Site Overview

The is the website of Don M. Tow. It contains articles in three topical categories (or pages): Political/Social Commentary, Taiji, and Other Topics.  Currently, a new release of this website is published usually every three months.  The website also has a fourth category “Soccer” about the soccer book that I published in 2006.

Any article in a particular category can be accessed via the corresponding category on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Any article in a particular release can be accessed via the corresponding release on the right sidebar.

This website began in October 2006, and the website has been redesigned twice, once in October 2008, and the second time in November 2009.

We welcome comments from readers.  Readers can directly submit their comments at the end of any article.

A New Study on Effectiveness of Taiji to Relieve Neck Pain

For the treatment of chronic nonspecific neck pain, an international (Germany, Australia, China, and U.S.) research team recently found that doing Taiji (another spelling is Tai Chi) is just as effective as doing neck exercise therapy, and significantly more effective than not doing anything at all.  Their finding was published in the September 2016 issue of The Journal of Pain. [1][2]  This essay provides a brief summary of their research finding.

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Highlights and Photos from the Global Alliance Biennial Conference in Shanghai-October 21-23, 2016

The “Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WWII in Asia” (GA) had its most recent biennial conference on October 21-23, 2016 in Shanghai.  It was hosted by Professor Su Zhiliang (蘇智良), the Director of the Chinese Comfort Women Research Center at Shanghai Normal University.  It was well attended by about 150 participants from more than half a dozen countries.  The theme of the conference was “Memory of War and Peace of Mankind.” The two-day conference was preceded by a half-day of museum visit and a large group dinner, and followed by several days of visits to several historically meaningful localities around the Jiangsu Province.  The main highlight of the conference was the unveiling of the first Comfort Women Memorial in China on October 22, 2016 on the campus of Shanghai Normal University.
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