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The Power of Global Competence

School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the importance of global competence. more
A Uigher Chinese woman. (Sand and Tsunamis / flickr)
Exploring Islam in China
Dr. Cyndy Ning traveled to the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in western China and discovered imaginative ways to adapt authentic materials to all levels of Chinese language learning. more
Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests." more
Jung-kyu Kim (L), co-author of "The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century" (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2013).

Interview: Reimagining Confucian Ideals as 21st-Century 'Force for Progress'

A new book on Confucianism aims to rediscover the "non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian spirit of Confucius" for the 21st century. more
Author Reza Aslan offers a witty response to the "unprecedented" wave of anti-Muslim prejudice he saw sweeping the U.S. in 2010 at Asia Society New York.

What Reza Aslan Said About Islamophobes Before His Viral Fox News Interview

Watch a clip from Aslan's 2010 Asia Society appearance in which he boldly takes on Islamophobes and offers a witty response to the "unprecedented" wave of anti-Muslim prejudice he saw sweeping the U.S. in 2010. more
"Dakini Power" (Snow Lion/Shambhala, 2013) by Michaela Haas (R).

Interview: Michaela Haas Showcases Women Pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism

"Dakini Power" author Michaela Haas shares her perspectives on the state of women in Tibetan Buddhism today. more
An elderly woman singing along with a Christmas carol at Dhala United Methodist Church, Lahore, Pakistan in December 2011. (Nushmia Khan)

Photos: Lahore Christians Put Local Spin on Holiday Rituals

Pakistani-American multimedia journalist Nushmia Khan gets poignant images of a small, sometimes embattled religious minority. more
National League for Democracy supporters cheer as they parade ahead of the parliamentary elections in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Eyeing New Press Freedoms Next Door, China's Netizens Develop 'Myanmar Envy'

When Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her visit to the United States in September, Chinese netizens were watching closely. more