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Asian Dynasties and History
Fleeing from the Bolsheviks, thousands of White Russians made Old Shanghai their home away from home. Maria Maximova searches for remnants of the enclave.
White Lights, Big City
They also invited prominent Russian performers from other countries, such as singer F. Shalyapin and Sergei Diaghilev’s ballet troupe.
For three people, with more than 75 years of martial arts training between them, the fighting arts have transformed into music, movement and meditation. Chia Ming Chien traces their journeys.
If the Nazis won, Hitler might have proclaimed their new empire Iran.
The hunt for new sources of energy on the Moon is propelling a new space race.
Feminists claim Chang’e to be the first victim of male chauvinist propaganda. According to legends that predated Confucius (551 – 479 BCE), Chang’e and her archer husband Houyi lived in heaven. They were sent by their ruler, the Jade Emperor, to earth. The emperor had 10 sons, who playfully manifested themselves as suns, causing prolonged drought and famine on Earth. Houyi was to frighten them with his arrows and chase them home. But the archer, enraged by the suffering, killed nine, leaving only one in the sky.
Arguably the best-loved legend in Japan, the story of Kaguya traces its origin from a 10th century Japanese folktale called Taketori Monogatari, or “Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”.
Some 1,100 years after Prince Siddhartha Gautama founded a philosophy in India, two monks in China created a fissure in his teachings that still affects the hundreds of millions of Buddhists today.
Modern medicine and dentistry owe a lot to ancient Asian practitioners.
In 2000, the Japanese public voted instant noodles as the most important food invented in the 20th century. Little do they know that it was invented by a Chinese.
- Asian Dynasties and History
- Conservation of the Environment
- Definition: Culture
- Economy and Economics
- Food and Recipe
- Geopolitics and Strategic Relations
- Health and Body
- Of Government and Politics
- Religion and Practices
- Social Injustices and Poverty Report
- Society, Class and Division
- Unrest, Conflicts and Wars
AT A GLANCE A quick insight to the top stories
A tale of two terminals
Instant noodles rule the world!
Nano car. Big questions. (Part 1 of 2)
"The West Wing": Season Eight, unscripted
The elixir of youth
Death by mining - A Third World affair
A tale of two bronzes
Chasing the sun
SPAM, I am
India's silent gender cleansing
Bhutan: Weaving a future
Fight of the moon goddesses
The wretched act of animal release
A flare-up over going solar
Villages jump on the Internet Bus
Bridging the digital divide
Does communication save lives?
Singaporeans rise to the occasion in AWARE saga
Flight of the Kiwi
Crossing the Muslim-Buddhist divide for love
Singing to read
Fascinating Asia by Rail
10 Eco-Myths Busted