Asia Education

The cautionary “cli-fi” of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

By Mon, May 18, 2015 11:46AM UTC

As a long-time lover of dystopian science fiction, I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of the Australian classic Mad Max series, which began in 1979. I actually haven’t seen any of the original three installments since the ’80s, but I’m looking forward to going in fresh, without resorting to tedious comparisons between old and new.

Caught on Camera: Top Film Schools and the story of modern day Filmmaking

By Mon, May 18, 2015 3:10AM UTC

Since the early days of cinema, with the dawn of the 20th Century and simple standing only projection rooms showing single-take short films, to today’s modern film, TV & media industry, the complex nature of filmmaking has proved to be ever changing, always on the cusp of technological advancement and

Transition to ‘autonomy’ leaves Khon Kaen University facing an uncertain future

By Wed, May 13, 2015 11:20AM UTC

On Friday, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed bills to privatize Khon Kaen University and three other higher education institutions. The continuing privatization of Thailand’s universities raises concerns among student activists and academics who warn of soaring tuition fees, exclusion of lower income students, and too much power moving into the hands of too few.

China scolds teacher who let student hold parasol for her

By Wed, May 06, 2015 9:58AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese education officials say a grade school teacher has been admonished for letting a pupil hold a parasol for her after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media.

Retiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protesters

By Mon, May 04, 2015 4:44PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top cop has taken a parting shot at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.