The Gloves Are Off: An Interactive Map of the Legation Quarter about the Boxer Rebellion

Did the Boxers deserve a bad rap? No matter how patriotic their intentions, The Boxers were unjustified in starting the Boxer Rebellion and their actions during the war were also morally wrong, for a number of reasons. Firstly, the Boxers’ reasons for beginning the war were misguided. They mistakenly connected the droughts and economic hardship […]

Honor Thy Mother

Vivian Wu portrays the shunned mother in the film adaptation of “Joy Luck Club” Is a mother who left her family to become a concubine worthy of redemption? In Joy Luck Club, a novel by the Chinese American author Amy Tan, An Mei Hsu’s mother became the third wife of a wealthy man after the death of […]