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Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia. It has not just changed entire villages and family constructions; it has also reshaped the landscape of dating and marriage.

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Gendered Nationalism and May Fourth: China’s ‘New Woman’

Gendered Nationalism and May Fourth: China’s ‘New Woman’

The May Fourth Movement (1915-24) is also referred to as the Chinese Enlightenment or the Chinese Renaissance. It is the cultural revolution that was brought about by the political demonstrations on the fourth of May 1919

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Crossing the Borders of Gender In China

Crossing the Borders of Gender In China

What does it mean to be a woman in China? What does it mean to be gay? What does sexuality, in general, stand for in Chinese society?

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The ‘Magic’ of Memory: China and its Re-Remembrance of War

The ‘Magic’ of Memory: China and its Re-Remembrance of War

More than 60 years have gone by since the Second Sino-Japanese war. Although time has moved on, the war is still very much alive in the thoughts of the Chinese.

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Ambiguous Allies? The Dynamics of Japan/China Relations to Nigeria

Ambiguous Allies? The Dynamics of Japan/China Relations to Nigeria

Japan and China are both on a campaign to widen and deepen their contacts in Africa. Beijing declared 2006 as China’s ‘Year of Africa’ when the China-Africa Summit took place in Beijing. 2008 was Japan’s ‘Africa Year’ when it hosted the fifth annual Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

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Beijing X: ‘Till the Train Comes

Beijing X: ‘Till the Train Comes

I remember it was a hot and humid day, sweat was dripping down my back, as I saw my mother waving at every taxi that passed along the Suzhou road.

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Beijing VII: The China Experience

Beijing VII: The China Experience

It’s Friday night. The sky has turned into a pinkish orange, and cars pass by with their never-ending honking. It’s one of those Beijing summer nights when the sunset doesn’t free the city of the heat, but instead only makes it more suffocating. I know I should take the subway more often, but I love […]

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