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“Five Star Billionaire” And Other Must-Read Books

Tash Aw, a writer born in Taipei who grew up in Kuala Lumpur before moving to England, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel, “Five Star Billionaire,” a fictional self-help book for social climbers...

Land in China: Über Touchy

On his personal blog, Jonah Kessel writes about the making of his three-part video project ‘China’s Consuming Billion’, which accompanies the second installment of The New York Times’ latest series on China, ‘Leaving...

Scenes From 21st Century China

Alan Taylor’s In Focus, a regular photo blog on The Atlantic’s website, put China in its frame for an edition earlier this week. By compiling a collection of powerful images caught by photojournalists over the past...

In Beijing, Ultramodern Living for Olympians

From Los Angeles Times : Athletes coming to this summer’s Olympics will feast in a cafeteria big enough to seat 5,000 and enjoy hot showers warmed by an ultramodern solar power system and, in this officially atheist...

China Discovers the Permissive Society

China’s youth are defying tradition with sexual promiscuity.  But is education addressing this newfound freedom?  And is age-old morality under seige?  The New York Times reports on this new phenomenon and its...

AFP:Men in China’s most modern city ageing early

From AFP via Yahoo News: BEIJING (AFP) – The percentage of men showing signs of early ageing in Shanghai, China’s most modern and one of its richest cities, has doubled over the past two decades, state media said, citing a survey. Symptoms of “male menopause,” which includes weariness, vesicular diseases and deteriorating sexual ability, trouble […]

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