Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Writing Up a Storm

Angry Chinese Blogger posts on a book entitled "An Introduction to China," which was written by a Taiwanese author and paints a vile picture of China.
Taiwanese nationalists have been actively seeking to raise nationalist feelings in Japan and to increase support for Japan's discredited nationalist minority, based on the principle that, the more Japan turns to nationalism the more it will turn against Mainland China, and the more that it turns against Mainland China, the easier it will be for them to recruit Tokyo as an ally in Taipei's cold war against Beijing.

How bad of a picture of China, you might ask.
Throughout its pages, "An Introduction" variously describes China as being a nation whose economy is fueled by prostitution and whose people are fixated with cannibalism and the fabrication of their own history. It plays down Japanese war crimes against China, and even goes so far as to suggest that Japan was the victim of Chinese aggression during the Sino-Japanese war, rather than the other way round.

I'm not a big fan of ACB's use of "Chinese Taiwan" throughout the post (That is even worse than "Chinese Taipei"), but otherwise it is quite an interesting read.