The Korea Conundrum and Chinese Soft Power

By Austin Dean Aarif Lee is a movie star. Born to a mother from Hong Kong and a father with …

The Red Guard and the Landlady

By Alec Ash My landlady drops by unannounced at eight in the morning. It’s a bittersweet surprise. I’m familiar with …

What Really Happened: Writing a Memoir

By Morris Dickstein In recent years, whenever someone asked me what I was working on, I would hesitate a moment. “A …

Copycat Travels

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom While traveling last summer, I asked for directions to get to the room in which I would …

In The Gulou Days

By Alec Ash Nostalgia is hard to keep up with in China. That old bar, that old neighborhood, that old …

A Song in Two Voices

Image: Steven Turville By Joanna Chen The only sure thing on polling day in Israel this year was the holiday …

The 2015 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Herb Alpert said of the 2015 HAAIA winners, “It’s exciting to be able to support these five unique artists who …