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Flying Dutchman

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Animal Farm first published 75 years ago

On August 17th, 1945 George Orwell (1903-1950) had his second best known work, the timeless allegorical fable...

25 years ago, demolition of Japanese cultural remain begins

On August 15th, 1995, 50 years after Japan´s unconditional surrender in World War II and the end of its 35-year rule in...

My apologies

I would like to apologize to my readers for not having posted anything since August 14th. The reason isn’t widespread August laziness,...

35 years ago, Pope John Paul II asked pardon for slave trade

Polish Pontiff John Paul II (1920-2005), nicknamed "The Pilgrim Pope”, made 104 foreign trips to 129 countries, including Muslim nations like Azerbaijan,...

Multicultural forensic anthropology

During the last years that I spent in Taiwan before coming back to Spain temporarily in early 2018, my Taiwanese girlfriend and...

Cozy cafés in Taipei

The English term coffee, caffe in Italian, Kaffee in German or café in Spanish and French made it into Western languages from...

A different type of stress

Those who have worked in Asia are aware of the fact that reality there is much more complex than snorkeling in Thailand,...

The ephemeral Treaty of Sèvres

After more than fifteen months of preparations, on August 10th, 1920 the short-lived Treaty of Sèvres was signed in the Paris suburb...

Modern Singapore celebrates its 55th birthday

On August 9th, 2020 one of the world’ richest nations, the Asian city state of Singapore with a population of 6.2 million,...

8th of August in Taiwan: Father’s Day with a Confucian touch

In Mandarin, both the character for eight and for father are pronounced “ba”. Also, August is simply the eighth month of the...

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Spanish government presents its version of civil war history

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will repeal the controversial, very...

Farewell to the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission

Under the current Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC, still Taiwan’s official name), approved in Nanking in 1947, Tibet and Mongolia...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

Gender indoctrination of the youngest reaches Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest port and third largest city, has a population of almost 2.8 million. Huang Jie (born 1993) is a local...

How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

Responding to a question in the Spanish Senate by a member of Bildu, the parliamentary extension of ETA, the former Basque terrorist...
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