Living with Differences: Temple City


In this photograph, we see the distinct juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. In the foreground we see a tradition-rich Chinese temple, seemingly lost in a group of overgrown trees. In the background we see the city of Changhua represented by the cluster of buildings. The stark contrast seen this photograph reminds all of us of the shrinkage of natural space in our world due to population growth. This photograph was taken at Baguashan near Changhua, Taiwan, the site of the largest battle ever fought on Taiwanese soil in 1895. It was the pivotal battle of the Japanese invasion of Taiwan.

 Editor’s Note:  Recently I participated in the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ International Student Photography Contest. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project in celebration of the 2014 Carnegie Council Centennial. Throughout the next few posts, I will be sharing the photos that I entered fort this great contest.

According to their website:

The Centennial project connects people across the globe in joint pursuit of Andrew Carnegie’s vision for global responsibility—what we call a “global ethic.” Is there such a thing? If not, should we try to create one?

In a world with tremendous diversity of beliefs and cultures, how do we live together amicably? Carnegie Council believes that part of the answer lies in pluralism—the appreciation of diversity and differences, with recognition of and respect for shared values.

Students everywhere can take part in this project by submitting photography that depicts the concept of living with differences.

More information about this contest can be found at

You can also find this post, published earlier on the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network blog at


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