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Joost Overhoff (1955) began writing for a Dutch newspaper during his studies of Chinese Language and Modern Chinese History at the Beijing Languages Institute and the University of Beijing. After his law studies at the University of Amsterdam, he continued […]
Is it possible we’ll miss That Man, one day?
It happened only recently. Suddenly, a book title reappeared in my head. Like an archaeological artifact, after a long time coming to the surface, there it was: ‘The walls came tumbling down’.
Details from Paradise La Volpe – The Fox There she was, in a box. I was flabbergasted. We knew her, alright, her family at least. Even though you rarely saw her, you knew she was out there, somewhere. So, her […]
CAPITOL OFFENSE Notes from overseas The storming of the Capitol was ‘nine-elevenish’, in the sense that, even though it happened far away, I couldn’t stop watching. Some thoughts and observations, during and after this event: * Fake news can cause […]
The view from the other side of the Atlantic:
Terug Blog 174. Us Only recently a bunch of planets has been discovered where life may exist. Exciting! On the other hand it is somewhat disturbing as well. As long as you know no one can see you, like at […]
Terug Film review THE RED TURTLE An animation film by Michael Dudok de Wit When going to see a film one’s own feelings tend to ‘get in the way’, as you are always accompanied by yourself. Although those ‘own feelings’ […]
Back THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part One Introduction A Dutchman, I once found myself in a tour bus filled with Chinese tourists, right in the heart of Amsterdam. The Chinese tour guide translated […]