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1. The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, & Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody
Reviewed by Sin Yee Koh


2. How to Speak Money by John Lanchester
Reviewed by Diane Coyle


3. The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim
Reviewed by Andrea Janku


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“This is not just a thought-provoking book; it is also an agenda-setting text. Sjoberg aspired to write a book that could inform and influence policy on war and war-making. She succeeded.”

Mercy Ette on Gender, War, & Conflict by Laura Sjoberg


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In this episode, we walk through London’s Chinatown with Rosemary Sales and Xia Lin, researchers at Middlesex University, to discuss identities in the area and meanings of home for Chinese immigrants. Listen to more podcasts.