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HOW TO MURDER A CHINESE EMPEROR

There is a secret in this picture I took last year outside the Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Inside that building, all the doors and windows are blocked by an inside wall so the occupant, the Emperor of China, could not escape. In the year 1898, the Emperor was a prisoner in his own house.      Continue Reading »

A LAST MINUTE DECISION THAT MADE AMELIA EARHART FAMOUS

On March 22, 1927, Charles Lindberg became the first man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic from the United States to Europe. He was an instant national hero. While there were many pioneering woman pilots at the time, most people seemed to believe that aviation was a man’s profession.     Amy Phipps Guest disagreed.  Continue Reading »

IS SOMBATH SOMPHONE DEAD OR HAS HE JUST BEEN KIDNAPPED?

Hillary Clinton wants to know what happened to Sombath Somphone. She sent out a formal inquiry a few years ago, when she was Secretary of State. John Kerry wants to know. He made a formal request for information two years ago. And to this day, there is silence about Somphone’s health and whereabouts. So, who is  Continue Reading »

FOOT BINDING CRIPPLED CHINESE WOMEN

  The brutal treatment of Chinese women by foot binding completely shocked Yvette Borup Andrews. She was accompanying her husband, Roy Chapman Andrews to China in 1916 on a collecting expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. Confucianism ruled the country on the principal: “Man is the representative of heaven and is supreme over  Continue Reading »