2018 - 1st Quarter

In Search of an Author: Taiwan's Great Epic

Monday February 5

Life is fragile, short and often, as stated in the Book of Ecclesiastes, "a vanity of vanities." Yet throughout the ages, writers around the world have composed majestic epics that capture and interpret the depths of human experience. A few examples are: the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, the Indian Mahabharata and Ramayana, the Greek Iliad and Odyssey, the Roman Aeniad, and John Milton's Paradise Lost. ...

World Conflict, Peace and Taiwan

Saturday January 20

In what direction is the geo-political world headed and what place does Taiwan have in it? What future conflicts might be on the horizon? To understand this and related issues one has to step back a couple of decades and look at paradigmatic framing and development. ...