Asia House holds the only literary festival in the UK dedicated to books about Asia. Its director Adrienne Loftus Parkins tells Clarissa Tan why such a festival is necessary, and relates Asia House’s journey from a basement to a smart townhouse in the centre of London.
CLARISSA TAN
The hunt for new sources of energy on the Moon is propelling a new space race.
LEE HAN SHIH
How nations divide up the Arctic could set precedence for the Moon.
LEE HAN SHIH
The moon is full of helium 3. The Earth has pitifully little of it. This is just as well. If Earth had as much helium 3 as that found on the Moon, there would be no life on it.
LEE HAN SHIH
The sun’s energy may be inexhaustible, but is the production of solar panels sustainable?
DEBBY NG
Can US$2 billion buy the Sheikh the Circus of the Sun? With a projected income of close to US$37 billion this year, the oil-rich Gulf state of Dubai is all ready to try.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Malaysian cinema has been winning awards and receiving critical acclaim. What’s the reason for its success?
DAVE CHUA
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt may well have saved China’s mobile phone industry.
LEE HAN SHIH
Gamers celebrate pain much to Nintendo’s relief.
SHAN BERTELLI
Australia's first Asian-born woman in Parliament leads the country in talks about Climate Change.
DEBBY NG
To be honest, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Mandarin isn’t all that great. But try telling that to the students of Beijing University.
LEE HAN SHIH
As earth warms up, new species of insects have begun to establish themselves all across Europe, sparking concerns about biodiversity and public health.
DEBBY NG
Before the global economy started to melt down, July 2 had already signalled the last day of normalcy for Polaris Securities, Taiwan's second-largest brokerage by market value.
LEE HAN SHIH
The man whose laughter preceded him wherever he went could hardly squeeze out a smile as he went to his office.
LEE HAN SHIH
The environmental high priest draws flak over his massive electricity bills.
DEBBY NG