· February, 2006

Stories about Ideas from February, 2006

Who Is “Better”?

  10 February 2006

John at Sinosplice is not sure how to best explain to his Chinese students in English “the difference between ‘value to society’ and ‘inherent human worth’“. Readers debate whether this is a linguistic or cultural problem.

The Illusion of “Pan-Asian Identity”

  8 February 2006

Konrad Lawson tells a few anecdotes on a recent trip to Japan and discusses the illusion of the new pan-Asian identity movement – “a regional based ‘Asian identity’ which is constructed at the hands of intellectuals or political policy based on what will inevitably be a contradictory set of perceived...