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    Women on the rise ... slowly

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Society never seems to run out of words of praise for women. "God created women to tame men," declared the French philosopher Voltaire. "Women hold up half the sky," said Mao Zedong.


    Don't speak: the art of toeing the line in China

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/10/2012

    » The most-heard line across China in the past week was ''Have you ever read a Mo Yan book?'' The question echoed in walkways, elevators and my office canteen. In Beijing, his books have been sold out since last Friday, shortly after he was announced the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Wall Street Journal immediately ran an excerpt of his new book which will be launched in January, while the share price of Xinhua Media, a partner of Shanghai Literature & Art, one of Mo's publishers, rose 10% in a single day's trade.


    Out of the blue, into the dark

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/07/2012

    » The nonsensical killings at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, last Friday sent a chill down my spine. The feeling reminds me of a line from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: "If you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss stares back at you."

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