The government's tolerance of Buddhist extremism and the clergy's power in Sri Lanka is feeding an unsavoury majoritarianism, and that...
A surge in round-the-clock bookstores across China is helping lovers of traditional books readmore, without hampering their day jobs, as Liu Zhihua finds out. (more…)
Books and publications carrying disparaging content about South Korea and China have been growing in popularity in Japan to the point that some bookstores even have a dedicated corner for such xenophobic material. But to fully understand the recent rise in this trend, beyond Japan's recent trials and tribulations with some of its closest neighbors over territorial and historical issues, anthropologists advocate looking at the situation from a historical and psychological perspective. (more…)
When Xu Yuanchong, born in 1921, stood up from a podium seat with the assistance of afew helpful hands to exit the hall where he had just delivered a speech on translation, hundreds in the audience all sat quietly, looking at his movements with respect and affection, and no one left the room until he was out of sight. (more…)