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Student Competition Invites Transformative Ideas about Asia

The Asian Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the second year of the Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC, formerly Big Ideas Competition).

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Simply Tolstoy

By Donna Tussing Orwin Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born at Yasnaya Polyana, his ancestral estate located about 120 miles from Moscow. While he would live and travel in other places over the years, he always considered this family residence in the Russian heartland as his home. His lifelong quest for truth and meaning began while he was a university student. Subsequent experiences as an artillery officer in the Caucasian and Crimean Wars, and time spent in St. Petersburg and Europe, broadened his perspective and profoundly influenced him. In Simply Tolstoy, Professor Donna Tussing Orwin traces the author’s profound journey of discovery...

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