Book

One China, two perspectives

January 28, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 46   Two compelling Chinese female memoirists are now watching China from different sides of the world — and continuing to tell the Middle Kingdom’s story in unique ways. Lijia Zhang lives in […]

Culture

Punchy punchlines of a courageous comic

January 22, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 61   Amid all of the accolades Indonesian standup comic Sakdiyah Ma’ruf receives for her activism, it’s easy to overlook that she’s genuinely funny. Asia Times compiled a sampling of her material, including […]

Culture

Laughing aloud at Islamic extremism

January 22, 2018 admin 0

Post Views: 45   Sakdiyah Ma’ruf’s jokes cover many of the same topics as other comedians – family, relationships, sex, plus one that few dare touch: Muslim extremism. She also stands out as Indonesia’s first […]