Ah Jib Gor

Seems like Malaysia’s politicians are waking up bit time to social media but whether they are handling it well is yet to be seen. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/186892 The Chinese/Cantonese Ah Jib Gor Facebook page and its countersite Say No to Ah Jib Gor are really quite funny as is the series of satirical videos by NasiLemak 2020.

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The Oxford Diaspora Programme (ODP)

The International Migration Institute at Oxford is doing some very interesting work on diasporas as part of the Oxford Diaspora Programme (ODP) built around 11 different projects on the impact of diasporas. They are: 1) stateless diasporas; 2) the nation outside the state; 3) diasporas, trade and trust; 4) African diasporas within Africa; 5) multinational…

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Measuring the Impact of Research at the LSE

A new project site that is focusing on how social science research impacts policy in the UK, based at the London School of Economics. I’ve already downloaded several of their guides for researchers on maximising research impact using various platforms. Cannot wait to hear more…

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Joseph Nye on America vis-a-vis China

A short piece from Nye, who coined the term “soft power”. According to him, “while the ‘rise of the rest’ means that America will be less dominant than it once was, this does not mean that China will necessarily replace the US as the world’s leading power.”

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Middle Class in China and India

The stories and perception of Asian economies, especially China and India, is that they are primed for rampant growth. However, this growth has a sting in its tail for the people who have to live and work in these economies. The BBC offers a number of articles on the difficulties and challenges the “new middle…

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