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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 »

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 »

WORLD WAR ONE: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KAISER WILHELM II?

  Famous naturalist William Beebe had bitter remembrances of World War One: “After creeping through slime-filled holes beneath the shrieking of swift metal, after splashing one’s plane through companionable clouds three miles above the little jagged, hero filled ditches, and dodging other sudden-born clouds of nauseous fumes and blasting heart of steel; after these, one  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 »