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Aris Teon

Author, journalist, blogger and founder of I was born in Italy and studied languages and cultural studies in Italy and then in Germany. I have a passion for the culture, history and society of the Chinese-speaking world, a passion which I hope to share with like-minded people. is my attempt to help people understand Chinese civilisation through academic-style articles. I hope not only to provide useful information, but to stimulate readers' curiosity, to make them think and discuss about China. My work has been featured on China Files, The Nanfang, L'Indro, Wikipedia, China Digital Times, CCTV, among others. I am always happy to receive feedback, comments and suggestions, so if you want to contact me feel free to send me an e-mail at:

Social Darwinism And The Republican Party

Despite their widespread diffidence towards Charles Darwin‘s theory of evolution, Republicans are in many ways indebted to social Darwinist principles, whether they are aware of it or not. In recent decades the GOP has developed an ideology that is based on the concept of the ‘survival of the […]