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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Mining in Tibet Threatens Asia’s Rivers

On their website, The Third Pole has posted an interview with Gabriel Lafitte, author of the book Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World, in which the author and development consultant to the  Central Tibetan Administration discusses the implications of large-scale Chinese mining on the Tibetan Plateau. In the opening of the interview, Lafitte

October 11, 2013

China’s Cram School From Hell

Foreign Policy reports on Maotanchang High School, a militant mountain retreat of a cram school in Anhui province that attracts thousands of gaokao prep students per session: Because Chinese parents often expect their children to become family breadwinners, the pressure to perform is intense. Faced with the gaokao’s high stakes and frustrating unpredictability, tens

October 11, 2013

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