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How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler.  (Image: TedED YouTube/Screenshot)

How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal Farm, and Brave New World — don’t just come with warnings…

Trump's Chinese booklist. (Image: Michael Vadon via  flickr /  CC BY-SA 2.0)

Trump’s Chinese Booklist

Donald Trump’s recent telephone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tzai Ingwen aroused considerable concern regarding the One-China policy. Many believe that he is too inexperienced in diplomacy and doesn’t have a deep enough understanding of China, which may harm American interests. Is…

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How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal…

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Trump’s Chinese Booklist

Donald Trump’s recent telephone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tzai Ingwen aroused considerable concern regarding the One-China policy. Many believe that he is too inexperienced in diplomacy and doesn’t have a deep…

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Freedom Swimmer: An Interview With the Author

There are many true stories that make an impact on your life — and this is one that shouldn’t be forgotten. Freedom Swimmer is the true story as told by the daughter…

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Here’s Why Chinese People Hardly Read Books

A recent article written by an Indian engineer went viral on the Internet. The title of the article was titled: A Worrisome Sight: Chinese Dislike Reading. When the engineer was on…