Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during harvest season, on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin.
Clifton Fadiman released 'The Lifetime Reading Plan,' his rankings of the world's greatest books, in 1960.
Be polite even though I'm super rich and busy? Sara Jane Ho puts China's very important people to a global test.
Chinese-style soft nationalism takes pride in Confucian values and should be the way of the future. But can it spread from Nanjing to the rest of China? There are reasons to be optimistic.
Democracy has its problems. The world – especially the US – could learn from China's 'political meritocracy.' Its one party selects leaders based on ability and judgment. They balance the interests of an entire country – and the world, not just finicky voters or big donors.
The purge of provincial party chief Bo Xilai is seen as China’s most serious political crisis in decades. But this view assumes the people are dissatisfied with the regime. In fact, the large majority of Chinese people support the single-party state structure. Still, dangers lurk.
Wenguang Huang's memoir about his childhood in Mao's China tells a universal story of the bonds of love – and the pangs of regret – which can shape a family.
Back to school in China, as around the world, is rarely something that kids look forward to. Some schools in China are trying to shake up the first day by bringing in celebrities or ancient traditions.