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Opinion: The Culture of Calligraphy

Opinion: The Culture of Calligraphy

For the Chinese, calligraphy is an art almost as revered as poetry. In Arab culture, calligraphy is as valued as drawing is in the west, and I do not know why Arab intelligence services suffer from a shortage of calligraphers. The words for signboards are composed by...
What are the Chinese reading?

What are the Chinese reading?

Shanghai, Asharq Al-Awsat—For decades, Sinologists have wondered whether China could build a capitalist economy without adopting the political culture that goes with it. The answer to that question is still pending. However, a survey of the political literature that...