Okinotorishima (沖之鳥島), or the Okinotori "islands," are considered a Japanese uninhabited atoll with a total area of 12.096 acres.
Few people know who Nicholas Iquan is. He is the father of Koxinga, whom Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has diagnosed as the prototype of all Hokkien Chinese residents in Taiwan who are mentally confused.
"Know Thyself" is an ancient Greek aphorism, which is known as "gnothi seauton" in Greek and "nosce te ipsum" in Latin. It came from the ancient Egyptian proverb, and was attributed by Plato to his mentor Socrates.
Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功) is better known in the West by his Hokkien honorific Koxinga, which means Lord of the Imperial Surname. He was a Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist who resisted the Qing conquest of China in 1644.
Renho, member of the House of Councilors and acting leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won her party's presidential election last Thursday, despite a spat over a supposed "misunderstanding" regarding her "dual nationality."
Father Joseph Sebes, my mentor at Georgetown University, required me to call him laoshi (teacher:老師). The Jesuit priest, who was the fourth regent of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, had taught English in a small town in Shangdong (山東) before he was arrested by the Kempeitai (Japanese military police) at the beginning of World War II.
U.S. President Barack Obama held an extensive bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last Saturday before the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
He labored like a beaver strong/ By rivers wide and long/ A Man whom there are none to praise/ And very few to amaze.2 Comments
Wellington Koo, a lawyer turned lawmaker, now heads a committee formed under the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) in accordance with the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations (政黨及其附隨組織不當取得財產處理條例) passed by the Legislative Yuan on July 25.1 Comment
John Cardinal Dong, bishop of the Hong Kong diocese, published a pastoral letter in his weekly diocese publication on Aug. 5, making clear that Beijing has reached an initial understanding with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops in the Catholic Church in mainland China and seek a mutually acceptable plan.3 Comments