Asia Undercovered Special: History as a lens to understand modern Asia
In most western countries, learning Asian history in education is an afterthought. Even those who choose to major or research Asian studies in University, academic compartmentalization means narrow focuses, on a single country, or time period. Hence, today, most people don’t understand Asia, including many journalists covering the region.
The truth is that Asia has long been interconnected, and heavily shaped by both western forces but also local dynamics. So in this special issue, we take a step back, focusing on articles that highlight the key moments that underpin the geopolitical tensions across the region today, and other events that helped shape history and modern conflicts.
Asia Undercovered Special Issues are for subscribers-only, and focus on a single theme, highlighting the best local reporting with the goal of giving readers deeper insight into that topic.