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People pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Beijing, February 2010.  (Jason Lee / Courtesy Reuters)

By John Osburg
- via Foreign Affairs    Aug 18, 2014

China's New Rich and Its Crisis of Values August 18, 2014 John Osburg Will Chinese economic development ultimately lead to political development? In his new book, Age of Ambition, the journalist Evan Osnos discovers what might be the missing link: the emergence in Chinese society of a search for dignity. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. By EVAN OSNOS. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014, 416 pp. $27.00.

The Bhai-Bhai Lie

A signboard on the Indian side of the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009.  (Adnan Abidi / Courtesy Reuters)

By Tansen Sen
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 11, 2014

The False Narrative of Chinese-Indian Friendship July 11, 2014 Tansen Sen Since at least the first half of the twentieth century, Chinese and Indian elites have justified present-day friendship between China and India on the basis of allegedly harmonious ancient ties. But an increasing number of scholars are acknowledging that this narrative drastically distorts historical reality. India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought EDITED BY JOHN KIESCHNICK AND MEIR SHAHAR. University of Pennsylvania Press, 352 pp. $65.00.

‘Yukata Yukata Yukata’

By Yukari Tanaka
- via The Japan Times    Jul 10, 2018

July 14-Sept. 3Despite the decreasing number of Japanese wearing traditional clothing on a regular basis, the yukata (lightweight kimono) is still a popular garment for ...

‘Emerging 2018’

By Yukari Tanaka
- via The Japan Times    Jul 10, 2018

July 14-Sept. 24Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has been running programs to support and nurture young and up-and-coming artists since it was established in 2001. ...

‘You, Your, Yours’: Goofball gags that’ll go over well with goofball guys

By Mark Schilling
- via The Japan Times    Jul 04, 2018

Love can drive you nuts. One recent illustration of how can be seen in the American TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” about a successful New York ...

Hikaru Utada learns to accept heartbreak on ‘Hatsukoi’

By James Hadfield
- via The Japan Times    Jul 04, 2018

It’s the title that grabs you first. Hikaru Utada’s seventh album makes a conspicuous nod to her 1999 debut, but the preternaturally mature teen of ...

Japanese-style hospitality at the heart of Eurasia

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 28, 2017

Located at the heart of Kazakhstan's financial and cultural center, Rixos Almaty takes in pride in how its own brand of service and makes sure that all its guests, from wherever they visit, feel at...

DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

   Jun 07, 2016

Denver International Airport celebrated a milestone last year with the opening of a Westin hotel connected to its iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

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