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Personal experiences Taiwanese history

It wasn’t love at first feel with Taipei City for me

Although nowadays it’s a very livable city, Taipei in the 1980s was a pretty messy place to live.

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Asian history

The bombing of Taihoku, capital of Japanese Taiwan

For decades, the air raid on then Japanese-controlled Taipei in May 1945 was an ignored chapter of World War II in Asia.

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Asian history Asian Politics

In memoriam Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the father of modern Singapore.

This is a translated and updated version of an obituary authored by me, published in the German weekly Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung on the 4th of April 2015.