About Me.

Of course, a man who writes stories cannot help having his own views. For instance, as to why I wrote, I still felt as I had a dozen years earlier, that I should write in the hope of enlightening my people, for humanity, and of the need to better it. I detested the old habit of describing fiction as “entertainment,” and regarded “art for art’s sake” as simply another name for passing the time. So my themes were usually the unfortunates in this abnormal society. My aim was to expose the disease and draw attention to it so that it might be cured.

Lu Xun, “How I Came to Write Stories

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27 Responses to About Me.

  1. Bevin Chu says:

    Terrific site.

    Noticed you linked to my site, The China Desk.

    Thanks!

    I’ll add a link to your site too.

    Keep up the good work.

    Bevin

  2. Sun says:

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll :)

  3. Tarek says:

    We have enjoyed your site and followed your writing. Fantastic job.
    We have opened a great place in New Brunswick NJ would love to have you over anytime. I look forward to seeing you soon.
    Thank you for your time.
    Tarek

  4. Kevin says:

    I wrote this you might find it interesting.

    CHINA – AN HISTORIAN’S VIEW
    by Kevin McKern
    May 20, 2007

    The China story is one of the most amazing tales of our time. From the incredible turmoil of civil war and war with Japan arose a Marxist State that bemused boomers like myself as we pondered the “Great Leap Forward” and the famine that followed, the happy smiles of contented workers on model farms and iconic images of millions of Chinese waiving the “little red book” on the television.

    Real GDP per capita grew 17% in the Sixties, 70% in the Seventies, 63% in the turbulent Eighties and 175% in the Nineties. While this development has been concentrated in the coastal and southern provinces, efforts have been made in recent years to expand the prosperity to the inner provinces and the industrial North East.

    Since the start of the “China story” we often hear how it will all end badly in civil disorder or economic collapse, whereas, Jim Rogers, the commodity guru has argued that the next big correction in China will be a massive buying opportunity, for both commodities and Chinese equities.

    Well then, what’s the real deal on China?

    Perhaps it might be useful to consult an historian and I found a strong opinion was held by a great one, a man who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature and the highest award granted by the United States government to civilians, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (President Ford in 1977).

    William James Durant (November 5, 1885–November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. He is best known for his authorship (and co-authorship with his wife Ariel Durant in the later volumes) of “The Story of Civilization”.

    Will Durant received his doctorate in 1917 and worked as an instructor at Columbia University.

    The Story of Philosophy was published in 1926 by Simon & Schuster and became a bestseller, giving the Durant’s the means to travel the world several times and allowing Will Durant to spend four decades writing the eleven volume opus “The Story of Civilization.”

    This is what Durant wrote sometime in the 1920’s as he concluded his history of China and reflected on its future. (the emphasis is mine).

    This nation, after three thousand years of grandeur and decay, of repeated deaths and resurrections exhibits today all the physical and mental vitality that we find in its most creative periods.

    There are no people in the world more vigorous or more intelligent. No other people so adaptable to circumstance, so resistant to disease, so resilient after disaster and suffering, so trained by history to calm endurance and patient recovery. Imagination cannot describe the possibilities of a civilization mingling the physical, labor and mental resources of such a people with the technological equipment of modern industry. Very probably such wealth will be produced in China as even America has never known and once again, as so often in the past, China will lead the world in luxury and the art of life.

    No victory of arms or tyranny of alien finance can long suppress a nation so rich in resources and vitality…… Within a century China will have absorbed and civilized its conquerors and will have learnt all the techniques of … industry..

    Roads and communications will give her unity, economy and thrift will give her funds and a strong government will give her order and peace. Every chaos is a transition. In the end disorder cures and balances itself with dictatorship. Old obstacles are roughly cleared away and fresh growth is freed. Revolution, like death and style, is the removal of rubbish, the surgery of the superfluous; it comes only when there are many things ready to die. China has died many times before and many times she has been reborn.

    The History of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage Volume One Will Durant

    I conclude, therefore, that only a fool would bet against China at this point and we can therefore surmise that Rogers is correct, driven by huge structural change in the global economy – in this case the strong growth and industrialization of China, the current boom is part of a supercycle that will last for years to come.

    I unconditionally recommend Will Durant’s work to readers and await the next major China correction to establish a position.

  5. David Hall says:

    My man we think alike! Please check out my site. We do have a lot in common. Good stuff and I like your site a lot.

  6. David Hall says:

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  7. existingviolation says:

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  8. janey says:

    Hello

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    Women Lifestyles Blog: about things women interested in.
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    China Fashion & Lifestyles blog: about random stuff related to China.
    http://micmm.blogspot.com/

    Fun Life in The Kitchen Blog:about stuff and happy cooking in the kitchen or yummy food.
    http://www.kitchen-fun.com/

    Best Regards;
    Janey Yang

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  12. Gary says:

    It’s good to see China clamping down on these Tibetan terrorists. Frankly I’m amazed at how restrained they have been so far, especially during the Olympics. If it was me I’d just wipe them out, but China has to worry about it’s economy and world looking in on it’s private affairs. I have nothing against the Tibetan’s themselves. but when they resort to terrorism that’s when they loose the right to breath.

    Gary Kerr

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  17. “Baneed in China”??

    Hehehehe, as if you think the Chinese youth today knows nothing about the outside world, I tell you what we are pretty nationalistic and it’s a good thing if our government banned you. lol

    take it easy.

    why dont you write in CHINESE, your own language? huh?

    • lifeinmotion says:

      WordPress.com was banned in China years ago due to one of its blogs posting Falun Gong and pro-Tibetan content.

      Speaking of ignorance, I don’t think many youth know the actual details of what happened in June 4th, 1989 or what is actually going on with ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. Being nationalistic only legitimises the CCP and is used by the rest of the world to prove China still has a long way to go before it is taken seriously despite its recent successes.

      This blog is for an international audience so I don’t know what the point is to post to just a handful of internet users that know how to access banned sites via proxies. By the way, “baneed” is spelled “banned”. Please learn English.

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