Keyword: book excerpts
When Weijian Shan, one of the first students from the People's Republic of China to obtain a Ph.D. in the United States, arrived in Berkeley, he discovered an unexpected reminder of home.
An excerpt from Rabeah Ghaffari's debut novel 'To Keep the Sun Alive,' which portrays the 1979 Iranian Revolution through family drama and personal struggle.
New York Times journalist Ian Johnson, a finalist for this year's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, discusses the double-edged sword of Chinese urbanization.
Louisa Lim, author of 'The People's Republic of Amnesia,' says "we seem further than ever from any reevaluation of the killings of 1989."
The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."
The editor of a wide-ranging new anthology about the China expatriate experience aimed to include "something for everyone, expats and casual travelers alike."