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The Sunflower Movement and the Emergence of a “New Mass” in TaiwanWakabayashi Masahiro

When students occupied Taiwan’s parliament building this spring, they won backing from a broad mass of citizens. What is the nature of this new mass, and what are the prospects for the new civic movement resisting President Ma Ying-jeou’s tilt toward China?

International Literary Salon: An Interview with Author Ikezawa Natsuki

In March 2013 some of the world’s leading literary figures gathered at the Tokyo International Literary Festival for three days of lively discussion on the possibilities for world literature in the twenty-first century. We spoke to Japanese author Ikezawa Natsuki, one of the keynote speakers, about the significance of the festival for writers in Japan and around the world.

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