Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
A friend invited me to attend a lecture tonight at Stanford. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into but looked forward to the time with my friend.
As it turns out it was a lecture by a professional debater who was also a theist. His topic was five argument for why there is a God and three reasons on why it matters.
The topic was interesting and I must admit that I one point I wanted to hold up a sign with the word “Huh!?” on it.
The question was in regard to quantum physics and how a theist might reconcile the differences of opinion.
But all that is not relevant to this blog. The point I want to make is that the audience was predominantly Asian! …Chinese and Indian mostly. I can usually but NOT always tell Chinese from Japanese from Korean.
What I realized is that the Chinese are learning more than Business, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and such from Stanford.
There are people here trying to impact them philosophically and spiritually as well. And what they learn about those topics, God, faith and such, they will take back to China as well.
What do you think about that?
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.
In the past, Chinese people came to the States, visiting, working, or studying, and they’d try everything they can to stay. Now things are changing: more and more Chinese go back to their country after a short stay, say 2 to 5 years. As a matter of fact, the number of people are so large that they become a new social class called Hai Gui, meaning “folks back from overseas”. They bring high tech, management skills, new concept, even American life styles to their country, and this group of people is having a huge impact on the Chinese business and culture.
These comments are very interesting. I wonder do you have friends who have returned to China? Could I exchange emails with them? I’d like to know of their experience firsthand, if I may.
Bill, you have an interesting blog. Don’t you think the Chinese are old hands at this empire game? Older even than the British 🙂 They have lots of people, lots of willpower and lots and lots of knowledge. I think their power and reach will grow exponentially and become more apparent a lot sooner than anyone thinks.
Not only do they have people, willpower and knowledge…they have the experience of time and with that patience. Their country has endured for 5000 years…the rest of are young’uns.
Time will tell where/how this will all turn out.
Thanks for visiting.