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    A group that went forth and prospered around the world

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 28/04/2013

    » China's influence is felt far outside its borders. The country is an agenda-setter in this region and its impact - political, cultural and economic - can be felt around the world. Here, generations of Chinese-Thais have played a formative role in shaping modern Thailand. They have changed the political, economic and cultural landscape, and they have made contributions in fields as diverse as business, public service, the arts, academia, religion, the media, the military - even organised crime.

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    Literary gems found in translation

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 03/02/2013

    » Translation is a time-consuming, arduous and often thankless task. Literary translation also involves suppressing some natural impulses to interpret, edit and impose a personal style, while remaining in the background and allowing the tale to take root in another language.

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    Victor victorious in putting world film fest on the map

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 18/11/2012

    » It has been a busy year for Kriengsak "Victor" Silakong. Fresh from directing the 19-show run of the successful Reya: The Musical, he now has to make sure a 10-day film festival comprising 84 films from around the world _ as well as surrounding functions, visits by international guests and pageantry _ goes off without a hitch.

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    The art of the matter

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 01/07/2012

    » Standing amid an eclectic collection of artworks at the opening of the exhibition "Empowering Women Farmers for a Sustainable Livelihood" are a handful of the artists. Nitaya Ueareeworakul, a founding member of Womanifesto _ an artists' network-building organisation that hosts exhibitions, workshops and seminars, and encourages interaction within urban and rural communities _ explains to Brunch that most of her work is political, aimed at empowering women. Through art she hopes to raise awareness of many issues affecting women _ in this case a push towards equal land ownership regulations that would make it easier for female farmers and women in rural communities to own the land they work and live on.

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    Equality on the horizon

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 01/04/2012

    » Copper plates, holes in the wall, plywood. At first glance, "Pixel Horizon" by Montri Toemsombat doesn't seem that expressive. The sheets of copper reflect the light against the white walls of the 100 Tonson Gallery, the use of space is aesthetically interesting, but an overall artistic statement isn't immediately apparent.

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    Saying it with smiles

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 18/03/2012

    » Western photography of Asia can be gritty, featuring people living in wretched conditions as a way to draw attention to their plights. But Thai photojournalist Bhanuwat Jittivuthikarn took a different approach to his subjects when he travelled the continent. "Yes there are many issues that require awareness, but I want to do it by showing a lighter side of humanity," he said.

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    In the eyes of a 'TigerGeneral'

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 29/01/2012

    » On the cover it's a memoir, the foreword says the book is indebted to its main subject and the copyright page claims it's a work of fiction. The Tiger General is certainly too accurate in its historical, cultural and espionage details for the characters to be entirely invented, and with a complete absorption in time and place difficult to pull off with such precision in fiction.

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    Keeping an eye on global affairs

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 05/02/2012

    » Anna Coren is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, and hosts World Report, broadcast live every weekday from CNN's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Although she made a name for herself in "tabloid" television in Australia, she is now the regional face of the international 24-hour news network. She reported on last year's red shirt riots, has interviewed former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva among a host of world leaders and was in Bangkok at the end of last year for a week of "Eye on Thailand" programming.

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    Painted into a corner of town

    B Magazine, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Anew artists' community is taking shape near the corner of Chaeng Watthana and Vibhavadi-Rangsit roads. V64 Art Studio is part workshop, part show space and gallery as well as part commune. It hopes to serve the needs of its 75 artists as well as the collectors, curators and art lovers who appreciate their work.

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