Site Overview

The www.dontow.com 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.

How to Popularize Taiji in the U.S.?

Increased Popularity of Yoga: Yoga has experienced a significant gain in popularity in the U.S. during the last 10-15 years. For example, according to a survey from the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. adults who have tried complementary health approaches (yoga, taiji, and qigong) have almost doubled from about 5% in 2002 to about 9,5% in 2012. Similarly, for U.S. children, that figure has also increased by about 1/3 from 2007 to 2012. [1]  Among the complementary health approaches, yoga made up about 80%. The issue we want to discuss in this article is whether we can significantly increase the popularity of taiji in the U.S.
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10,000 Cries for Justice

Overview: About 25 years ago a young and concerned Chinese citizen thought that something should be done to help the thousands and thousands of Chinese victims of atrocities suffered at the hands of the Japanese military during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1931-1945). These victims of one of the most massive and inhumane atrocities in the history of mankind should receive an acknowledgement, an apology, and compensation from the government that inflicted that atrocity. This article describes the one-person campaign that Mr. Tong Zeng (童增) of Beijing started a quarter of a century ago that has led to the current “10,000 Cries for Justice” campaign.
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