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Articles by Rashaan Meneses

The Art of Rice: Symbol and Meaning in Southeast Asian Village Tradition

Ancient traditions surround growing and storage of essential food grain.
Published on: 7/15/2004
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Hmong: An Endangered People

Economically marginalized in Southeast Asia, the Hmong face assimilation and loss of their culture in the United States.
Published on: 7/7/2004
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Indonesian Rule Weighs Heavy in West Papua

Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Published on: 6/25/2004
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The Near Extinction of Cambodian Classical Dance

Cambodian classical dancer and teacher Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks about the dance's political and cultural roles, how it was almost destroyed by Pol Pot, its politicization under the Vietnamese communists, and its revival today.
Published on: 5/7/2004
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Vietnamese Artist Tran Trong Vu -- Torn between Two Worlds

Looking back at his homeland from Paris his cartoonlike images explore bureaucracy and entrepreneurial conformity in a burlesque of socialist realist style.
Published on: 3/4/2004
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Reflections on East Timor after Independence: An Opposition Leader’s Perspective

Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
Published on: 12/18/2003
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