Culture & the Arts



East Meets West: How the Brain Unites Us All

Ed Yong at the New Scientist discusses the conventional notions of an ‘individualist, analyitical’ Western psychology and a ‘collectivist, holistic’ Eastern one, and how a recent psychological experiment...

Salsa Fever Sweeps into China

From the International Herald Tribune: This week’s third annual China Salsa Congress in Beijing, which features four days of performances and competition, highlights the growing popularity of salsa in China. Salsa was...

Tea, Wild or Not, Enriches Chinese Province

Yunnan Province has long been a main source of tea and today plantations supply many of the trendy tea shops in China’s major cities.  But locals reject the mass produced grown tea, preferring to drink wild species from...



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