It has long been
acknowledged that artistic creation is a universal human practice. But the idea
that beneath stylistic and functional differences lies a common human condition
transcending culture, history and geography first gets expression with the idea
of world literature, coined in the
early 19th century by German
The Mekong is one of the great rivers of Asia, originating in China and flowing through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam before finally reaching the sea. Bahn Phongsavat and her daughter Sichanh recently opened a cafe of the same name, with a menu that features the cuisines of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.