Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:00
Ugly American has been replaced on the world stage…
In 1958, Americans William Lederer and Eugene Burdick wrote a thinly disguised novel about their country’s outrageous conduct – a dangerous mix of determined ignorance and blithe arrogance – in Southeast Asia.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:00
How can Asia answer the new Ugly Americanism?
Southeast Asian foreign ministers will have to consider the Trump question when they meet later this month
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:00
The Ugly American is alive and kicking
Many Thais have reacted with fury to what is being widely seen as a case of the US meddling in Thai politics. The incident brings to mind "The Ugly American", a film made more than 50 years ago during the cold war. It portrayed America's arrogant behaviou
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:00
Chinese tourists aren't so bad; give them a break
If China's media is to be believed, Chinese tourists visiting foreign countries have become the new "ugly Americans". Hardly a day goes by without some report of boorish and culturally insensitive behaviour on the part of Chinese travelling overseas.