Tag Archives: Culture

Why We Travel

Two age-old questions: What is travel? And why do we do it?

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Asian Nations and Their Languages

Three large Asian nations — China, India and Indonesia — are polyphonic and geographically diverse. They all made different choices on their national language.

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Why I’d Rather Be A Japanese Woman Than A Japanese Man

How Japan’s culture of overwork and lack of personal space makes life even more difficult for men than women.

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An Evolving American Language

The American language becomes inclusive, gender neutral and racialized, as well as ugly and inaccurate.

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India/Japan: The Jugaad-Shokunin Dichotomy

Why the Japan-India relationship refuses to take off.

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My Late Father, the German-Indonesian

Trauma and historical memory in Germany and Indonesia.

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COVID 19 and the Culture and Costs of German Introspection

Why do we Germans learn so little from very relevant Asian countries in fighting the pandemic?

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India: Gender Inequality Seriously Harms Women and Girls

The problem of abuse of women in India will only be solved by changing entrenched culture norms that allow the abuse and degradation of women.

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In Memoriam David Graeber: How Debt Has Come to Shape Humanity

Over the last 5,000 years, what has made the concept of debt so strangely powerful?

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Beyond Wirecard: What Really Ails German Finance

Reforms proposed after the fintech scandal will not be enough to fix a shaky banking sector.

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