Jan 14

Here is a new book to recommend http://www.routledge.com/books/Was-Mao-Really-a-Monster-isbn9780415493307:

“About the Book

Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the popular press and rocketed to the top of the worldwide bestseller list. Few works on China by writers in the West have achieved its impact. Continue reading »

Jan 14


☆ 本書由英國史學權威Gregor Benton(班國瑞)教授主編,所有評論均出自專門研究中國共產黨歷史方面的國際知名專家。
☆ 本書的評論,各自不同的角度,都在長期積累、嚴謹細緻的史料鑒別基礎上寫出,對尋求有關的歷史真實做出重要貢獻。
☆ 本書的各中國問題專家對《毛》書寫作方法和結論感到震驚,提出異議,進行辯論。
Gregor Benton(班國瑞)

前言 / Gregor Benton

Jan 14

Taiwan’s Alternative Music Scene

Written by: Steve | Filed under:culture, General, media, music, politics, video | 23 Comments » newest 2009-12-16 14:45:40


We covered China’s  underground music scene in a previous thread and with the new year approaching, I wanted to introduce some alternative artists from Taiwan.  I’m sure everyone already knows the most popular Mando-pop stars, so here are a few that are a little less known. Most of these musicians either made their debuts or saw an upsurge in their popularity over the course of 2008. An article I read recently in the Taipei Times was the initial catalyst in my search for finding newer artists.

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