Day: January 21, 2011

Berlin Performance

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Cello

By way of apologizing for a recent lack of attention to German-language sources on this blog, I should like to mention that I will be appearing in concert with my collaborator, the pianist Andreas Boelcke, at the American Church Berlin on Sunday, February 6, at 11 a.m.  The program will include Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.  Dr. Boelcke composed some bios, and as always I love his writing and diction. He also has a sparkling website […]

North Korea Notes

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American Foreign Policy / Cultural Politics / East Asian modernity / Hip-hop / history and memory / Huanqiu Shibao / North Korea / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations / US-North Korea relations

The Hu-Obama Summit has already been subjected to some of the most intense lobbying pressures known to man.  From big business to human rights groups to the defense hawks in both countries, both executives have probably had it up to their ears (or, in Hu’s case, his lengthening and positively Cheneyewque jowls) with being pushed to push his counterpart on a given issue.  This being the case, it’s unlikely that a few truly remarkably-timed stories […]