WorldViews: Map: Where the East and the West meet

By Ishaan Tharoor, April 28, 2015

There's no place on Earth where East and West, cardinal directions, don't meet.But, over the centuries, East and West — particularly the East in the minds of people in the West — have become terms loaded with cultural freight. For a long time in the European imagination, the divide between these spheres centered on where Christendom ended and the lands of Islam began. The history of colonialism both reinforced and reconfigured these divides.Read full article >>