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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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

Measuring Media Progress?

CCTV’s uncut airing of the long-banned 2005 film V for Vendetta – the dystopian story of revolution that has become a global allegory of rebellion – incited droves of Weibo users to wonder if this broadcast signaled the loosening of China’s strict censorship policies. A Global Times op-ed candidly blasts hopeful netizen commentary about censorship

December 28, 2012

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