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Southern Song Poetry 1076-1155AD

After the collapse of the Tang Dynasty in 907AD, a warring period lasted in China for 50 years, concluding with the establishment of the Song Dynasty from its capital at Bianjing (modern Kaifeng). 1,123 more words


Nihon contra Confucius

When one observes Japanese culture, they will smell a whole array of different fragrances. However afterwards, they will quickly smell a foul smell, something that smells awfully Asian, awfully  788 more words

The Fate of Seoul's Baby Box Children

*The names of the children and the single mother have been changed to protect their identity

SEOUL — Around 1:30 p.m., Jae Min’s mother carried him up the worn green steps of Jusarang Community Church on a steep hillside on the outskirts of Seoul. 2,552 more words


The Forced Femininity of South Korean Female Celebrities

Female celebrities, all over the world, suffer from double standards when it comes to money, public images, and personal lives. But in South Korea, this is taken to an extreme. 999 more words


The Mengzi (4th c. BCE)


Though it was written in the 4th century B.C.E., Mengzi’s philosophy, especially his democratic tendencies, his policy recommendations, and his humanistic outlook, can still be inspirational to the left today. 2,451 more words

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Post 3 - A Call to Arms

Diary of a Madman

The story and themes that we will be looking at today comes from “Diary of a Madman” or “Mad Man’s Diary” by Lu Xun, a Chinese short story writer, and Nobel Prize winner. 367 more words