Enter the Forest of Memories
Know your Past, Shape your Future
An article on the violent history of the Hakka and the Punti. It will survey some topics regarding Hakka identity and Punti identiy. The second part of this article will delve into the minutiae of the war.
Xinjiang has over the past few years frequently reached the headlines as China is questioned over the treatment of its inhabitants and China’s legitimacy over the area. While this article shall not directly discuss those highly controversial and politicised topics, I do hope that my attempt to survey the history of Xinjiang will give theContinue reading “The Conquest of Xinjiang”
The date was May 27, 1887 when 34 Chinese miners were murdered, stripped naked, hacked to pieces and then thrown into the Snake River in Oregon. It was the worst massacre of Chinese in the history of the American West and the murderers got off unpunished. Today, 133 years later, we remember this atrocity.
Some things that shouldn’t be forgotten have been forgotten. We owe it to those who came before us to have their struggles and pain remembered. The mistakes they made can be seen as guidebook for the future.
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.George Santayana