The Suzzallo library of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington (Photo by thegreatgeekmanual)
Bookception (Photo by Jesse Vaughan)
Losing our Sinocism
Picture of the Confucian philosopher Mencius. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When I began covering China…
Winchester Cathedral Library (Photo by Glenister 1936)
I’ve cried myself to sleep about this many a night.
The way I make my peace with it is by always asking for things that we lost in the library fire when we play the ‘what would you trade’ game.
"All of Aristotle for all of Ptolemy."
"But what if Ptolemy is bad?”
"He’ll still be useful and important."
I remember the day my sweetie found out that the whole library hadn’t burned. I thought he was gonna cry for you.
Oh, my Lord, yes.
(Source: archaicwonder, via the-liberty-republican)
Toward a More Humane PLA
The PLA and International Humanitarian Law: Achievements and Challenges
Lt. Col. Wang Wenjuan
The PLAN and Mahan
China’s new strategist? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It is no coincidence that the officers of the…
Replicated Communities: Bianca Bosker’s "Original Copies" | -
A superb review of Bianca Bosker’s book that examine’s China’s unabashed mimicry of the world’s architecture.
Is China doomed to a future of copying others? Don’t bet on it. But at the same time, don’t ignore the role that mimicry has to play in the process of forming a total architectural language that will form the basis of China’s future cityscapes.
Stairwell advertising. Tongzhou, Beijing.
When someone asks, “Who wants to take the last Ruffles chip from the bowl?”
Or when the Chinese government asks “who wants to report on a corrupt government official at our new anti-corruption website?”
The investigations may also be a means to other ends. One likely end is weakening vested interests likely to oppose reforms necessary to put the Chinese economy on a more sustainable growth path and to avoid the middle-income trap, which would also pose a threat to the CCP. — A Tiger Hunt in China’s Oil Patch | Brookings Institution
Friday Special: The FBI Investigation Manual
English: The Seal of the FBI. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Manual of Investigative Operations and…
America’s Global Image Remains More Positive than China’s
Pew Global Attitudes Project
July 18, 2013
The Pew Research Center has released the full text and backup materials for a report that the Center interprets as saying that the US is still largely seen…