Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Christianity Today’s Editorial: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

On December 19, 2019, Christianity Today, evangelicalism’s flagship magazine, published an editorial with the title that “Trump Should Be Removed from Office.” [1] This is an extremely important development, because the large majority of evangelicals, especially white evangelicals, supported Trump in the 2016 election and most likely will also support him in the 2020 election. […]

Chinese Americans: Past, Present, and Future

Developments in the U.S., China, and the rest of the world, especially in the last three-to-four decades have undergone great changes. How the U.S. views China, and also how the U.S. views Chinese Americans have also undergone great changes. In order to understand how this relationship may develop in the future and to help shape […]

Reminiscences of Childhood in Hong Kong

I lived in Hong Kong for six years from 1949 to 1955 when I was seven to thirteen.  Since I was too young to remember much about the earlier period before that when I lived in China, the time in Hong Kong was basically my childhood years.  Looking back, I remember fondly some of the […]

An Important New Book on the 1945 Battle for Manila

A new book Rampage:  MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila was recently published (October 30, 2018, W. W. Norton) by James M. Scott.  It tells about the retaking of the Philippines in 1945 by the American troops and the horrific atrocities committed by the Japanese troops.  The author was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist […]