Welcome to Turning East.
This website features oral histories–that is, recorded interviews which were edited to be read but also to retain the language of the individual storyteller, whose name was often changed to preserve her or his privacy. I started collecting these stories after I arrived in China in 1984. All are set in China, Korea, Japan or the Philippines and center on different focus on different topics: religion, commerce, education, home life, economics, politics, health care and life on the road. Occasionally I include a story of my own. There are now 112, indexed on the next page. (Please check out the index by clicking at the upper right. If an item looks interesting, check the publication date, then click that date in the archives).
I’m posting every two weeks, so please visit regularly for new stories or register so announcements of new posts will automatically be sent to your email account. Click on any of the pictures for a better view. Please leave comments on the website.
You can contact me at duss...@yahoo.com. Please do not use any of the content without permission.