Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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China Ranks Low on 2012 Press Freedom Index

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently released the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index, and once again China came in at the very bottom reaches of the international rankings – just ahead of Iran and Syria (Eritrea came in last place, and Finland first). Here is what the full report had to say about China: China, which has more journalists, bloggers and cyber-dissidents

December 29, 2012

Uncertain Future for Architectural Treasures

Breakneck development and urbanization campaigns often threaten the relics reflecting China’s ancient architectural tradition. An article from Caixin takes us to the northern province of Shanxi, a “treasure trove of rare buildings as well as the epitome of cultural neglect”, to explain how commercial interests can sometimes aid in preserving imperiled

December 29, 2012