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White Man’s Burden

When I first heard of this expression, I thought it was some general paternalistic phrase.  But when I found out that it also came from Rudyard Kipling’s poem encouraging the colonization of the Philippines by the United States, it kinda … Continue reading

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Foreign Exchange

Photo Credit: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/rise_fall_canton_04/gallery_places/pages/cwC_1805_E78680_Flags.htm Before 1842, Canton (Guangzhou) was the only port in China open to foreigners. After losing the Opium/Trade War to the British, the Chinese government finally gave in to British demands, conceding the right to trade in five … Continue reading

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The Perfect State

Photo Credit: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com One time I was having a lesson with one of my Japanese students and during our discussion he was complaining about corruption in his country.  The whole time I was thinking, “If he … Continue reading

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Wheels

Photo Credit: Anomie The wheel is one of my favorite symbols because it signifies eternity and movement.  Specifically the traditional spinning wheel is used in the Indian flag, and I would like to discuss India for this post, as it is … Continue reading

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