Islam in China – a Strange Fit?

A film portrait introduces Roberta Tontini and her research. The PhD candidate examines the development and changing characteristics of Islamic law in China. The author evokes a harmonious relationship between Sunni Islam and the teachings of Confucianism…

A Helpful Guide to Becoming Unbusy

It was in this video from Jeff Shinabarger that I first heard the phrase, “‘Busy’ has become the new ‘Fine’.” As in, when you ask somebody how they were doing, they used to answer, “Fine.” But …

How Expectations Color Our Beautiful World

The last few months I have been traveling with my girlfriend throughout Middle and South-East Asia. I climbed the Himalayas in Nepal, fell in love with the vibrant cuisine of Thailand, got my divers certificate on a remote island in Cambodia…