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A Taiwanese Literary Landmark Comes to China’s Venice

The new bookstore from chain Eslite, known for offering yoga and tea lattes, will inevitably include a side of censorship.


Wherefore Art Thou Baghdadi?

In fair Tripoli, where we lay our scene, ancient grudges and new mutinies are being broken by a radical experiment to turn young would-be radicals into Romeos and Juliets.

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The Bard of His Own Backyard

Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.


Does the World Really Need Nation-States?

2015 Global Thinker Chigozie Obioma and novelist Taiye Selasi discuss whether the narrative of nationhood is the greatest story ever told.

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The Solution to Beijing’s Soft-Power Deficit Is Staring it in the Face

The Communist Party needs to get out of the way and let China's diverse and charismatic people be themselves.

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China Rules E-Sports

Recent tournament victories are changing norms in a country that views video game addiction as a disease.

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