30 Aug, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections, Taiwan
The Israeli perspective on Taiwanese culture - Haaretz visits Taiwan

Haaretz, the best Israeli newspaper, has an excellent article on Taiwan. Dror Mishani, Haaretz’s reporter, has been invited to Taiwan to explore some the Taiwanese culture and look into some of the connections between Taiwan and Israel. It’s a long fascinating article, but for the time being I’ll focus on one surprising section regarding the […]

17 Jul, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections
Just like home, but completely different : An Israeli couple in China

While the other Israeli blogs on China are disappearing, it’s nice to find new ones. Naama and Zohar left to southern China and have been writing about their lives in a new Hebrew blog translated "Just like home, but completely different". Here’s a quick translation from their introduction: When we went to study Humanities, we […]

The German version says three, but in the Hebrew version one of them got lost. The German version says the policeman asked a question, the Hebrew version he drove them away. Help me find where one Chinese man went missing to and how come the policeman turned aggressive. When I grew up, my parents loved to […]

19 Jun, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections

The Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW), established in 1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a) promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and (b) eliminating trafficking in women in Israel. We aim to build a more just, equitable and democratic society, where the human rights of all those …

7 Jun, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections, China
Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal gave a speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China

In April, I wrote about Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal’s speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China’s future" at the Hebrew University as part of the opening ceremony for the new Louis Frieberg Center for Asian Studies. Finally, the whole lecture is available online. For those who didn’t attend the event, I highly recommend listening to […]

24 May, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections
Promoting Cultural Diversity : Myths about Asians in Israel

It really is too bad. On one side you have Israelis who are interested in Asia, fantasizing about graduating their East Asia BA and heading off to meet the exotic cultures of the East, and on the other side there are the Asian students who’re studying in Israel, wanting to get to know the …

15 May, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections, China
Mao - the unknown story - Jung Chang Jon Halliday אמו הסיפור הבלתי נודע

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday came to Tel Aviv University in Israel for the launch of the Hebrew version of "Mao – the unknown story". They both gave fascinating speeches about 20th century’s China and Mao’s regime, but Jung Chang was the center of the event – capturing the crowd with her inspiring personality. I owe much […]

5 May, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections
jung chang in israel

There are alot of exciting Asian related events happening in Israel recently, and I can hardly keep up. Aside from what I’ve already covered, here are some more recent news and events related to Asia-Israel connections :  Jung Chang, the famous author of Wild Swans and "Mao – the unknown story", will visit Israel …

27 Apr, 2007 in Asia-Israel connections, China
Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal gave a speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China

Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal gave a speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China’s future" at the Hebrew University on Wednesday as part of the opening ceremony for the new Louis Frieberg Center for Asian Studies. Xinhua’s reporter in Israel reports (China Daily, People’s Daily, etc.): The political system of China, which is sufficiently flexible […]

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