Is Benedict Anderson’s canonical “Imagined Communities” a good paradigm to understand Iranian nationalism? Continue reading Benedict Anderson’s “imagined communities”: is Iran based on ethnonationalism?
This essay explores Indonesia’s Islamic parties’ failure to gain power in the first republican years. Continue reading ESSAY – Islamic Parties in Indonesia in the 20th century: an analysis on their inability to gain power.
This primary source analysis gives a unique entrance into 1930s Shanghai urban women and their early form of feminism Continue reading ESSAY – China’s early feminism: The Ling Long Women’s Magazine Issue 135, April 1934
This essay analyses the two revolutions that changed Iran in the broader context of secular and Islamic political agendas. Continue reading ESSAY – Iran’s revolutions and and the historical conflict between Islamic and secular political agendas
This Essay explores the complicated and controversial relationships between collective memory and history in Japan. Continue reading ESSAY – Japan’s controversial past: was it convenient to ‘forget’ its colonial and imperial past?
Why history? Why Asia? Continue reading THOUGHTS – History & Other Stories
Can the arrival of Starbucks give Italian cities a “global look”? my perspective of the topic as an Italian coffee lover. Continue reading “Globalizing” Italian cities? Starbucks & Co.
How difficult is to understand the Islamic Republic of Iran? This post features some perspectives and reflections on social change in Iran. Continue reading Inside the Islamic Republic: Iranian reformism
Technology and people’s priorities: my experience in Guilin, Southern China. Continue reading Lost in Translation: four days in Guilin
This short article is about an Italian utopian novel and my associations between real and imagined urban spaces. Continue reading ‘Invisible Cities’: between real and imagined urban spaces