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Faaria Volinski
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Faaria Volinski is currently based in Tokyo, where she researches religion and culture in the face of economic development in East Asia. She earned her M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working towards a master’s degree at the School of International and Public Affairs. She has previously worked with Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), an innovative organization that has established a social stock exchange in Singapore to help social enterprises in Asia gain access to funding from investors around the world. She has also worked for the United Nations in New York, where she wrote daily articles on humanitarian crises in Africa and Asia. She served as an Associate Editor for Dispatches International, a magazine with writers across the globe featuring in-depth coverage on underreported social issues. While an undergraduate at Princeton University (’10), Faaria took time off to live in China, where she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University and worked for UNICEF Beijing and True Run Media. She spent six months researching Islamic history, education and development in rural villages throughout Yunnan Province.
Faaria’s work has appeared in Ambassadeur Magazine (Tokyo’s leading English language foreign affairs magazine), The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and the International Handbook for Inter-Religious Education. Faaria is an avid traveler and an opera singer trained at Princeton University and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada.

Blog Entries by Faaria Volinski

Islamic Revival in China: CCP Tolerance or Strategy?

(7) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 10:20 AM

Five years ago, when I considered the issue of Islamic practice in China, three things immediately came to mind: Xinjiang, restriction, and incompatibility with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). However, after a year of field research in southwest China's Yunnan Province, this picture has diversified in my mind. Yes, issues...

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The Luck in Longevity

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 11:28 AM

In 2005, Doctors Bradley Willcox, Craig Willcox and Makoto Suzuki's book The Okinawa Diet was published and rose to become a New York Times best-seller. Modeled after the lifestyles of Okinawans, the world's longest-living people, these doctors presented a formula for weight loss and longevity that focused on...

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