Time is a poetic terrorist

I’ve been blogging for a while now. At least 6 years I would say. The tumblr version of this blog started a bit later than my primary blog, The Antediluvian Current. I stuck with a style on there and I have kept it ever since. I think my approach to modernity has definitely inspired some…

China’s Alexandria

I can’t really give a first impression of Shanghai. Not because of things mentioned in the previous post, but because of the fact that many ambivalent and wildly contrasting emotions hit me when I finally ventured into this urban maze housing over 25 million souls. I can’t really make too much sense of what befell…

Hideyoshi’s ghost and the Yankee shogun

The East Asian sphere has a history like no other part of the globe possesses. Seemingly peripheral, it has known all possible influences from all possible corners of the world and, in a strange way, retained a distinct set of identities despite it all. From Taiwan to Korea and Japan, like rocks in the sea,…

Dawn

Busan was the launch pad for Japan’s invasion of Korea during the Imjin War in the late 16th century. The battles in and around the area were successes on the Japanese side, but they met some brutally loyal resistance against its powerful charge. Eventually, Japan failed in taking the peninsula. A history I will return to…