Tagged: Asian cultures

ARTechnology pioneer

Three decades of experience in setting up programmes in media art made Prof Dorrit Vibeke Sorensen the ideal candidate when taking over the reins of NTU’s School of Art, Design...

New tools to study ancient drugs

Chinese medicinal substances have piqued the world’s imagination in recent years, making major inroads into the global health marketplace as traditional medicines and as inspiration for drugs such as Sildenafil (Viagra) and antimalarial artemisinin. The latter, discovered by Tu Youyou, led her to become the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize.

An ode to poet-historian Du Fu

Considered to be one of China’s greatest poets and the country’s first poet-historian, Du Fu (712 to 770) lived in the era of the Tang Dynasty and suffered through decades...