Japanese soldiers of the Sino-Japanese War.
As Japanese imperialism rose and fell, its leaders interpreted and re-interpreted a single distinctive concept: "bushido".
Donald Trump’s policies represent a particular attack on American youth and children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
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Call it Fascism, American-Style. Donald Trump's embrace of authoritarian ideals has extended to a veritable war on America's youth.
Bashar al-Assad, with his men.
Lessons in military manliness and how to respect it have been a part of Syrian education for decades.
The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
Indonesia’s language policy makes the use of standard Indonesian a measure of nationalism.
Prodita Sabarini/The Conversation Indonesia
Indonesian, an engineered language made in the time of colonialism, is "the envy of the multilingual world". But no one speaks standard Indonesian on the streets. Does anyone speak the language?
Generations of Germans have worked to create a positive national identity based on difficult self-reckoning with the Nazi era. The recent election attacks that progress.
Early Vikings wouldn't understand nationalism – the secret to their success was to embrace other cultures.
Trump-style views on freedom of expression and patriotism have been found wanting many times before.
Sport is here for the moment and gone in a few seconds, minutes, hours or days.
Australians boast of our warrior participation in every major war since 1899, and in every modern Olympiad since 1896.
India’s tricolour (which actually has four colours) hides a complex subaltern history that originates with Mahatma Gandhi.
As India celebrates its independence, the flag is on full display, but few people know about the complex origins of this ubiquitous national symbol.
Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau?
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Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
New research has examined the extent to which charity begins at home for Britons.
Lord Macartney’s first meeting with the Qianlong emperor in 1793.
"A study of History", Arnold Toynbee
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
Vetëvendosje founder Albin Kurti takes the stage.
After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.
Kiep Bac temple, Vietnam, where people worship the hero Saint Tran.
One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
Multicultural friendships formed in college help develop students’ cultural agility.
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International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly supports the nation-state bill.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt.
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How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
The Conversation Global asked scholars from around the world what they thought of Emmanuel Macron's victory, and what means for their country.