary world—its institutions, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods—in light of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi …

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09
Jun

The Remains of an Ancient Armada

Seven hundred years after sinking to the bottom in the seething waters of a legendary battle, shipwreck fragments, pieces of armor, weapons, bones, and other relics lie submerged off the coast of …

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30
Apr

State and Spirituality in China

The American Public Media program Speaking of Faith recently rebroadcast a 2008 interview with author Mayfair Yang, in which Yang and host Krista Tippett discuss intersections of religion and state in China, …

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16
Apr

Susan Greenhalgh Wins Levenson Book Prize

Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China, about China’s one-child rule, by Susan Greenhalgh, has recently won the Association for Asian Studies’ Joseph Levenson Book Prize for the Best Book …

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05
Mar

Writing War Comes to Long An

When Jeffrey Race boarded a ship to Vietnam in 1965, he was not planning to write the ultimate resource on the Vietnamese conflict. As he notes in a recent article in Small …

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