Searching for a land where women rule
The Mosuo are widely painted as a culture in which women rule and free love is the norm: girl power mixed with the dreaminess of an alternate universe.
It’s an intoxicating narrative. It’s also almost entirely false.
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Charity & social enterprise in China
Charity and philanthropy in China have been hampered by a widespread public mistrust in government-backed charity organizations, but a growing number of organizations are giving back.
Changing times: Interracial marriage in America
Attitudes toward mixed marriages in the US are less of a barrier today, but those in such marriages or partnerships often tell a different story, reports Kelly Chung Dawson from New York.
Taking on the 'hungry ghosts'
Asian American women commit suicide at startlingly high rates, and while the causes cover a myriad of issues, the most difficult part may be the silence that surrounds it, reports Kelly Chung Dawson in New York. Read more here.
Chinese "duplitecture" & a history of mimicry
While Western audiences are quick to interpret China's obsession with aggressively copying the best of almost every culture as evidence of a lack of originality, or pure laziness, Bianca Bosker's new book Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China posits that the duplitecture phenomenon reveals otherwise.
A tricky conversation for Asian American feminism
Dueling hashtags provoked a contentious discussion about whether Asian Americans could genuinely speak to the experience of discrimination. Read more here.
The character and makeup of America's Chinese communities are in flux - partly due to the rise of China itself - but the traditional role of the urban Chinatown survives as a nexus for crucial services, Kelly Chung Dawson reports from New York.
Still the punchline, but fighting back
Jokes about Chinese Americans often get a pass because of the rising success of China and the Chinese Diaspora, but many are fighting back by speaking up, reports Kelly Chung Dawson from New York.