A Few Thoughts on the “Nazis at the Shanghai Expo” Kerfuffle

Danwei.org recently linked to an English-language article asserting that Chinese crowds at the German pavilion in Shanghai were not only getting out of control, but assaulting German workers and calling them “Nazis.” I expound a bit on the article here, including a taste of the ur-article (golly, it’s in German), and think a bit about what this news means.

Then it’s followed up by a brief paean to the future (a kind of more emotive response to the news about Asia from Germany) in the form of a short poem for a cellist on a boat:

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