The past fifty years have seen a profound endangerment of the world's humanities capacity. While the crisis is far from unknown in the United States it is acute across the global south. Columbia University's Global Humanities Project assembled a group of scholars and administrators to provide preliminary reports on the condition of the humanities in Africa, the Arab World, South Asia, and China and Taiwan. The picture is, by and large, grim.
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Sheldon Pollock; The Columbia Global Humanities Project. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 May 2017; 37 (1): 113–116. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-3821345
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