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
Last Monday, President Tsai Ing-wen issued a formal apology on behalf of the government to Taiwan's indigenous peoples for the discrimination and neglect they suffered over the past 400 years. She fulfilled her campaign promise to proclaim Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples Day and offer the apology.
Zbignew Brzezinski, U.S. President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, drew an expressive summary of the military foundation of Pax Americana shortly after Washington normalized relations with Beijing in 1979 by derecognizing the Republic of China in Taiwan.1 Comment
Our society seems to be fraying at the seams. One sure sign is an Education Ministry gone mad.