In the Forbidden City in China, there are two words written on top of the Qing Emperor's royal seat: wuwei.

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Comparing the Bureaucratic Art of Non-Action and the Classical Chinese Concept of Wuwei (無為)

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In this post, I would like to explore the bureaucratic art of non-action with the classical Chinese concept of 無為 wuwei (often translated as non-action). As this is an informal, yet exploratory post, I will write this in a light-hearted and enjoyable manner. The Art of Bureaucratic Non-Action Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a leading neuro-scientist from …

The Sights and Colours of Geylang

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In the minds of most people, Geylang is often associated with the red-light district (i.e. prostitution) and everything sleazy. Personally, I think the saddest thing about this is that people just avoid this place altogether thinking that it’s nothing but sleaze. I acknowledge that the sleaze of the area is there, but it is often the focus of most people …