Aug 26, 2021

When I was young I had copied Chinese characters on the wall of my room. I could not read them at the time; I was attracted by their aesthetic beauty. When I started to study the Chinese language in 1989, I could see the mistakes I had made in copying. Anyone who knows how to write in Chinese...

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Gender equality paradox contributions Feb 27, 2021

An interesting study in 2018 has shown that countries with more gender equality have fewer women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as opposed to countries that have less gender equality. The authors refer to this phenomenon as “the gender-equality paradox”....

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Mirror must read books Feb 27, 2021

How can we visualize cultural differences and alternative reference frameworks? Artist Sanny Winters and Sinologist Jeanne Boden decided to do it with aesthetics, philosophy and poetry. They created the book Mirror, a book about East and West, but most of all about how we look at...

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The diversity of Chinese voices - Translation projects treasure online resources Jan 13, 2021

The Chinese language is complex, extensive, thrilling, an endless treasure trove. However, due to the fact that relatively few non-Chinese master the language well the diversity of Chinese viewpoints and voices remains absent in Western discussions on China, as Chinese media only represent the...

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Al Jazeera's selection: Best 2020 books by African writers must read books Dec 25, 2020

Al Jazeera 2020 selection of top books by African writers 

Wole Soyinka: Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi: The First Woman/A Girl Is A Body of Water

Nanjala Nyabola: Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move

Akwaeke Emezi: The Death of...

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Art history beyond a Western canon treasure online resources Dec 18, 2020

For exactly 20 years today the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong has been dedicated to a more generous art history. It has built the most comprehensive, freely accessible library and archive on recent histories of art from Asia, as well as activating this material through numerous public programs to...

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MIRROR must read books Nov 13, 2020

Now in print!
MIRROR, a book by Jeanne Boden & Sanny Winters.
East? West? Diversity? "Only by recognizing difference can we see ourselves."

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Medical treatment across cultures and knowledge systems #contributions #cross-cultural management #cross-cultural medicine #global health Nov 08, 2020

I am a medical doctor trained in Bogotá, Colombia. During my studies, I never received any classes on herbalism or "alternative medicine". After graduation I got a job that allowed me to travel around Colombia. In places across the country we discussed different types of treatments...

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Reflections on cross-cultural theories: Hofstede reflections on cross-cultural theories Oct 13, 2020

Geert Hofstede started his research in the 1970s. His theory of cultural dimensions has become a dominant paradigm in the field. People around the world have followed in his footsteps. Those certified in Hofstede's dimensions, teachers, trainers and others duplicate his model. Other...

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The Lies that Bind. Rethinking Identity must read books Oct 01, 2020

Anthony Kwame Appiah is an author everyone should read, not just one of his books, but all of them. They are beautifully written, sharp, poetic, charming, bright, personal, eye-opening and eloquent. He continues to amaze how sharp the human brain can be.

The Lies That Bind. Rethinking Identity...

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