Words Respect Pavilion of Minong Village, located in Meinong District, is the first of such construction. However, there are different opinions in terms of the building year. Among which 1769 is the most convincing. The pavilion was once damaged in 1895 during battles with the Japanese military and later was repaired and preserved to present days. The three-story brick tower of hollow hexagonal pavilion is simple in design. Its base now enshrines Cangjie, the middle layer is used for incineration of word paper, while the upper sees decorative patterns. The Hakka would present ashes of word paper after burning before the shrines of Cangjie, who is believed to invent characters, to express respect for words. The Words Respect Pavilion witnesses Hakka people’s respective attitude towards words and paper and also reflects prosper cultural atmosphere of Meinong.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.