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Why are the Chinese so upset II: Being an internationalist

August 3rd, 2008 19 comments

Thanks for all the thoughtful feedback to my previous post.

Your suggestions of overcoming East-West misunderstanding with multiculturalism (Alice Poon), attention to individual choices, within-group differences (Wu Di) and between-group commonality (Daniel) remind me of the Foreword written by former Japanese ambassador to the United Nations Hatano Yoshio for Nitobe Inazo’s well-known book “Bushido: The Soul of Japan” (Kodansha, 1998 edition). Read more…

From vegetable field to bird's nest: witnessing the birth of the national stadium in Beijing

August 3rd, 2008 5 comments

Many of you perhaps have already seen the stunning computer rendered image, shown above, of the national stadium, better known as the bird’s nest. But do you wonder what it looks like during the seven years of building? Read more…