Friday, July 8, 2016

The Perils of Democracy

TOKYO – It’s a dull summer month in Nihongo, and 50,000 locals march against the US occupation of Okinawa and a recent rape-murder of a Japanese woman by a US military contractor.
The Japanese protest against the US soldiers in Okinawa since I can remember, 1995. Only if we are willing to see democracy as a form of opiate of the defeated [Japan lost World War 2] do we start to see its peril: Nothing in Okinawa is going to change for Japan in a democracy. Ever! Nothing is achieved by democratic protest.
A version of this article was published in The South China Morning Post on June 5th, 2016.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

NEW Language Imperialism & The End of Translation

By Thorsten J. Pattberg, PhD

Imperialism, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, is "the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence" over another nation. Consequently, linguistic imperialism is the extension or imposition of one’s own language over another’s. Martin Luther's Bible translation is a good example, Georg Hegel's German Die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte (1830) is another; the former made the Bible German, the latter made world history German. Language imperialism is more surgical than that: It is the translation of foreign key terminologies into familiar vocabulary of one’s own language tradition in order to claim deutungshoheit, to diminish another culture’s originality, or to pretend to have full comprehension of a foreign topic by simply switching into one’s own lingua. So even if a nation is not strong enough to impose its own language over another’s, like Germany could never conquer the Chinese people, it could always try to steal important cultural property by giving it German names...

List of Contents: 
1. Language Imperialism (Essay) 
2. The End of Translation (Essay) 
3. The Revival of Confucianism (Interview) 
4. Academia, Language, and 
Imperialism in China (Interview) 
5. List of Chinese Key Terminologies (Appendix)

This essay is available both as ebook and in paperback [click on the images below]:
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Amazon.com: Language Imperialism: & The End of Translation eBook: Thorsten J. Pattberg: Kindle Store
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Language Imperialism & The End of Translation: Dr. Thorsten Pattberg: 9780984209125: Amazon.com: Books


  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: LoD Press (December 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984209123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984209125
Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi) is a German philosopher and cultural critic.
He has written and published extensively about Global language, the Competition for terminologies, and the End of translation. He discovered the Shengren as a unique, untranslatable, non-European archetype of wisdom; is the founder of Language Imperialism; and is actively promoting Eastern thought, in particular Chinese terminologies, on a global scale.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Volkers Pispers – Most Important German Cabaret Artist Alive

Volker Pispers is easily the greatest cabaret artist on this planet, although I’m not quite sure he knows this. He became a global phenomenon through Youtube, the US video-share platform. His dark humor and wit, his outrageous moments with Merkel, Obama, and Putin, all brimming with rare genius and intelligence (the moments, not…), are extremely popular with hundreds of thousands of activists in Europe and Russia:

“Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has several times made statements to the effect that we Europeans should not cultivate a superficial anti-Americanism.
But mine isn’t superficial at all.
Personally I have nothing against the US itself – it’s a beautiful country – it’s the people who live there that are the problem.” –Volker Pispers

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pattberg's "Lingualism" Manifesto Urges Nations to Compete for Terminologies

By Thorsten J. Pattberg, PhD

"Dr. Pattberg brought back the “shengren” to two billion East-Asians, and is the leader of a Confucian movement in Europe. He has published widely on Language Imperialism, the End of Translation, and the Future of Global Language. His efforts have now culminated in LINGUALISM, the bold proposal that asks nations to compete for their terminologies just like they compete for everything else in the world. This is a game-changing text: culturally significant, highly provocative, and, above all, globally relevant."

This essay is available both as ebook and in paperback [click on the images below]:
Lingualism How Nations Compete for Terminologies - Thorsten J Pattberg
LINGUALISM - How Nations Compete For Terminologies: A New Frontier in Culture Studies - Kindle edition by Thorsten J. Pattberg. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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Lingualism - How Nations Compete For Terminologies: A New Frontier in Culture Studies: Thorsten Pattberg: 9780984209156: Amazon.com: Books
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: LoD Press, New York (May 11, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984209158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984209156
Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi) is a German philosopher and cultural critic.
He has written and published extensively about Global language, the Competition for terminologies, and the End of translation. He discovered the Shengren as a unique, untranslatable, non-European archetype of wisdom; is the founder of Language Imperialism; and is actively promoting Eastern thought, in particular Chinese terminologies, on a global scale.

Pattberg's Diary of a Mad Imperialist, With an Essay on the Spirit of the German People

By Thorsten J. Pattberg, PhD

"GERMAN culture is unique, not universal. Certain characteristics explain why Germany became what it became, and did onto others what it had to. Ever since their discovery of China, German missionaries and philosophers had feverishly tried to convert the Chinese to Christianity and the Greco-Hellenic ways. That included a form of brutal ‘language imperialism' by which all important Chinese key terminologies were translated into biblical and philosophical words and categories. The result, to this day, is a German ‘Chinabild’ [China image] that is virtually Chinese-free."

This work, comprising two incredible pieces on the Germans in China, and one exclusive interview, is available both as ebook and in paperback [click on the images below]:
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Diary of a Mad Imperialist - With an Essay on the Spirit of the German People: Dr. Thorsten Pattberg: 9780984209149: Amazon.com: Books
  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: LoD Press, New York (December 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098420914X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984209149
Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi) is a German philosopher and cultural critic.
He has written and published extensively about Global language, the Competition for terminologies, and the End of translation. He discovered the Shengren as a unique, untranslatable, non-European archetype of wisdom; is the founder of Language Imperialism; and is actively promoting Eastern thought, in particular Chinese terminologies, on a global scale.

The Good Chinese is a Westernized Chinese (Guardian Enemy Propaganda)

@tengbiao, @guardian, @tomphillips, @Edpilkington, Parading a Chinese, defector, quasi-Jewish survivor, 2016 Hitler-China
LONDON – The Guardian newspaper is infamous for its generous pro-USA, anti-China propaganda budget: Constant enemy propaganda, build-in-Hitler/maintain-Cold-War mentalityand defectors paraded as heroes:
“Cohen likened the influx of intellectuals […]  to previous waves of refugee scholars who fled the Nazis during the 1930s and 40s, and China following the Tiananmen crackdown.” —The Guardian
[...]

China Experts and the Media Concert

Friday, May 20, 2016

There is NO world conspiracy against the USA! People genuinely hate US hypocrisy and foreign policy


So ashamed of Yahoo! News and Associate Press (AP). The USA is desperate to launch this brutal campaign against international dissent.
There is no world conspiracy against the USA!
It’s real people, hundreds of millions of them, billions even, that are completely frustrated with US foreign policy of state terror, mass surveillance, lies of the mass media, and enemy propaganda.
The Art of Barbarity

So, our conniving American masters of the universe and the colluded Western press slander half of those commentators as “50-cent army” and “paid by the Chinese government?” Only as a justification, of course, for the Western media to censor tens of millions of so-called anti-Western comments in their comment sections!
The USA are no better than China. In fact, at least China is honest about censorship. But the West, the West is a gossip and a cunt.
Enemy Propaganda

I’m not gonna lie to you. Censorship in China is bad. But it cannot hold the candle to censorship in the West. Of course you cannot see what’s censored, Tinkerbell. That’s because it’s censored. As the historian Howard Zinn once remarked: “If something is omitted from history, you have no way of knowing it is omitted.”
US launches China conspiracy theory
Russia troll armyFiendish governments are behind this: If somebody posts a negative comment under a Western propaganda article, that’s because those commentators are paid by the enemy to do it! [Images above: Western News spread conspiracy theories about China’s “50 Cent Army” and Russia’s “Troll Army’]

Thursday, May 19, 2016

China to Taiwan: Here's Not Missing a Single Stroke of the Nation

BEIJING - Very funny. The island of Taiwan today, May 20th, inaugurated its first female president who is also a fierce pro-independence fighter backed, need we say this, by the entire Anglo-Saxon Western media. The Chinese government, in response, limited the reporting on the event. Instead, it spread THE LOVE...
青春不只有叛逆,还有家人的守候。早安,我依然爱你!今天,5.20[心]
Not only rebellious youth, as well as family members waiting. Good morning, I still love you! Today, 5.20 [heart]
Not missing a single stroke
China Taiwan today 5_20 although youve been naughty i still love you
"Not missing a single stroke." [Taiwan here is used as the final stroke (or finishing dot) in the Chinese character for "Nation"] Source: Xiao Tian Lastye, via the Central Government Youth League
Image source:
http://www.weibo.com/3937348351/DwmDC5Vzz?type=comment#_rnd1463718635262
共青团中央 / The Central Government Youth League

UPSET WHEN CENSORED BY THE WESTERN PRESS? YOU'RE NOT ALONE

Western capital media are now massively censoring their comment sections. Remember, it's only freedom of expression if they do it. They won't call it "censorship" though. They call it moderation. Moderation is the future...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Economist's Enemy Propaganda Against China is Out of Control, Shameless

LONDON – The British propaganda racket The Economist is at it again: Enemy propaganda against China. Xi Jinping. The leader of our worst enemy, China. He must be shoehorned into the next Mao. He cracks down on corruption. Very bad for Western corporations doing business in China. “Dictator”, this label, must stick with Western audiences at all costs. Repeat it. Again. Non-stop. Xi is the next Mao. Xi and Mao...
http://www.east-west-dichotomy.com/the-economist-sells-xi-jinping-as-chinas-next-mao/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

To Chomsky: Europe doesn't "lack courage" to confront US; she is broken and incompetent! That's what she is!

Europe does not only NOT confront US dominance, it supports it. Chomsky doesn't understand the desperate situation. He is not European. If you are German and you dare to speak out against the USA, you are dead meat. Job gone. Reputation gone. Family at risk. Erased from the records. The media will suppress the story anyway. The Germans after WW2 were completely domesticated, their strongest men killed, their brightest elites wooed, their women raped or seduced (1 million became US brides), and the country stripped off all its resources and intellectual properties. Their entertainment industry is now American, their music, their history books, and their Internet: controlled by US companies. The military is under US command, including A-bombs. Because Germany is a broken man, Europe is useless. The US can sabotage Germany, so that Europe cannot function, any given time. Germany CANNOT be independent and sovereign even if she wanted too. It would mean resistance and revolt and violence against the USA. And we all know how quickly the US media builds up a new Hitler should time come to test. Just saying.

News > World

Chomsky: Europe Lacks Courage to Confront US Imperial Power


The United States has kept Europe from becoming a major independent power since the end of the Second World War as European leaders continue to show “cowardice” in the face of Washington’s “imperial power,” renowned political and linguistics scholar Noam Chomsky told independent media outlet acTVism Munich. [...]

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Euro-Tao: Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg


The Euro-Tao: Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg

Contents
Trickle Trickle Euro-Tao
Tao Trademarks, Tao Brands, Tao Idols
Academic Taoism
The Competition for (Tao) Terminologies
Translation is Tao Power
Everyone’s a “China Expert”
Tao Goes America
Tao Feminism & Political Correctness
The Tao of… Everything™
Yin Yang Proto-Science
Taoist Kitsch
Thoughtful People Quote Taoism
Star Wars Taoism

The Way forward for Taoism in Europe
Paperback: 56 pages Publisher: LoD Press, New York (May 11, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0984209174 ISBN-13: 978-0984209170 Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.1 x 8 inches
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tao Goes America - Book Chapter - The EURO-TAO

"After the implosion of the British Empire (which is now reduced, so the cynics say, to the Greater City of London), the United States of America took the place as the benevolent global hegemon, and are now the prime destination for scholars in East Asian Studies. This, by extension benefits cultural Britain and the entire Anglophone commonwealth: They are born in the “correct” language." [...]
http://www.east-west-dichotomy.com/the-euro-tao-tao-goes-america/

Monday, May 9, 2016

CHINAMAN


While America’s discussing the role of Asian-Americans in Hollywood, there comes along a Chinese Superman…
SHANGHAI – A “Chinese Superman” was announced. By Americans. By DC, the US brand behind the “Superman” franchise. If well-campaigned and aggressively promoted, a market of a hundred million potential zainans (Chinese nerds) awaits! In theory.
The new superman or “chaoren” (super-person) will be living in Shanghai. He is going to be a 17-years old teenager. His preliminary name is Kenang Kong. It is unclear whether the young Kong will project Chinese values onto the world or simply spread Americanism in China. “Kenang Kong” is already westernized: Normally, in East-Asia, the surnames precedes the name: So it actually says Kong Kenang in China. Which sounds total boss, no?
[...]

Sunday, May 8, 2016

裴德思 (Thorsten Pattberg)词汇战争


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裴德思 (Thorsten Pattberg) 中国日报翻译歪曲现实


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裴德思 (Thorsten Pattberg)北京大学世界伦理中心研究人员


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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 德国人 北京大学研究人员 比较文学


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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 (裴德思)西方不要中国文化中的圣人


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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 (裴德思)和诺姆·乔姆斯基 哈佛大学2010

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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 德国思想家和作家


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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 (裴德思)东西方的二分法2013 外文出版社


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托尔斯滕·帕特贝格 (裴德思) 北京大学高等人文研究院研究人员


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北大大战清华_裴德思——东西二分法


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Thorsten Pattberg (裴德思)and Karl Schlecht (习理德)at World Ethics Institute Beijing (WEIB)


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