by Stig Thøgersen, Aarhus University, Denmark In 1978, Deng Xiaoping announced that China would send from 3,000 to 4,000 students abroad every year to break the country’s scientific isolation and speed up its modernization process. His plan seemed ambitious at the time but he can hardly have imagined the flood wave he started. Today China […]

by Luisa Steur, University of Copenhagen, Denmark   December 17, 2014, the day Obama announces that the US and Cuba will restore full relations, is a memorable day in Havana. Juan, an ex-boxer turned street sweeper and muy fidelista (very loyal to Fidel), receives the news on the half-broken television he found in the trash one […]

by Amrita Pande, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Ditte Maria Bjerg, Global Stories Productions, Denmark “It was excellent. I’ve never seen documentary theater as urgent as this, where a PhD sociologist and actress performs the research of a subject.” Simon Andersen, “Smagsdommerne,” Danish National Television. For our colleagues in theater and performance studies, […]