COVID-19 deaths in Gujarat far exceed government figures

Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

Carlos Sardiña Galache, The all-out war of the Burmese military against its own people

How steel mills were replaced by hospitals, and white male labor by minority female labor

Alex Wellerstein does a Reddit AMA re: nuclear history and government secrecy

The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine (the “hatching” is a pun on the use of chicken eggs)

the DPP’s slow, tepid renewable energy policies will only lead to further slow renewable energy growth

Is Elena Ferrante really Domenico Starnone (Anita Raja’s husband)?

Anil Dash, who helped create NFTs, explains why they are bad

Taiwan’s Flood of Household debt

Colleges Are Using COVID as a Pretext to Make Draconian Cuts to the Humanities

The biggest threat to Taiwan is political, not military

AAS Statement on Chinese Government Sanctions - Association for Asian Studies

The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are very effective in real-world conditions at preventing infections, the C.D.C. reported.

Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the “anti-imperialism” of fools

Policing and criminalization of sex work hurts massage workers, even when they aren’t sex workers.

Interesting, wide-ranging, LRB article on the concept of “meritocracy”

only person who has been prosecuted for an anti-Asian hate crime in NYC this year is Taiwanese…accused of writing anti-Chinese graffiti

David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything

J. Mark Ramseyer isn’t just wrong about comfort women, here is an article criticizing his work on “Buraku Outcastes in Japan”

The Silent Time Machine: Films from the 1890s, when moving image cameras were first used for ethnographic purposes, until the 1960s

This was a lot more interesting that I expected…

In the $15 Minimum-Wage Debate, GOP Populists Are for Bosses

How Korea Became a Forgotten War - an interview with Owen Miller