IMAGES and THUMBNAILS (in no particular order) used on East-West-Dichotomy.com during the year 2014:
See Daniel A. Bell’s latest book which he co-authored at Princeton-China Press.
Daniel A Bell
Renmin University of China, also called People’s University of China, is an elite university located in the northwest of Beijing, close to Peking University and Tsinghua University.
Translation is a shameful secret. When it becomes a nation state’s strategy, it turns into ruthless theft of cultural property. –T Pattberg
Harvard University is a much better mid- or late career choice. (T. Pattberg)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Confucius – Is He Back? (Credit: Jay P. Lee/Flickr.com)
Thorsten J. Pattberg, Peking University
Pattberg with William McBride, president of FISP in Beijing, 2013
Friedrich Nietzsche, the great European mustache, philosopher and nihilist.
A Call for more Diversity: Liberating the World’s Vocabularies
Der Konfuzius aus Bockum-Hövel
Xue Yifan, 2014
Pattberg: Germans in China (Diary of a Mad Imperialist) – via Big Think
Peking University Campus, 2014
Helmut Schmidt, July 6, 2010 (c) Holger Jungnickel; source: neoCine/Flickr.com
BRICS Business Magazine No. 5/2014
Entire branches of humanity are disowned of their intellectual genius this way, yet historians still don’t want to talk about it. –T Pattberg
Chen Guangbiao – A Chinese Riddler
No archaeologist would dare to falsify or displace a fossil finding, or obscure its existence, just because it threatens his prerogative. But in the humanities this is the rule. –T Pattberg
St. Ignatius Cathedral, Shanghai – Christianity has conquered China linguistically: Confucius, Mengzi, Laozi are often referred to as ‘Saints’, a biblical concept. As a rule, Chinese concepts are frequently replaced by European (biblical or philosophical taxonomies).
Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi), Peking University, 2013
Xue Yifan, the now famous Graduation ‘Group Photo’, Peking University
Pattberg: ‘Shengren’ (2011)
A two-and-a-half-year-old female Tiger; picture source: Smithsonianscience.org
Even today China, India, Iran (former Persia) and Japan, are expected to award “PhD degrees” – doctors of philosophy – even if what their people studied had nothing to do with it. –T Pattberg