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· October, 2006

Stories about Ideas from October, 2006

China: Ancient Chinese sex advice

Alan Baumler at China history group blog goes into the text of Sunu jing–The Classic of the White Girl, to discuss about Chinese thought.

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Jamaica: Five Questions with Marlon James

The latest installment in Geoffrey Philp's “Five Questions” series is an interview with Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

Dominica, UK: Jean Rhys

Jeremy Taylor's dislike of the new BBC dramatisation of Dominican novelist Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea leads him to consider, among other things, Rhys's struggle to reconcile “her creole and...

China: How blogging has changed my life

The Chinese Blogger Conference will take place in Hanzhou this weekend. To prepare for the conference, the organizers announced a submission of posts on “How blogging has changed my life?”...

Trinidad, UK: Between two worlds

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor returns to the “quiet corner of the mudder country” (England) where he grew up: “There ought to be a name for this state of mind. (Perhaps...

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean...

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies...

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Review of “Londonistan”

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor reviews the book Londonistan by British journalist Melanie Phillips: “What causes intelligent people to slither across the political spectrum from left to right (and sometimes the...

Jamaica: Pam Mordecai

Jamaican writer Pam Mordecai is the subject of the second installment in Geoffrey Philp's “In My Words” series.

Serbia, Montenegro: Flag and Constitution

Florian Bieber of East Ethnia has an idea about national flags. Also, he knows the word count of Serbia's new constitution.

China: How to improve Beijing's quality of life

Will from imagethief have ten recommendations on how to improve Beijing's quality of life.

Bahamas: Represent

A blog post by a fellow Bahamian causes Nicolette Bethel to consider questions of representation: “How do we collectively decide who represents our nation? When we choose people to send...

Singapore: Inspired by the Nobel Prize Winner

Huang Shoou Chyuan in Singapore is inspired by the Nobel Peace Winner for 2006 - Muhammad Yunus. “Yunus and the Grameen Bank is an inspiration to me. I hope that...

Trinidad and Tobago: Mobilised or immobilised?

Elspeth at Now Is Wow reflects: “Funny how a statement like ‘I'm mobilised’ (which sounds so positive, proactive and ready-to-go) when condensed into one word, becomes the exact opposite: Immobilised”....

Barbados, Canada: Life's not fair

“Dog luck aint cat luck”, says Jdid at Doan Mind Me, quoting an old West Indian saying. In other words, different strokes for different folks. An encounter with a man...

Turkey is Typing…

Two things have been the subject of debate this week in the Turkish blogosphere…Orhan Pamuk being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the passing of a Armenian genocide law...

Serbia: Peaceful Reasons for National Pride

Belgrade Blog is looking for peaceful things that would inspire Serbs to feel proud for their country.

Russia: Winter in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

White Sun of the Desert writes about “Toyota Landcruiser with remote control starting,” a must-have for the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk winter: “One of the more surreal side effects of this functionality is...

Iran: New Research about Iranian Blogs

In Iranian Truth, Celine Petrossian shares her research about Iranian blogs. Researcher says without a doubt, blogs have allowed Iranians to connect with their homeland and cultural traditions and freely...

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