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Landscapes of Spirituality: The Topography of Ismaili Sacred Sites in Xinjiang, China

By Amier Saidula, Research Associate, Department of Academic Research and Publications, Central Asian Study Unit, Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA… 587 more words

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The Flagship Experience: Phase 1

I recently completed the first semester of the Chinese Flagship Program at Nanjing University and am currently in the beginning of the Internship Phase. As I’m sitting here taking a break from the few tasks I need to finish, I thought I’d reflect and record my thoughts on this past semester. 821 more words

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Wandering through Dali streets I met this boy who  was preparing chinese food in a  fast food stand. “Do you want to?” he told me. “Just pull”. 35 more words

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Syrian musicians join Wu Mann in the Aga Khan Music Initiative London concert titled “Old and New Music from the Ends of the Silk Route”

Wu Man and Co, world music review: Group effort is a slow burn
Wu Man brilliantly demonstrated her technique with lyrical melodies, dramatic tremolos and percussive snaps, says Simon Broughton… 348 more words

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Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, speaking in a country that is a staunch U.S. ally and hosts 50,000 American troops, said Wednesday that he wants his country to be free of foreign troops, possibly within two years. 265 more words

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner: Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre Beijing, China

Architect: ZAO/standardarchitecture – Client: Dashilar Investment

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

For the locals, it is so uncommon to experience such a space, the gate is always open, So many people peek in and come into the courtyard with a high level of curiosity, neighbourhood children may stop by after school, read a book or play together before getting picked up by their parents. 2,368 more words

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