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China: My Father's Observations (1923)

Helen Davey | Posted 11.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this post I want us to once again stroll the decks of the Laconia, the ship on which my father was a passenger on its maiden voyage. The year was 1...

Reflections on the Generalissimo's Son and Democracy in Taiwan

Jim Laurie | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Jim Laurie

On May 20th, Taiwan will take another step in a democratic process begun thirty years ago - a process started under the rule of a dictator. Tsai Ing-...

On the Xi Jinping-Chiang Kai-shek Imperfect Analogy

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Throughout my career, I've been intrigued by the way that introducing unexpected comparisons into discussions of China can unsettle entrenched assumptions and stimulate new thinking on familiar topics.

Taiwan Ex-President's Historic Villa Turned Into A McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.18.2015 | Weird News

A historic villa once home to Taiwan's former president, Chiang Ching-kuo, opened its doors on Friday as a McDonald's McCafe, The Guardian reported. B...

Enduring China-Japan Hatreds Risk Renewed Conflict Involving U.S.

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

While the U.S. and Japan have no aggressive designs on China, Beijing understandably looks uneasily at the alliance of its old enemy with the globe's dominant power. Thus, China is developing a military capable of confronting American as well as Japanese military action, no easy task.

6 Reasons Why Taiwan Should Be On Your Bucket List

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. It contained four golden pillars.

The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.

Diasporic Dining: Did Mao Order in Chinese?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Did Mao order in Chinese? Did Chairman Mao like General Tso's chicken? You read about The Long March, The Hundred Flowers Campaign and The Cultural Re...

China Changes the Guard

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Eric Margolis

China's current 18th Party Congress that ended this week may prove even more important that America's just-fought election.