Asia Publications

Lost in Transmission: Distributed Solar Generation in China

Aug 21, 2014
China has set an ambitious goal to add more than 8 GW of distributed solar generation by the end of 2014 -- over half of the total solar power capacity in the U.S. now. However, China is facing many challenges to meet this goal. more

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Jun 13, 2014
Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing. more

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Jun 03, 2014
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges. It also offers a series of policy recommendations and ways forward to help tackle a trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. more

Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

May 27, 2014
China is a country of superlatives and contradictions, especially when it comes to energy – it is not only the largest producer and consumer of coal, but also the largest investor in renewable energy. Since 2010, China has been the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for wind power, which the government has prioritized for its cleaner energy and job creation potential. But waste and poor planning have left many new wind farms idle or disconnected from power grids. more

INFOGRAPHIC: A Snapshot of China’s Wind Industry

May 17, 2014
China accounts for 28.7% of the world’s installed wind power capacity. China is also the fastest growing market for wind power in the world. more

History of the Southern Resistance or History of the Communist Resistance?

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Nu-Anh Tran concludes that achievements and shortcomings the volume provide a window into understanding the possibilities and limitations of historical research in contemporary Vietnam. more

Dau Voi, Duoi Chuot (Head of an Elephant, Tail of a Mouse)

Apr 08, 2014
Merle Pribbenow concludes in his review of Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance) that the collection is a valuable resource for the history of the Vietnam Wars, but one which lacks a true Southern “voice.” more

The Urban Movement and the Planning and Execution of the Tet Offensive

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Sophie Quinn-Judge argues that the urban political struggle played a major role in the early years of the Vietnam War. more

Caught Between Propaganda and History

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Shawn McHale sees this book as a major contribution to understanding the war in South Vietnam, but with significant shortcomings. more

Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến and the Interwar Period

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Pierre Asselin suggests that the volume does shed new light on various important issues, and otherwise validates some of our assumptions about the southern revolution, even as it is marred by some serious shortcomings. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.