Die Lehre vom Unterschied - Rollenspieler erschaffen gefährliche Parallelwelt!

July 1, 2019

Kurzmeinung: Eine Gesellschaftskritik (Leistungsgesellschaft) in Form eines Thrillers/Rollenspiels. Sehr gelungen! Rollenspieler erschaffen eine gefährliche Parallelwelt! Eine Gesellschaftskritik (Leistungsgesellschaft) in Form eines Thrillers/Rollenspiels. Die “Heldentruppe” verliert dann auch sehr schnell den Sinn für die Realität und ist […]

Die Lehre vom Unterschied - Zwischen Krimi und Fantasy!

July 1, 2019

Kurzmeinung: Klasse Idee, mit den Ungeheuern im Staat! Super gelungen! Ein tolles Buch zwischen Krimi und Fantasy! Mensch, Thorsten! Super-ober-mega-klasse! Ich bin so aufgeregt auf dein Buch! Habe den Auszug mit dem Meinungssammler gelesen. Das ist […]

Why the East-West Dichotomy betters Breitbart

November 9, 2017

Breitbart.com looks like the toilet paper used at East-West-Dichotomy.com Andrew Breitbart’s aims, if I recall correctly, were otherworldly noble: to “expose” the enemy of humanity-within: the tyranny of the Left, the so-called globalists with their […]

A Song of Spring and Winter

February 10, 2017

BEIJING – Even the most ambitious leaders can hardly match the talk of a Fire Rooster. It is often overlooked that the twelve zodiac animals also rotate in five mythical outfits: earth, metal, wood, water, and fire. […]

DeTao Masters Academy: The Euro-Tao

February 2, 2017

Introduction: My Chinese name is 裴德思 (Pei Desi). I am a philosopher and cultural critic. My “philosophy” seems bold but it is rather practical: I have argued strongly for more Chinese loanwords to the English language. […]

Taoism in the pool (feat. the Power of Honghuang)

August 11, 2016

WHAT have ancient Taoism and the internet got to do with women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games? Everything! “Really, was I that fast?” said Fu Yuanhui about her seemingly effortless performance in the pool. […]

The Euro-Tao: Taoist Kitsch

May 31, 2016

Quite a few layman Taoist organizations have formed in Europe. Examples are the ‘Taoist Tai Chi Gesellschaft Deutschland e.V.‘ in Germany, the ‘British Daoist Association‘, or the ‘Daoist Association of France’, the ‘Chiesa Taoista d’Italia’, […]

Yin Yang Proto-Science

May 22, 2016

Needless to say, just like any market place of ideas, competitors will vie for influence. It’s their ulterior motive. Only the strong survive, not the best ideas, not the truth, and certainly not those movements […]


May 12, 2016

Stepping out of the highly elitist and inflexible world of professional sinology, observers will find a Taoist world that looks much more vibrant and diverse, but also increasingly deregulated and unpredictable. We are talking, of […]

The EURO-TAO: Tao Feminism & Political Correctness

May 12, 2016

This atmosphere of systematic cultural censorship and sinophobia in Europe makes it often difficult for pro-China voices to speak their mind, let alone talk Taoism. In the West, there is a constant propaganda about the […]

The EURO-TAO: Tao Goes America

May 11, 2016

After the implosion of the British Empire (which is now reduced, so the cynics say, to the Greater City of London), the United States of America took the place as the benevolent global hegemon, and […]

Taoism in European Culture - Translation is Tao Power

January 16, 2016

WHAT goes on within Europe largely over the heads of the Asian scholars is a battle over what the Germans call ‘Deutungshoheit’ –meaning the competition for the sovereignty over the definition of thought. Everyone wishes to […]

Taoism in European Culture - Academic Taoism

January 14, 2016

LET us now discuss the “discovery” of Taoism by European scholars, most of whom were also missionaries. Their first systematic contact with the Chinese civilization started in the 16th century. Marco Polo, it is true, […]

Star Wars is Chinese Taoism

December 16, 2015

Trigger Warning: This Article Contains Chinese Loanwords BEIJING - George Lucas’s multi-billion dollars STAR WARS franchise, now owned by the Disney Company, is going to be very popular in China, too. That’s because STAR WARS is basically […]

Taoism vs Feminism

September 6, 2015

Has radical feminism gone too far? Time to unleash “the TAO”! Transcript: Friends and colleagues, brothers and sisters! This is Thor Tukoll. I’m the author of The East-West Dichotomy. I just discovered a huge internet […]