China History

Why one China?  

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 7 (December 11, 1988): 12, 16. Introduced as a teacher of a graduate course on Contemporary China at the UP Asian Center, I was met with a blank stare which ‘seemed to suggest that I might as well go teach in a monastery. After lecturing to […]


Going back in time in Taiwan

Taipei 101 may be Taiwan’s top tourist draw, but if one ventures away from the commercial and tourist districts, there is much more to discover.  There are many “old streets” which give one the feeling of stepping into the past, with preserved and restored old houses and store fronts with traditional offerings. Daxi old street […]