Asia Publications

The Resistance in South Vietnam following the “Geneva Convention”

Oct 20, 2014
Lutz Baehr provides some additional context to the publication of the History of Southern Resistance. more

History of the Southern Resistance or History of the Communist Resistance?

Oct 20, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Nu-Anh Tran concludes that achievements and shortcomings the volume provide a window into understanding the possibilities and limitations of historical research in contemporary Vietnam. more

Some Clarifications on Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến

Oct 20, 2014
Nguyen Trong Xuat (Editorial Board of Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến) responds to some of the issues and questions raised by the reviewers of History of Southern Resistance and provides some additional context to the publication. more

A Six-Point Plan of Action

Sep 22, 2014
Energy consultant Javed Akbar calls for a variety of technical, financial, and legal measures to ease Pakistan’s energy crisis. more

A “Diplomatic Nuclear Explosion”? Sino-French Relations in the 1960s

Sep 16, 2014
When France and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations in January 1964, observers called the event a “diplomatic nuclear explosion," but the high hopes entertained for Sino-French relations never quite materialized, undermined by China and France’s conflicting goals toward the Vietnam War and the turmoil associated with the Cultural Revolution. more

North Korean Apprentices in China and the Nature of Socialist Exchanges in the 1950s

Sep 11, 2014
After 1953, China hosted thousands of North Koreans for industrial training programs and internships. Although the intention of hosting interns was to assist North Korea with its post-war economic reconstruction, newly translated Chinese documents reveal that the training programs were, at their core, really about politics. more

Caught in the Split: Chinese Students in the Soviet Union, 1960-1965

Aug 29, 2014
After the ideological contradictions between China and the Soviet Union were made public in 1960, the circumstances under which Chinese students were sent to the Soviet Union became increasingly complex. Newly translated Chinese Foreign Ministry Documents reveal the fallout from the March 1965 protests staged by Chinese and Vietnamese students in Moscow. more

Lost in Transmission: Distributed Solar Generation in China

Aug 21, 2014
China has set an ambitious goal to add more than 8 GW of distributed solar generation by the end of 2014 -- over half of the total solar power capacity in the U.S. now. However, China is facing many challenges to meet this goal. more

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Jun 13, 2014
Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing. more

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Jun 03, 2014
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges. It also offers a series of policy recommendations and ways forward to help tackle a trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.