Wu Xing: The Five Corners of a Circle
Wu xing – directly translating to “five elements” – is an ancient Chinese philosophy that encompasses five phases of the universe’s ongoing existence and...
The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)
From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.
The serenading suitors of the Philippines
Under a courtship ritual called harana, it was compulsory for Filipino men to sing to their sweethearts
Rise of an Authoritarian Leader: Ferdinand Marcos
By Elyssa Yong By far one of the most notorious families in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda Marcos, made their mark on...
Asia’s Age-Old Beauty Trends
Across Asia, women throughout the ages have decorated their faces in pursuit of specific beauty ideals
The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw
Sepak takraw may have been around since the 15th century, but it’s no forgotten relic. Find out more about the history of this fast-growing sport – and its bid for Olympic recognition
Entering the Yali Tribe
Where waters run wild and forests grow free, there are groups of people who live alongside Nature in perfect harmony. Tribes across the world...
Asia’s Broken Soles
Jia Sidao, the ambitious chancellor of the Song dynasty, creeps over to the daughter of the late emperor. He lulls the trusting little girl...