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New Books on Race and Racism in East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea

If you want to chew on the topics of Race and Racism in East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), have a look at these books. A bit pricey, but worth a look. 1,920 more words


Kissing historically

by Mara Lee

A couple of years ago, there was an outburst of protests in Canada, triggered by the design of the new hundred-dollar bill. On the bank note you see a woman leaning over a microscope, a depiction that is supposed to celebrate Canada’s medical innovations. 1,124 more words


Preparation Part 4: My Job

As I sat down today, thinking about my weekly post, I realized that I haven’t really mentioned what it is that I’ll be doing in Hong Kong between traveling, hiking, and eating. 1,346 more words


Preparation Part 3: Cantonese

Even before we knew we were going to Hong Kong, my boyfriend tried learning several different East Asian languages. He’s been fascinated by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean culture for far longer than I have. 1,067 more words


Undisturbed Hunter-Gatherers Don't Have Near-Sightedness

…according to an article at Nutrition Research. That’s in stark contrast to the developed world. Asian Scientist reports that:

In certain developed parts of East Asia, nearsightedness is skyrocketing, with the prevalence of myopia now at an estimated 80 to 90 percent of the population. 417 more words

Paleo Theory

‘People have to know who you are’ - Between East and West

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“So, you’re Chinese, right?”

I’m 12 years old and sitting next to the only other British-born Chinese girl in my year. 880 more words

Art And Photography

Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Receives Rare East Asian Art

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received nearly 700 pieces of rare East Asian artwork and a $12.5 million endowment from a former St. 116 more words