Monuments, memory, and movements: How should the world reckon with a controversial past?

Article by John Lee Candelaria. Abstract: As statues honoring white supremacists fell in the wake of the anti-racist protests and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, this essay asks: should monuments that memorialize a problematic past be removed or preserved as historical relics? To answer this question, the author contextualized …

Hong Kong in the Cultural Cold War and the Colonial Southeast Asia: Review of Geopolitics and Film Censorship in Cold War Hong Kong (Book Review)

Book review by Ip, Po Yee. Abstract: This article is a review of Zardas Shuk-man Lee’s recently published book Geopolitics and Film Censorship in Cold War Hong Kong (2019), an extensive historical research regarding the institution of film censorship in Hong Kong during the 1940s-1970s. From the perspective of film …

Blazing as Fire: A Love Story Before Dawn (Book Review)

Book review by Christine Chow. Abstract: How should we comprehend Taiwanese literature under Japanese rule (1895-1945)? What was the meaning of literature for Taiwanese writers at that time? Furthermore, how could we evaluate the significance of their works? For those who are interested in the above questions, the latest published …

Colonialism and its role in Hindu-Muslim identity formation in India

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The article highlights the ways in which Hindu and Muslim communal conflicts are a result of colonial governmental policies and practices. To do so, the article presents some of the practices that have helped in cementing the identity differences, thereby driving communalism in India. The …

Arab cities protest and bleed

Article by Hadeel Natsheh. Abstract: The Arab city is nowadays closer to a bloody battlefield in which different social and economic strata are contested, and great ideologies and narratives are closely related to city crisis and moving towards it. Indeed, the city has become a battleground, as if the city …

Manifestations of Neoliberal Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Article by Hazem D. S. Al-massry. Abstract: Since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, the PA has applied neoliberal policies on the areas which fall under its control. Moreover, all development plans have been created for the Palestinian Authority with the help of international organizations and institutions that promote …

The Impacts of Colonial British Raj in Contemporary India (英屬印度殖民史對當代印度的影響)

Article by Poonam Sharma. Abstract: It is after the decline of the Mughal Dynasty, that the British East India Company began to influence its rule in the Indian subcontinent. Gradually, India came under the direct rule of the British administration based in London and was declared a British colony. Colonialism …