ReadNUS Issue 40

DEC 2021 | ISSUE 40
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

Many have been fascinated by outer space, and the romance of space travel has captured the imagination of many a science fiction author. However, outer space is not a place that has been removed from politics and controversies. In this edition of our newsletter, we provide some interesting books to understand the complex politics of outer space, and its implications on our daily lives.

This Week’s Reads:
Outer Space

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This book summarises future space exploration plans in development both in the United States and abroad. It includes the increased shift to space privatisation as there are changes in NASA’s mission to bring it into partnering with commercial space companies.

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Despite widespread claims that sustainable colonies on other celestial bodies are necessary for human survival from large-scale disasters on Earth, this work shows that colonization itself poses many severe threats and should be avoided as competition for outer space dominance has increased the probability of catastrophic nuclear war.

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This book provides a unique, in-depth analysis and offers readers a comprehensive understanding of how space and popular culture intersect. It includes the latest insights into the embedding of space in modern popular culture.

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China, Russia and the United States are an elite group with an offensive approach to defence in space. As technologies in outer space advance and with France, Japan and India joining the elite group, the political stability of the vulnerable environment which we live in now comes under threat.
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Ancient Stories Retold

Memoirs of a Geisha – Yuki explores the controversies behind this much debated novel.

In this scathing review, Yuki criticises author’s breach of confidentiality and misrepresentation of geisha culture.

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Ancient Stories Retold

The Everywoman, Kim Jinyoung – Why is it so controversial?

In this review, Shauna Cheong shares about Kim Jinyoung, Born 1982, a novel that caused a sensation in Korea. Celebrities came under fire for promoting it, and couples even broke up over the contents of it. Given its innocuous nature as a recount of the life of a Korean millennial woman, what could have caused such an uproar?

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