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Rural Chinese society fractured by loss of traditional ways of life

OVER recent years, numerous books have sought to portray the desolation and decay of rural society as working-age villagers pour into cities in search of better opportunities. One of the most recent efforts ...

February 5, 2016, Friday


‘The Precariat’ examines impact of globalization on labor market

ACCORDING to a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on January 19, China’s migrant workers now earn an average of 3,072 yuan (US$470) per month, up 7.2 percent from a year ago. In comparison, ...

January 22, 2016, Friday


Exploring pros and cons of human intervention with climate change

These days, there are no doubts about mankind’s contribution to climate change due to the burning of fossil fuels....

January 8, 2016, Friday


Dalí takes readers down rabbit hole all his own in ‘Alice’ edition

CHARLES Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) and Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) never met. Yet the two iconoclasts come together for a stunning 150th-anniversary edition of the classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in ...

December 4, 2015, Friday


Job-training education fails to foster love for truth and learning

While having lunch with a few colleagues earlier this week, someone mentioned a CCTV presenter by the name of Zhao Pu who had recently, like many others, decided to step down from his post....

November 6, 2015, Friday


Pity the phools when authorities fail to act against financial turmoil

ADAM Smith famously wrote of the “invisible hand,” by which individuals’ pursuit of self-interest in free, competitive markets advances the interest of society as a whole. And Smith was right: Free markets ...

October 16, 2015, Friday


Book sheds light on partnership between Roosevelt and Stalin

One of the foundational myths of the far Right’s worldview is that the Cold War was a direct result of how an overly trusting president Franklin Roosevelt was taken in by the Soviet Union’s Marshal Stalin,...

September 11, 2015, Friday


Remember education’s chief role in cultivating higher virtues

The BBC series “Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School,” which documents (or, more accurately, dramatizes) how British kids react to China’s “tough” teaching style, has created quite a stir. As was ...

August 14, 2015, Friday


Without empathy and appreciation for art, our middle-class culture is poor in spirit

When we talk about the middle class, much of the discourse centers on income and spending....

July 31, 2015, Friday


Human beings struggle to find solutions to long-term problems

In reviewing the state of human affairs, most of our civilized earthlings instinctively sing the praises of modern living standards, notably the growing material affluence and digital connection....

July 3, 2015, Friday




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