the “best of eaa articles” are a series of posts that include outstanding articles, essays, interviews, and reviews that are among the over 1,500 archived open access materials available on the education about asia website. the following articles are a sample of what appears in our latest fall 2017 issue (vol. 22, no. 2) with the special section “water and asia.” titles, short annotations, and links are below.
• in “china’s water challenges: national and global implications,” david pietz offers compelling examples of the potential worldwide effects of china’s water crisis.
• judith shapiro’s amply illustrated “china: harnessing the waters” provides historical context for china’s current water situation and chronicles the activities of individuals and organized groups to improve water quality in china.
• robert ivermee does a nice job in “the hooghly river: a sacred and secular waterway” of combining the metaphysical and the material in an interesting account of a major south asian river that stretches from the distant past to the present
• soy sauce lovers will particularly appreciate this issue’s asia: experiential learning column by willa zhen, “tasting soy sauce, teaching culture: a case for experiential learning.”
• “top ten things to know about singapore in the twenty-first century” by charles chao rong phua should serve as an excellent student introduction to a nation whose achievements far exceed its size.
best of the eaa archives, number 3. read the previous posts in this series.
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