What would happen if China opened up trade during Qing Dynasty and modernized early?

Would entirely change China’s history. If Qing emperors weren’t so close minded and xenophobic and actually opened up their country to trade circa 1700s, everything would change. First of all, China would be the first to industrialize in Asia, not Japan. If Japan did not industrialize first, it would have lost to China and the Sino-Japanese Wars […]

Are South Koreans arrogant and superficial as they say to be?

No, not in general. I find Koreans to be actually quite humble about themselves and perhaps insecure as well. You gotta understand Korea is a very Confucian country and has a strict hierarchy. As a general rule you cannot show arrogance to your boss or higher ups, it’s not tolerated. You must show humility. Most Koreans live cookie cutter lives where […]

What’s your opinion about South Korea?

A great country for social conservatives, for men, young people and a great country for nightlife. For liberals/feminists/vegans, workers and for women – not so much. They work really hard, they study really hard and they play really hard. They probably work amongst the most hours in the OECD and they also drink probably the […]