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After a long wait, our Spring/Summer 2020 Journal can be found at this link. Many thanks to our contributors and staff who made the publication possible in spite of the circumstances.
by MUZZAMMIL AHMADZADA, WAQAS HAQUE, & AHMAD AHMADZADA | The year 2020 will forever be remembered for how an outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—an infectious agent just under 90 nanometers in diameter—redefined institutions on an international level. What began as a “cluster of pneumonia cases” in Wuhan, China in January turned into a global pandemic resulting in 83.4 million cases of infection and over 1.82 million deaths at the time of this writing. Although various degrees of lockdown were implemented worldwide to reduce the spread of the highly contagious virus, it was evident that only a vaccine providing immunity to the general public would afford society a return to normalcy.
by PAUL HUANG, University of Toronto '23 When Chiang Kai-shek arrived on the island of Formosa in December 1949, a Taiwanese future seemed attainable. Before long, nationalists believed that a Taiwanese regime would retake the mainland and reinstate imperial legitimacy. After seven decades, however, Taiwan is no longer on the same trajectory. Instead, it is... Continue Reading →
by THOMAS WEIL '22 Thomas B. Ginsburg, JD, PhD, is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and the Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He received his education at the University of California-Berkeley, with a BA in Asian... Continue Reading →
by YOUNES MAHMOUDIEH, University of Barcelona Picture a country plagued by uncertainty, instability, and violence; government institutions have begun to collapse as the world watches with growing concern. The United States has recently witnessed the rise of voter suppression, intimidation of the media, and the co-optation of military forces for political means. In many ways,... Continue Reading →
by PARANJAY SAHANII, University of Toronto '23 IntroductionThe term ‘azaad’ rings in every shop, street, and district of Kashmir. The citizens want freedom from corrupt government machinery, loss of life, economic degradation, and brutality. Thus, it has become synonymous with the wants of the inhabitants of the region. However, the waves of Hindutvaand the unstable history of... Continue Reading →
by CHRISTAL CHENG, University of Toronto '22 The Second Sino-Japanese War refers to the military conflict fought between China and the Japanese Empire during World War II. In spite of the unimaginable scale of human suffering and the ravaging effects of war on the society, the eight years of resistance contributed to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) rise to power.
by SAM ZENG '21 Since 2012, Xi Jinping has made explicit his desire to accomplish the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” drawing on popular nationalist sentiment that believes China’s rightful place is being the dominant power in Asia.
by ZIZUN ZHOU, '23 The recent demonstrations in Hong Kong once again reminded the world that the one country, two systems principle stands as one of the most delicate innovations in the political history of modern China. The principle is based on the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration over Hong Kong, which enabled the peaceful return... Continue Reading →