[A redacted and edited version of this article was published in the China Daily] Nowhere is man freer than on the field of battle, where it is a matter of life and death, wrote Leo Tolstoy in War and Peace. One way of determining people’s morality is by observing their reactions during a crisis. Western audiences have offered three types of reactions to the recent virus … [Read more...] about An Outbreak of Sinophobia and Schadenfreude in the West
A couple of weeks ago, Tu Youyou became the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria." (Tu had already won the Lasker Award a few years ago for the same work, and had described her work this way.) There were cheers and hopes that with the prize, more people would become aware of Traditional … [Read more...] about Turning a Nobel Prize to a Chinese for Artemisinin Into a Eulogy for Traditional Chinese Medicine?
So Xinjiang in on the Western news again. In the last few days, articles have appeared at Reuters, Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, to name just a few... Here is an excerpt from the Christian Science Monitor: … [Read more...] about Xinjiang in the News Again … as Political Islam is Ignored Yet Again
So it looks official now, Hong Kong's Legislature has officially rejected the Election Reform promulgated by PRC’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. (For more on this topic, see this previous post late last year) The central government has responded that the election rules stands and now it is the hope of many that Hong Kong will continue to find a way to … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Election Reform
Recently, I had an interesting debate about the "Tiger Mom" culture in Asia, against the backdrop of a Chinese American mother who criticized the Tiger Mom's suppression of children's "autonomy". So, since we had lively discussions of this subject here, … [Read more...] about Revisiting “Tiger Mom”, and where “Individualism” failed (with a Sleeveless Pineapple)