By Erika Berg For Northwest Asian Weekly In September 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma. Overnight, the government had removed all fuel subsidies, spiking food prices. Moved by the people’s despair, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks took to the […]
In Asia, labor becomes feminized
The Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas concluded its second Saturday University Lectures Series last Saturday. The lectures revolved around issues of health and women’s rights in modern Asia by local experts.