Why Asian Universities Are Embracing US Liberal Arts Programs
As schools in the US shift focus to technical or pre-professional programs, Asian institutions are recognizing the benefits of liberal arts education.
South Asia Open Archives Hits a Million
The open-access South Asia Open Archives on JSTOR now offers more than one million pages of digitized primary source material.
Keeping the Baba-Nyonya Culture of Penang Alive
Identity consciousness among Malaysian Chinese Peranakans is on the rise as the Babas and Nyonyas seek to celebrate and preserve their unique heritage.
Economic Grrrowth in the East: Asian Tiger Economies
Can the conditions that produced the fast-growing economies of the Four Tigers—Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan—be replicated?
Plant of the Month: Agarwood
Agarwood has long been prized for its olfactory splendor. Its essential oil is even known as liquid gold today.
How Saint George’s Dragon Got Its Wings
As time went on, the dragons in Russian iconography slowly became more Western in style—just like Russia itself.
The Five Types of Summer Vacation
Each of them has a distinctive structure and a complex history.
Why Do So Many Indonesian Men Smoke?
Indonesia has the highest smoking rates in the world. Why? It might have to do with economic liberalization in the 1990s.
Tibet and China 65 Years Later
Tibet was annexed by the Chinese 65 years ago. The struggle for Tibetan independence has continued ever since.
Remembering the Dalai Lama’s First U.S. Tour
The Dalai Lama has been admitted to a hospital and has cancelled his schedule U.S. tour. We look back to 1979, the first year His Holiness came to America.