Tag Archives: history

My Great-Grandfather. War Hero?

Scott Tong travels to China to discover how his great-grandfather saved the Tong family village during World War Two.

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Discovering My Grandmother’s School

Scott Tong returns to China to find his grandmother’s old school in Nanchang.

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Secrets of the Tong Village

Scott Tong’s quest to find a place that may no longer even exist: The ancestral Tong family village–Fu Ma Ying.

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1980s

How did China react to Japan’s economic boom in the 1980s — and its financial meltdown in the 1990s?

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1970s

What were the 1970s like in China, when even mainstream Western politicians came to call on Mao in Beijing?

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1960s

What happened when China was eclipsed by the rise of neighboring Japan?

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1950s

How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?

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Why Culture Matters: Fostering Identity Through Cultural Heritage

A museum director’s reflections on vexing global issues such as identity, tolerance, conflict and war.

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A Love Letter to 339 Lafayette: NYC Then and Now

Memories of student activism in a changing New York neighborhood.

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U.S. History a Warning on EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

This time, it may be Europe – not the United States – that faces the ghosts of the “MS St. Louis.”

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