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What We Learned From the Korean War

Sixty years after the signing of a truce, it's clear that this conflict set the pattern for multiple American wars to come.<p>This week marks an important anniversary. Sixty years ago, on July 27, 1953, representatives of the United Nations, led by U.S. Army Lt. Gen William Harrison, met their North …

What Do Chinese Students Think of American History?

When a Fulbright scholar arrived in China to teach U.S. history, she encountered students who interpreted the subject in surprising ways.<p>White male privilege, genocide against Native Americans, slavery and subsequent racial oppression, exploitation of immigrants and laborers, repression of women …

Asia’s contemporary art Tumblrs: Pick of 6 | Art Radar

<b>On Monday 20 May 2013, Yahoo agreed to buy Tumblr for USD 1.1 billion in an attempt to reinvigorate their tired email platform with the</b> …

'Strange Stones': Exploring Peter Hessler's China From the Ground Up

The American author, now based in Cairo, leaves behind an extraordinary collection of books limning the lives of ordinary Chinese people.<p>Like other Americans, I draw a sharp line, linguistically and symbolically, between mice and rats. But one thing I learned during my first trip to China a quarter …

China's Universities Aren't Keeping Up With the Rest of Asia

Despite a major expansion in colleges in the country, wealthier Chinese still turn to foreign schools to educate their children.<p>A rapidly developing economy can transform a nation in a generation or two, but establishing a world-class university system can take quite a bit longer. By the end of …

How Municipal Governments Are Dragging Down China's Fiscal Health

Local governments are jeopardizing the country's reputation for fiscal restraint.<p>In recent years, the Chinese central government has been viewed as an example of fiscal health. As of the end of 2012, the total worth of the issued national bonds was 8.27 trillion RMB, which was equal to 15.9 percent …