What happened when a dedicated teacher became seriously ill from Chinese air pollution.
A North Korean expert discusses the the international dimensions of human rights violations: overseas workers, treatment of foreign nationals and state representatives and rhetoric.
In this interview an anthropologist and North Korea expert puts the history of the state’s rights abuses. in historical context.
Dr. Sandra Fahy discusses human rights abuses in North Korea, which she’s laid out in her second book, and provides some insight on what this means from our world.
Susan Quimpo’s book “Subversive Lives” discusses the activities of her activist family during the Marcos martial law period. After the international edition came out, she made a book tour in the US, speaking with audiences of mostly Filipino-Americans about the Marcos period as well as the current situation with Duterte and the extra-judicial killings. This is an account of that discussion.
This two-part post is an interview on teaching English as a Foreign Language in a private university in Pakistan and in a public university in Herat.
In Part 1 of this interview, Susan Quimpo talks about her family’s activism during martial law and the initial impetus for the memoir. In Part 2 she continues with a description of writing the book and her own life afterwards. Susan’s story At first I wrote two chapters. Then I went for two master’s degrees, one in Asian Studies and the other in journalism. For my journalism class I wrote about the family and martial law. I thought if I could make my narrative comprehensible to Americans, who knew little about the Philippines under martial law except the name Marcos, …
Author interview with Susan Quimpo, editor and co-author of the family memoir “Subversive Lives,” which tells the story of an anti-Marcos activist family during martial law.
Krys Lee’s first novel is “How I Became a North Korean,” the story of young refugees and a Chinese-Korean who are held hostage in the Chinese border area by a South Korean missionary.
This is a photo essay of BASECO, an impoverished Filipino community on the edge of Manila Bay, where the residents are frequently washed out. Some help is provided by the Missionaries of Charity, which took André, Bob and me. All photos by Bob Barton.