Serendipity: Fighting and Singing Insects--on Beigan, Taiwan November 27, 2010
By Kevin Stoda, Matsu Islands of Taiwan
About a month ago, my wife and I had seen a program from National Geographic on "the cricket man" and fighting insects of China and Taiwan.
While the role of fighting crickets dates back in Chinese history to over two millennia ago. It is a relatively new sport in Taiwan, where I now live..
That episode of National Geographic, my wife and I had watched was focused primarily on crickets and their trainer in Taiwan. However, part of the program involved a journey to Shanghai with some of these champion crickets for an international match.