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Karma & Women

On July 5, 2011 By

BUDDHISM, GENDER
BY DAVID R. LOY

What does Buddhism have to say about the social situation of women? Needless to say, there is no simple answer. True to its own emphasis on impermanence, Buddhism became quite different in different cultures.

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Host Clubs

On July 5, 2011 By

GENDER
BY REIKO YAMAGISHI

“Hosts are sort of heterosexual male sex workers, but they do not sell ‘sex,’ though it can happen outside of the club. It is more of a companionship…”

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<span style=”color: #800000;”>From KJ 64 Unbound: Gender in Asia (online feature)</span>

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Yamaguchi Yuka is a Japanese artist residing in Saskatoon, Canada. More of her work can be viewed on her art blog at http://www.plastiquemonkey.com

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India’s Bandit Queen

On July 5, 2011 By

BY CATHERINE PAWASARAT

Astonishing viewers at the Cannes Film Festival, the 1994 film “Bandit Queen” thrust PHOOLAN DEVI into the international limelight. But Devi criticized the film for being overly graphic and for leaving out major events…

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Behind the Brocade Curtain

On June 24, 2011 By

FESTIVAL
BY CATHERINE PAWASARAT

One day I literally stumbled upon the festival’s gigantic floats, some as high as downtown buildings, and marveled at their exquisite adornments of exotic textiles and carvings. I didn’t know what I was looking at, but it blew my mind.

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Dream Corridor

On June 23, 2011 By

BY STEWART WACHS

It all began in 1980, when I was 29, with the first of a series of vivid dreams. These occurred at dawn and continued through four summer mornings. I would find myself in an unfamiliar yet comfortable foreign land, with men, women and kids whom I cared for, yet could not upon waking recall ever having met…

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Learning from Pyongyang TV

On June 21, 2011 By

TV
BY PHILIP J. CUNNINGHAM

“The thing I like best about Pyongyang TV is no commercials…unless, of course, you understand the programming for what it really is —one long political commercial!”

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BY ROY HAMRIC

So, what exactly do comedians have to do to be thrown into jail as political prisoners in Myanmar?

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I Sing the City Eclectic

On June 21, 2011 By

KYOTO HISTORY
REVIEW BY PRESTON HOUSER

Veteran resident John Dougill offers a peek behind Kyoto’s glorious façade to reveal the history and workings of a remarkable culture…

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