A Little Huanqiu Nationalism

If the above link to a gallery of Chinese volunteers in Vietnam [浴血南疆对越自卫反击战 ] fails to satisfy, be sure not to miss some obligatory Xinhua praise of the Boxer Movement [义和团运动 ] as “a patriotic, anti-imperialist movement of farmers in North China” or an extensive reminder in this scintillating lead from  “战后日本 关于民间“认罪”的不完全记录 [ Postwar Japan’s Record Regarding Collective ‘Guilt’ is Not Complete]”: 如今很多日本人却不了解历史的真相。二战结束以来,日本右翼组织从未停止过扭曲史实、美化侵略的行动。几十年来,篡改教科书、参拜靖国神社、挑起钓鱼岛主权争端、阻碍奥运火炬日本传递……不仅挑拨着受害国家人民的神经,也在战争之后一次又一次伤害他们的心灵。 Nothing … Continue reading A Little Huanqiu Nationalism

Anti-Japanese Upswing in North Korean Media

For their strange yet uniquely logical reasons, the North Korean propagandists are pressing Japan to never forget its colonial past.  This is, in my estimation, a way of reminding the nascent/new Japanese government that in spite of whatever change of power in Japan, the colonial past remains raw and unaccounted for.  By the same token, all the same old platitudes apply for Pyongyang’s anti-Japanese tactic: … Continue reading Anti-Japanese Upswing in North Korean Media