This page is, to say the least, in it's infancy. The date of initiation is 12/10/97.
The intent of this page is to carry, at least in part, some of the history of China, during the middle of the 20th century, which has always amazed me, and take a brief look at some of the dealings between the U.S. and China at present.
The events are seemingly unknown to a large percentage of both the Chinese population and American population. The reason for the former is clear: history courses in China do not cover these attrocities. The reason for the latter is not so clear but I can provide a couple of personal observations which may lend some insight, if only partial, as to why it is so: at least on one occasion in the state of California a movie in which some of the characters portrayed Chinese in less-than-likeable roles was not shown in public theatres due to the outcry of a small but vocal segment of the Chinese community in California, while most major universities in America have departments devoted to asian studies or which provide courses which cover periods of asian history, the facts regarding the attrocities committed in China during the middle part of the 20th Century are, simply put, watered down. Regarding the latter point, there seems to be no difficulty in speaking about the attrocities committed by the Japanese in China; an article in the February 7, 1998, Pioneer Press of Saint Paul Minnesota, printed as the world had it's eye on Japan for the Winter Olympics, speaks of the massacre of Chinese by Japanese and makes mention of the book "The Rape of Nanking - The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II" by Iris Chang.
The failure of the wonderful movie "7 Years in Tibet" to get any attention at the 1998 Oscars underscores just how much influence is wielded by special interest groups who would undoubtedly encourage you to read The Rape of Nanking but consider this movie to be improper. By the way, the movie has just appeared on video, is based on true historical events and is excellent.
Women in China
Killing in China
Brain Washing in China
China and the US today
I always find interesting the Chinese Embassy in the USA
One of very few U.S. Congressmen who have an objective view of China is Dana Rohrabacher
Text from a December 3, 2007,
by Governor Deval Patrick of
Massachusetts given in China. A major focus of his trip was to
further establish and strenghten ties between Massachusetts and
China, and in particular to help Massachusetts businessmen and academians
transfer technology to China.
Prior to the fall of 2012, this page had been updated two times: 1/22/98 and 5/1/2008. Any material after 5/1/2008 appears below this line. Shortly after reading David Wise's very intertesting book 'Tiger Trap' I came across the blog site of George Koo. If you've ever been interested in reading blog entries from someone who lives to see China grow and prosper and see the West wither and weaken, George will keep you entertained. Oddly enough, to understand the motivation behind George Koo's blog entries, Tiger Trap is a good source to start with.
If you've ever wondered if one of the most prestigious universities in the US would open up a research center in China, look no further than Stanford Univerisity, who did so in 2012. In a picture here you can see Stanford President Hennessy standing in Peking, China, with the Party chief of Peking University.