Topic: Nobel Prizes
Five writers from China, Japan, and India made the cut this week when the Man Asian Literary Prize announced the shortlist for its 2010 award for the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English last year. The winner will be announced at a dinner in Hong Kong on March 17.
02/16/2011 12:15 pm
In Pictures The kings and queens of modern monarchies
As unrest continues to swell in Egypt, books about the country are suddenly turning into hot reads. Not too surprisingly, the release date of "The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times" by Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel laureate and protest leader, has been moved up to April 26. While waiting for "The Age of Deception," here are five other recommended books about Egypt.
02/02/2011 11:06 am
Egypt's protests are now into their second week. Curfews are starting earlier and Internet remains down, but the crowds in Tahrir Square continue. There's plenty to follow, but there are a few people to keep a particularly close eye on as events unfold.
01/31/2011 04:13 pm
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement, says spiritual values are the key to healing ourselves and our environment.
01/24/2011 11:06 am
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The civil rights leader was also one of the most famed orators in American history. Here are a collection of 10 MLK quotes.
01/17/2011 10:44 am
Here's a list of things to watch for as President Hu Jintao visits the US Jan. 18-21, starting with the body language between Hu and Obama.
01/14/2011 03:56 pm
Because of economic interests, Western governments have too long given China a pass on a litany of egregious global and domestic abuses. But increasing Chinese aggression can no longer be ignored. When President Hu arrives next Tuesday, Obama must draw a line in the sand.
01/14/2011 11:29 am
Nevermind the frigid temperatures, residents in China are told. The effort to build cleaner power plants is for the greater good, so interim shivering is just part of the deal.
01/12/2011 07:59 am
China's National Human Rights Action Plan of the the past two years amounts to 'a series of unfulfilled promises,' Human Rights Watch says in a review of the plan's impact published Tuesday.
01/11/2011 07:15 am