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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 […]

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 […]

Terug THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part Three Rijks = Realm’s (including the northern cities represented here)

Terug   THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part Four The Asian Pavilion A rather strange element, this pavilion, as it hasn’t anything to do with The Netherlands. Therefore, it is fitting that the Asian collection […]

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 […]