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Vietnam Media Hailed Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar Win — Until Online Propagandists Pounced
Vietnam’s media celebrated Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar, but online nationalists panned him for taking pride in his odyssey to America and the Oscars stage. Dien Nguyen An Luong writes that dredging up war memories remains anathema, but the state’s reactions may undermine national reconciliation efforts, especially with the Vietnamese diaspora.
Korea’s cultural exports and soft power: Understanding the true scale of this trend
The direct economic contribution of Hallyu — the ‘Korean wave’ of popular culture — is small, but the benefits to Korea can extend well beyond the culture industry, writes Jimmyn Parc.
Can culture help restore Australia’s tarnished image in China?
Australia once had a vibrant cultural relationship with China. Michael Keane asks, could its revival help ease current diplomatic tensions?
Diana Nguyen: Shining a Light on Inclusion
“If you have a dream, please go and take it and grab it with joy”, says Vietnamese-Australian actor, comedian and writer, Diana Nguyen.