Image Gallery 2015 IMAGES and THUMBNAILS (in no particular order) used on East-West-Dichotomy.com during the year 2015: A matter of taste: Underage girls in school uniform posing in front of tanks (it’s a popular franchise aptly named ‘Tanks and Girls’) Corruption in China: Meditations on Salary, Mistresses, Confucianism, and Chinese Academia (03/2015) China’s Ai Weiwei feels entitled to abuse Christmas and the LEGO brand for his personal branding, and to get the greatest possible attention of the Western media. We believe that ‘LEGO politics’ is off-the-mark. Activist and dissidents, Leave the toys alone. Western terms are common sight in Japan; Japan must promote more key terms to the West; Image credits: Tikal Pattberg: Western Media Obsessed with Joshua and Exodus in China [CLICK TO VIDEO] Japan launched ‘COOL Japan’ campaign in order to promote its culture, with little succes; BETTER APPROACH: better to promote Japanese key terminologies; Image credits: Tikal Thorsten Pattberg (裴德思) with Liu Fangfei (刘芳菲) 裴德思（Thorsten Pattberg，北京大學哲學博士）是德國作家、文化評論員，著有《東風與西風》（The East-West Dichotomy）一書。 War on the War on English – Zero Translation – Pattberg Dexter Roberts Bloomberg – China Reporter The US president meeting Chinese students at Tsinghua University Pattberg: Western Media Obsessed with Joshua and Exodus in China Visiting Beijing Sihai Confucius Academy (from left to right:) Pei Songxian, Feng Zhe, Thorsten Pattberg A poster with Putin winking and the symbol of Russia (like the American Eagle), winking. Caption I think says, I am a friend of Putin; (c) Eric Arnow DIE ZEIT staged a gigantic anti-China campaign with its China correspondent Angela Kockritz being the story herself: How she had to flee evil China. This story is one of the most bizarre media frauds ever to be conceived. When she didn’t get the global attention DIE ZEIT craved for, she was back in China in no time of course. DIE ZEIT (TIMES) massive CENSORSHIP of its articles’ comments sections is legendary. It’s a truly dehumanizing experience. Newly weds with the bridesmaid, on their honey moon is scenic Sevastopol; (c) Eric Arnow Carly Fiorina – Why Much of the American Political Class Belong To The Dinosaurs Just like in the Popcorn movies: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Pattberg on Tourism Buying influence: ‘First Prize’ for like-minded journalists Language Imperialism & The End of Translation (2015) Thor Tukoll on Bribery in China (Video) The Picture of Dorian Gray Vs. The Mattress of Emma Sulkowicz In this article of DIE ZEIT (TIMES), the journalist calls 10,000 protesters “A folk festival of racism”. Just like that. He knows that the 10,000 will never be given a platform to say anything back to him. To him, they are 10,000 cockroaches -extremists, racists, far-right wing Nazis and low-life. (Do you see the women and elderly in the photo?) Rajiv Malhotra “I won’t be long” scene from Full Metal Jacket (1987); the Western male dominance vs Asian female submission dichotomy reoccurs in literature, film, and academia Press Soldiers at The New York Times. Chris Buckley is one of the meanest propagandist in China. In this pictures, he wants to see a Hitler salute to impress the German leader. (Source: his Twitter account) The Great Tokyo Air Raid and the Bombing of Civilians in World War II; Image source: The Asia-Pacific Journal, Focus Japan Big Think’s Jason Gots has a big idea: He will censor your ideas if he doesnt like them The Mattress of Emma Sulkowicz – How Far Will She Go Next? Feminism extreme: Video games critic suggests US bombed Japan but failed to install feminism Image source: NateTalksToYou “By American standards, Japan is quite backwards.” ‘Are video games sexist and racist? Or is Japan?’ –J.J.McCullough/Youtube Kawaii Culture in Tokyo Akihabara; Image credits: Tikal Image credit: CRUSADERS PRAYING, by Albert Gato UNIQLO Chinese T-Shirts (in white) New York Times uses elevator horror to shame Chinese government (Javier C Hernandez) What’s MERICS doing to independent scholarship and journalism? (F. Goya’s ‘Saturn Devours one of his children’) A Super Religion in the 21st Century Ugly Western media campaign against toymaker LEGO reminds of the rise of National Socialism in 20th Century Europe: If you don’t join our political agenda and the mass media line, that must be because you are a traitor to our cause and a collaborator of a foreign government. Poster, 70 year anniversary of Victory; (c) Eric Arnow Confucianism in Japan: Tracing Shibusawa Eiichi’s Obsession with The Analects of Confucius, July 2015 The media tyranny vs The people: German media cracks down on dissidents and critical voices – brushes them off as new Nazis and right-wingers Noam Chomsky In – Thor Pattberg out: NY Times and NY Big Think crush down on foreign “incorrect views” ed Paul Nungesser Vs. Emma Sulkowicz – Die Wahrheit hat nichts damit zu tun Ursula Gauthier justifies terrorist attacks by Uighur Muslims in Beijing, Baicheng, and elsewhere because the terrorists are so oppressed. Terrorists all over the world will be delighted to hear that the Foreign Correspondence Club in Beijing fully supports her. Stand: 01 Oct 2015 The US-Anglophone media hegemony as role model: “Press Soldiers” are dispatched to foreign nations like China in order to disrupt, distort, and demonize their governments. Victimhood fallacy is a the core of most pseudosciences and religious charlatanry: I am the son of God, and the king of the Jews, and because I was crucified that makes me ‘right’. Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz’s Sex Video/ Rape Porn/ Art Project 2015 Christian Harbulot, French Expert on Economic Warfare: US is a War Machine A group of little girls on parade on Youth day, a National holiday, May 19th; (c) Eric Arnow Manga (comic) art is big in Japan, and marketed to adults mainly. Women are universally depicted as child-like and ‘kawaii’ (cute) MERICS – How political ‘think tanks’ pose as ‘China Studies’ and curry favors with journalists “I’m so horny” infamous Asian prostitute scene in Full Metal Jacket (1987); Asian plaything stereotypes are perpetuated by historical narrative, in literature, and in Western cinema Ai Weiwei gets mad at LEGO for not providing LEGO bricks to his Christmas PR art project. If you don’t provide the LEGO for my political art, that is “censorship”. Shame on you, LEGO. You must be a Chinese government collaborator. Young maid waiting for customers. In ‘cuddle cafes’, salary men pay for “cuddling” with young maids (no sex, just intimacy) The Book Of Exodus Noam Chomsky and George Yance drop bomb on US racism The iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square (c) Eric Arnow Daniel A Bell submits to NY Times Orwellian Rules of Writing , Teaching ‘Western Values’ in China A common theme: The ‘Lying Press’ – The public rises up against massive (state and corporate) media propaganda, lies, and deception. The mass media demonizes all resistance movements, and condones hit pieces aimed at their leaders. Officially, Germany has no dissidents. In the underground, there is a war on the corrupt media. Shibusawa Eiichi’s writings on Confucianism Professor Norbert Frei and journalist Matthias Nass want dissidents and critics censored and prosecuted, and opposition leaders blackmailed and coerced into compliance, or else… German media DIE ZEIT falsely propagates on Aug 15 that explosion in Binhai let China to “evacuate Tianjin“ (Image source: Google maps; distance between port and Tianjin city center about 40 km.) Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong (C) AFP PHOTO / ALEX OGLE Emmas Sulkowicz Transforms her Life into a Work of Art: Resemblances to Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray? Loser Laowai films people in Shanghai’s metro / Youtube Dorian Gray – Before, and After Incompetent DIE ZEIT report reads: China evacuates Tianjin after more explosions. Hilarious! Lionel Blair & Nancy Kwan – ‘The World of Suzie Wong’ (1960) White American man falls in love with Asian prostitute Diary of a Mad Imperialist (2014) There’s no way Keven Rudd is 1.79 m tall Michael “the Knife” Forsythe (NYT), ready to take down the Chinese government Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times: Big Think posts on Facebook: “Language is Power”. Article later censored, profile taken down Uniqlo Chinese Sex Tape a marketing ploy? Fat chance! G7 leaders gang-up China must obey “international laws”, or else… Russia and the West hold different views on World History (Part 2) – by Eric Arnow China’s left-behind generation – Pity the children; Economist, Oct 17th 2015 Maybe, but Gordon Brown (1.8 m) is clearly taller than Kevin Rudd Strange collectibles for ‘otakus’ (geeks) in toy shops in Nakano, Tokyo. If you don’t sponsor me, that’s “oppression” – Ai Weiwei bullies LEGO into his political activism Crazy ‘Hit piece’ Big Brother? Big Think in New York crushes down on ‘incorrect’ foreign views Sitting the Chinese national entrance exam; Image source: changshahua.com Angela Merkel is 1.65 m tall. Kevin Rudd looks more like 1.75 m than his “official” 1.79 m, next to her. Western Press Soldiers in China: Bringing down the Chinese government? Young women sitting at Harajuka Station, Central Tokyo Altes Propaganda Poster “Der ist schuld”. Hier abgeändert mit: Samy Amimour, one of the French terrorists who was a member of ISIS. France asked Germany to join the fight and “eradicate” the Islamic warriors. Well yes, but what will US press soldiers and the Washington thought police say? From: Youtube – Loser Laowai, A black man’s experience in the Middle Kingdom Fanart ‘Loser Laowai in China’, by Mya 2015 Bazon Brock Mass media can’t get enough of ‘Sexism in Japan’ – The Japan Times (Incorp. The New York Times) Very open society: Japanese manga (comic) eroticism is a much thought-after tourist attraction in Akihabara – Electronic town district, Tokyo Pattberg: “For men and women of letters, racism seems but a trifle compared to the ongoing prejudices against foreign words.” Western radical feminists HATE Japan for this: depicting women as cute little playthings. Incompetent DIE ZEIT report reads ‘China: Police evacuates Tianjin… – Fake news. (Image source: cached version of the article. The original has been removed by DIE ZEIT.) Escort services, hostess clubs, massage parlors, and mistress culture abundant in Tokyo Angela Koeckritz and DIE ZEIT throw China tantrum: We are so oppressed “Joshua” Wong: Biblical Leader, Made in the West “…I did not have your email address nor any way of contacting you” –said the censoring body. Really?! Dishonest…or blind.