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INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia
Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.
Veganism in Japan: How ‘soft’ activism is changing minds in a meat-eating nation
Veganism in Japan is not widely accepted, but ‘loose veganism’ is growing.
The state regulation of faith-based civil society organisations in India
The ruling Hindu nationalist political party in India and its treatment of minority faith-based civil society organisations.
How Indian students told to ‘go home’ by Australia at the start of the pandemic used WhatsApp for advocacy
National border closures and the pandemic. How Indian students ‘stranded’ in India coped with their plight.