I’m just now finishing up my holiday visits and hosting responsibilities, so I’m starting to get caught up here at the blog. Holidays are exhausting! While I play catch up, I’d like to direct folks to a few conversations going on that are linked to our East Meets West reading group. Over at The Useless Tree, Sam takes issue with components of the “particularist” line I suggest Bell is following in the book, and Peony at Tang Dynasty Times continues the discussion (which has heated up a bit) about rights with a thread here. Show the love, use that mouse clicking finger.