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Fool’s Mountain (愚公移山) is a collaborative effort amongst writers focused on Chinese issues. Through our blog, we publish regular English-language articles and essays for both a Western and Chinese audience. All articles represent only the opinion of the individual writer, and may not reflect the opinions and views of other contributors. All contributors write on a voluntary basis with no compensation; those who write are driven to do so by their conscience, and nothing else. We are completely unaffiliated with any government, political party, or movement. Go here to see our featured posts.

We welcome submissions and questions. We also like to invite volunteers (writers, translators, or IT professionals) to join our team. Send us an email if interested.

Our physical contact information is (please email first):

Fool’s Mountain
548 Market St. #10715
San Francisco, California 94104
(408) 728-9964

Past and current writers and contributors include:

Tang Buxi – A Chinese national educated in the United States, Buxi believes in the importance of reason and logic above all else. He has come to believe that the American and Chinese peoples have much in common, but also have much to learn from each other. As a native speaker of both putonghua and English, he hopes to help bridge the gap between these two communities. He firmly believes 志有之,言以足志,文以足言。不言谁知其志?言而无文,行而不远。 Buxi works in technology, and is married with two children.

Allen - Born in Taiwan to a native Taiwanese family, Allen has made the U.S. his home since 1980. While Allen has been raised on a completely western education and was brought up in Taiwan to loathe the communists, Allen is nevertheless fascinated by and sympathetic to the changes going on in mainland China – changes that offer the first hope of real change for a wide swath of humanity formerly stuck in poverty. Allen has the heart of a Chinese, the education of a Westerner, and deep family ties in Taiwan – and hopes his perspectives will be among one of many bridges that will need to be built between the West and China in the 21st century. Allen used to comment under the alias Karma and can be reached at karma@foolsmountain.org. Allen has greatly reduced his role on this blog since early 2010 to start a sibling blog at blog.hiddenharmonies.org.

Steve – With an American tongue and a Chinese stomach, Steve has lived in both Taiwan and China while working in the semiconductor industry, but now spends his time in sunny San Diego. Having a Hakka wife, three grown sons and a slew of relatives in Taiwan, he still gets back to Asia on a regular basis. He doesn’t see China as perfect or evil; just as a proud, wonderful, fascinating people with a glorious culture that is progressing by leaps and bounds, recently taking its place on the world stage. Straddling eastern and western culture, Steve tries to understand how they can peacefully meet somewhere in the middle.

Cheng Lingcao – A Chinese medical researcher works in a US university. Recent events made him realizing that there is a vast need to express the Chinese perspective in English (and other languages). He is married with two children. He is admin/CLC on this blog and can be reached at webmaster@foolsmountain.com.

DJ – DJ is a researcher in the IT field and is always curious in looking for the reasons behind everything. He enjoys debating and exchanging ideas with all people of all positions, except the self righteous kind that is only capable of talking truthiness (as defined by Stephen Colbert). He can be reached at DJ.Foolsmountain@gmail.com.

RD Ning – Drawing from more than a decade of personal observations and reflections at the boundary of cultural experiences, RD Ning writes occasionally under the moniker Nimrod. He can be reached at rd.ning@gmail.com.

Bianxiangbianqiao spent his life until college graduation in Beijing’s Haidian District. Trained in the United States in an experimental science, he now teaches and does research at an American university. In approaching China-related issues, he aims to balance his guts’ feeling with thoughtful information processing.

Berlin was born and brought up in China, but he is working as an educational technologist in the US. He also translates literary works as a hobby.

Raj is a Brit (he’s not Indian) with a lengthy interest in China. One of the happiest times of his life includes finding a spot on Huangshan where there weren’t any other tourists and had a chance to soak in the area’s astounding beauty and atmosphere. Raj’s main blogging interest is politics, which is probably a bad idea. He hopes that before he is too old he will see the country turn into a healthy, open democracy, which is what Chinese people deserve after a mostly miserable 20th century.

We are also very grateful to experts who offer us tech support. They include:

大猫(Damao) is a web developer in China. He is a member of WordPress 中文团队. He can be reached at DaMao.org(at)Gmail.com

MG12 is a software programmer mainly engaged in Java. As a hobby he enjoys web design and blogging, he is the author of several WordPress themes and plugins.

Yskin is a computer science professional. He has written multiple WordPress plugins.

偶爱偶家 is the author of WordPress Thread Comment Plugin.

Icyleaf (灵狼天) is the author of WS Audio Player Plugin.

Fen is a web designer and the author of Hello D theme.


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