A retrospective in Hong Kong of Thai textile artist Jakkai Siributr’s work of the past two decades shows his evolution as a social commentator. He describes his political awakening.
Rumour has it that Francis is about to switch the Vatican’s allegiance from Taipei to Beijing – and he appears willing to move heaven and earth to do so.
Centuries-old tales showing an acceptance of same-sex romance abound in Chinese culture, but even ultra modern Hong Kong lags behind in embracing the LGBTI community.
Translated into English for the first time, Little Reunions recounts how familial strife and misguided passion endanger a writer’s struggle for modernity in time of war
Authors Ben Okri and Lionel Shriver, and actress Tilda Swinton, lent star power to the Dhaka Lit Fest, but the flood of Muslim refugees from Myanmar was on the lips of most festivalgoers
When Pope Francis touches down in Asia this November, it will do much to underline his regard for the peripheries of the traditional Catholic world. Yet his hopes of forging a stronger relationship with China appear likely to remain – at least for now – an unanswered prayer.
At 82, Emperor Akihito has hinted his failing health is behind the decision – but the move may also be aimed at thwarting the desire of the right to change the country’s pacifist constitution.