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Slide Show: Asia's New Silk Road When geography changes -- as when the Suez Canal joined Europe to the Indian Ocean, or when the railroads transformed the American West and the Russian East…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 12, 2011
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1894 words)
One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. Baka malamig doon were among the few words she said.
PUBLISHED: June 22, 2011
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4602 words)
When I arrived in the university town of Nanjing on my first visit to China in 2007, I spent days on end watching and talking to students, marvelling above all at the confidence, competence and poise of the girls. I was working on a book about Pearl Buck, who grew up in the Chinese countryside before teaching on the Nanjing campus in the 1920s, so I knew a lot about the world of these girls’ grandmothers: a slow-moving world where traffic went by river steamer or canal boat, and the only wheeled vehicle most people ever saw was a wheelbarrow. Girls were shut up at home on reaching puberty with no further access to the outside world, and no voice in their own or their family’s affairs.
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2011
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4398 words)
the head of the fund, expected by many to be his country’s next president, is accused of attempted rape
May 19th 2011 | NEW YORK, PARIS AND WASHINGTON, DC | from the print edition MARCHED off a plane; arrested; charged with seven…
AUTHOR:May 19th 2011 | NEW YORK, PARIS AND WASHINGTON, DC | from the print edition, from the print edition | Briefing
PUBLISHED: May 19, 2011
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2734 words)
From the moment of its unveiling on September 1st, 2010, Scott Wilson, a self-described watch fetishist and former Global Creative Director for Nike, felt the desire to build a watch band for the…