Comments for Don Tow's Website https://www.dontow.com Thu, 24 Aug 2023 14:52:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 Comment on Review of New Book “Research of Martial Arts” by Jonathan Bluestein by Southern Soul Academy https://www.dontow.com/2014/12/review-of-new-book-research-of-martial-arts-by-jonathan-bluesteing/#comment-3076074 Thu, 24 Aug 2023 14:52:49 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=3719#comment-3076074 The way you’ve dissected the book’s exploration of external and internal approaches to martial arts sheds light on the nuanced complexities within these realms. Your commentary on the significance of continuous practice, theoretical sophistication, and their iterative relationship resonates deeply. It’s a testament to the book’s depth that it sparks such varied interpretations, much like the martial arts it delves into. Your perspective adds an enriching layer to the ongoing dialogue on martial arts philosophy and practice.

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Comment on Qiu Jin (秋瑾) – China’s First Feminist by 15 juillet 1907 – L'exécution de Qiu Jin : une héroïne de la cause anti-féodale chinoise - Nima REJA https://www.dontow.com/2009/08/qiu-jin/#comment-3019928 Fri, 14 Jul 2023 22:03:05 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?p=159#comment-3019928 […] https://www.dontow.com/2009/08/qiu-jin/ […]

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Comment on Review of “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? by Nancy Tai https://www.dontow.com/2023/06/review-of-destined-for-war-can-america-and-china-escape-thucydidess-trap/#comment-2992843 Wed, 28 Jun 2023 04:42:28 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8153#comment-2992843 Don,
Your review of Allison’s book & Freeman’s analysis are thorough & correct. Marcus’s comment is also valid. It is disappointing & annoying that so many commentaries from bloggers, analysts, so called experts, etc kept referring to the US China competition/conflict as a case of Thucydides Trap! None of the characteristics fits when comparing with the case of Athens & Sparta!
Nancy

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Comment on Review of “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? by Dan B. https://www.dontow.com/2023/06/review-of-destined-for-war-can-america-and-china-escape-thucydidess-trap/#comment-2990799 Mon, 26 Jun 2023 22:53:16 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8153#comment-2990799 Allison’s thesis of war as an endpoint is basically absurd. This is not ancient Greece with the weaponry of that era.
A real war between China and the USA would last only several hours, at most, and result in the complete and permanent destruction of both countries by nuclear warhead missiles.

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Comment on Review of “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? by Marcus Breen https://www.dontow.com/2023/06/review-of-destined-for-war-can-america-and-china-escape-thucydidess-trap/#comment-2990712 Mon, 26 Jun 2023 21:33:47 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8153#comment-2990712 Don: Thank you for the review of the book about which you make important observations.

There are major limitations in using the Thucydides Trap.

First, is it an ancient philosophical concept, aligned with idealist philosophy, conservative analysis and western establishment perspectives. As such it has limited utility in explaining the current US-China challenges. It is instructive to see how frequently it is used, as if this is a great leap forward (Sorry) for analytical international relations by scholars from elite US and western universities and think tanks. It is hardly even a jump over a puddle.

The second point follows: because the ‘Trap is constrained by western ideology it cannot adequately include teh most important aspects of the head-on collision between the these two great powers. I am assuming that China is a great power. The missing part of the analysis is socialism. As an ideology with a political system evolving in China, it offers a different ideology: a non-western, non-imperialist, peace perspective. Analysts using the Thucydides Trap methodology fail to take this into consideration, or belittle it as failed, when the evidence points to accomplishments in China.

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Comment on What Should Be Done in Reaction to U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn’s Racist Remark “China Has a 5,000 Year History of Cheating and Stealing. Some things Will Never Change.” by Christina Leung https://www.dontow.com/2023/03/what-should-be-done-in-reaction-to-u-s-senator-marsha-blackburns-racist-remark-china-has-a-5000-year-history-of-cheating-and-stealing-some-things-will-never-change-2/#comment-2869470 Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:52:56 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8087#comment-2869470 Thank you for rightfully listing out the absurdities, ignorance, and other defects of Burn’s tweet. Hers is just an obvious example to show how the current demagogues act, namely, for unjustified personal political gains rather than for the benefits of the country, nor for the world. As responsible and participatory citizens, we should be relentlessly fighting back

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Comment on What Should Be Done in Reaction to U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn’s Racist Remark “China Has a 5,000 Year History of Cheating and Stealing. Some things Will Never Change.” by S. B. Woo https://www.dontow.com/2023/03/what-should-be-done-in-reaction-to-u-s-senator-marsha-blackburns-racist-remark-china-has-a-5000-year-history-of-cheating-and-stealing-some-things-will-never-change-2/#comment-2868910 Fri, 31 Mar 2023 14:17:13 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8087#comment-2868910 Dear Don: Imagine what the news of Blckburn’s defeat in Nov., 2024 will do?
It’ll be a shock wave of such a magnitude that shall correct the hateful behavior of many American politicians of today. Let’s work together to defeat Blackburn – a very difficult job. Let’s aim high for us and for the U.S.!

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Comment on What Should Be Done in Reaction to U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn’s Racist Remark “China Has a 5,000 Year History of Cheating and Stealing. Some things Will Never Change.” by Aridaman K. Jain https://www.dontow.com/2023/03/what-should-be-done-in-reaction-to-u-s-senator-marsha-blackburns-racist-remark-china-has-a-5000-year-history-of-cheating-and-stealing-some-things-will-never-change-2/#comment-2868899 Fri, 31 Mar 2023 14:08:17 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=8087#comment-2868899 It is important to point out the absurdity of the comment “China has a 5,000 history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change…” made by Senator Marsha Blackburn about China.

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Comment on Panel Discussion on “Changing U.S.-China Relations and Their Impact on Chinese In the U.S. and Elsewhere” ** by Tim Zebo https://www.dontow.com/2022/12/panel-discussion-on-changing-u-s-china-relations-and-their-impact-on-chinese-in-the-u-s-and-elsewhere/#comment-2722374 Mon, 26 Dec 2022 19:37:25 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7920#comment-2722374 Sadly, aren’t we watching the CCP behave like a 4 year-old???

Imagine the different response the CCP would evoke from Taiwan if, instead of constantly sending warplanes on “surprise visits” close to Taiwanese air space!!!, the CCP would help Taiwan solve its (e.g.) air pollution, Summer heat, or typhoon problems!!!

Or, if not, why not?

What am I missing here?

“Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defence zone.

China has stepped up its diplomatic, military and economic pressure in recent years on the self-governed island to accept Beijing’s rule.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/taiwan-says-43-chinese-air-force-planes-crossed-taiwan-strait-median-line-2022-12-26/

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Comment on A Historic Settlement for Sherry Chen Against U.S. Government’s Wrongful Prosecutions** by larry tan https://www.dontow.com/2022/12/a-historic-settlement-for-sherry-chen-against-u-s-governments-wrongful-prosecutions/#comment-2709773 Sun, 18 Dec 2022 00:07:37 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7940#comment-2709773 Dr.Tow,
it is thrilling to read the writing on Ms. Sherry Chen’s final result of her prolonged legal battle against US commerce Dept., its corruption and racial discrimination practices are beyond imagination, make me wonder if we are still living in a so-called Democracy and justice country?

Regardless, cheers to Sherry Chen for prevailing the 10-years hardship and obtained the final win. As an Chinese American, I encourage everyone of us should be strong and resilient when fighting the unfair prosecutions like this one.

Best, Larry, a retired silicon valley techie.

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