DaDaoCheng area – old Taipei

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NATIONAL CKS MEMORIAL HALL

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HISTORY – YouTube

September 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Australian connection to the Chinese Nationalist Government KMT

The Australian connection to the Chinese Nationalist Government KMT.  Note: Madame CKS surname  or family name ‘Soong’ is often spelled as Song.  Married women keep their original family name in China and Taiwan.

YOU TUBE – full movie “The Soong Sisters” (1997) Published on 12 Jan 2013
The spring of 1981, Soong Ching Ling was seriously ill, missing sister in the United States far shek. Then flashback late Qing Dynasty, political corruption, widespread poverty, educated in the United States with his Charlie Soong absorb advanced knowledge in the West, together with Sun Yat-sen overthrew full force clear. Song Charlie’s three sons after serving Republican government minister and three daughters grew up in the States, upon graduation Sister Song Ailing Kung marry, despite her father’s objections to follow the Soong Ching Ling sen, Chiang Kai-shek dumping to carry out pursuit. In the Song Ailing abetted, the young girl to marry Chiang Kai-shek. Experience the Revolution, Chen’s mutiny, Sun Yat-sen died, Sun Yat-sen died in the north, Chiang Ching Party, the Japanese invasion of China, Xi’an Incident and other historical events. Song three sisters also in this turbulent political relationship between the bureau plays changed. Finally, the Soong Ching Ling also see dying sister side, unfortunately died.
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Soong sisters were educated in Georgia, USA

Soong sisters were educated in Georgia, USA

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en.wikipedia.org

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At the end are links to more similar stories on YouTube.  This one seems to be about the civil war in China.  There is a still shot of the Australian journalist WH Donald (at 5.56 approx) with Soong Mei-ling (Mrs CKS).

TAIPOWER NEWS STORY (went to air in Australia this week)

April 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

 STANDING ON SHAKY GROUND – documentary. Click below to view it.

A true Polynesian atoll with DNA links to Lanyu Is and Taiwanese aboriginal  people.

A true Polynesian atoll with DNA links to Lanyu Is and Taiwanese aboriginal people.

http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/

A 30 minute documentary covering Lanyu Island and the proposed nuclear power plant No.4

It should play in Taiwan as this is a link to the website – the national TV network by Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Video may be available for a few weeks but not much longer.

It’s worth a look.  The main point being Taiwan is unable to export nuclear waste internationally and why this is so.

JH

BIG NIGHT OUT in HD (90 second video test)

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

A chance event to view at Longshan Temple last September.

BEST NIGHT LONGSHAN TEMPLE (VIDEO)

December 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Very interesting shops in this arcade.  Snakes, seafood, novelty items and finger nail trimming etc.

Very interesting shops in this arcade. Snakes, seafood, novelty items and finger nail trimming etc.

 

Huge drums were a feature.

Huge drums were a feature.

The procession moving along an already bust street.

The procession moving along an already bust street.

TAIPEI NIGHTS (video)

June 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Quite an amazing chance encounter to see this. Part of the procession entered the famous ‘snake alley’ section of the night market, (shown at the end).  Fireworks in the street always attracts me – especially as these are no longer in most Australian states.

The restaurant that specializes in ‘just desserts’ was mentioned in an earlier blog entry.

I hope you will enjoy this HD video, my first posted.  Images were with a Sony TX-9 camera.

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