The Cultural Legacy of Metabolism: From Local to Global

From 1960 to the early 1970s, the five core Metabolists—Kiyonori Kikutake, Noboru Kawazoe, Fumihiko Maki, Masato Ohtaka, and Kisho Kurokawa – theorized a new urban order that analogized a city with living organisms. Nakamachi theorizes that Metabolism’s legacy is not demonstrated in the movement’s initial fixation with the Japanese context, but rather in the theories’ adaptability to the rapidly changing global environment.

Chinese Military Development and the Thucyides Trap: Evidence of Aggression?

By Rob La Terza To read the full article, please click here. Introduction...

From Lhasa to Beijing: The Significance of the Fifth Dalai Lama’s Visit to the...

Authored by Tenzin Taklha To read the full article, please click here. Introduction...

Heavenly Horses of Bactria: The Creation of the Silk Road

Tao argues that the Silk Road stemmed primarily from the combined result of a Han Chinese military gambit to obtain Central Asian horses, and a Bactrian strategy to align commercial interests with political expediency during a period of dynastic decline. Evidence of those motivations can be sourced to both ancient literary texts and sculptural, osteological, and genetic research on Chinese horses.

Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Refugee Mothers: Vietnamese Women of Little Saigon

Nguyen analyzes motherhood and labor practices in a well-known Vietnamese enclave forged from a series of distinct migration waves beginning in the 1970s. Within Little Saigon, thousands of Vietnamese women made great sacrifices, forgoing their personal education, career, and time to raise their children and to uphold centuries-old Vietnamese ideals of motherhood.

Loyalty versus Location: the North Korean Nationalism of Japan’s Zainichi Minority

Authored by Mary Bohn To read the full article, please click here. Introduction...

Examining the Evidence: The Literary Inquisition of Zhu Yuanzhang

By Jishen Wang To read the full article, please click here. Introduction

Chinese Nuclear Policy: A Commitment to No First Use?

Authored by Ian Dill To read the full article, please click here. Introduction...

The Japanese Occupation of Singapore: Examining the Success of the Endau Settlement

By Qiuhong Huang To read the full article, please click here. Introduction

Confucian-Christian Interplay: Death Rites of Modern-Day South Korean Christians

Authored by Mary Yang To read the full article, please click here. Introduction...