Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence." more
Asia Blog caught up with the Asian-American Tony Award winner for a few quick questions about his latest Broadway play, 'Chinglish,' which TIME magazine called "a serious and nuanced study of the Chinese/American cultural divide." more
The Chinese leader's recent "cultural war" seems to be part of an unpleasant “new normal” for China, in which any excuse can be used to justify a tightening of control, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom. more
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