Asia

Taiwan: a SE Asian nation

In a Facebook discussion of my last piece from Taiwan News, the one in the post below on Taiwan as an Austronesian Ocean Nation, someone posted this gem from Current Biology in 2010 showing the distribution of various genetic markers in East Asia populations. The map shows the distribution of major ...

Inequality, Wealth, and Happiness in China

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Dexter Roberts reports on economist Gan Li, his study of and concerns about inequality in China, and his “mission to depoliticize statistics.” Gan conducts a biennial survey on household finances across the country, and begins work on the next edition in July. The now ...