Tag Archives: China & East Asia

The #Ghost of #Halloween, the Past, the Present and the Future

We always remember the first time, don’t we? I do. At around this time 33 years ago, to be precise, in the autumn of 1981, while I was a student at Chongqing University in southwest China, I first heard of … Continue reading

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#China’s Great Wall No Longer Stops Invaders.

By John Kirk A fat business man parked his Range Rover right across the pedestrian crossing as we approached. I pointed out the selfishness of this as we detoured around his two tons of expensive male jewellery, but he just smiled … Continue reading

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Where Were You 25 Years Ago? #RememberTian’anmenSquare

Every year on the 4th of June, I remember. I remember, back in 1989, ten months after I arrived in the UK, a pro-democracy movement in China raged on a land I held dear even though I was thousands of … Continue reading

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#Review of Trials of Life

Vanessa Wu rated it 5 of 5 stars  I spent a good while reading this book and returned to it many times to re-read passages and think about what I’d read. It stirred up many emotions because the situations were … Continue reading

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