Author Archives: Ian Ladd

Ethnic Koreans in China: A Story About a Tense Dinner

Modern migrations from the Korean peninsula to the Manchurian province of China have occurred during three periods, each period of which is marked by a particular geopolitical reason for migration. In the mid-1800’s, the farmers in the northern parts of the Korean peninsula migrated north as a way to escape the droughts afflicting the region. […]

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Donauwalzer-Johann Strauss II

ianladd_donauwalzer Johann Strauss II – “By the Beautiful Blue Danube”   When one thinks of Austria, a choice few images come to mind. The gorgeous green alps presented in “The Sound of Music”. The extravagantly titled Habsburgs, whose dynasty was one of great European powers and whose empire served as the bulwark between East and […]

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