This is an interview with Richie Quirino, musician, author of three books on jazz in the Philippines, and collaborator on the documentary “Pinoy Jazz.”
In the first part of this 2013 interview a Filipina medical doctor, psychiatrist, teacher and political activist talks about her development as a feminist. It also provides a glimpse into the history of the Philippines.
An Irish priest talks about his observations of South Korea before and after the assassination of Park Chung-hee. Ample video links are provided for a good picture of the times.
In this 2007 interview, a western banker shares his experience of arriving in South Korea the day after Park Chung-hee was shot and doing business in the police state of that time.
This is a photo essay of Gulangyu and Xiamen in Fujian Province, China as they were in 1986. It sets the scene for the stories which are told here.