Archive for October, 2008

CRCLLE's Official Opening

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Ponderasa F is warm and crowded this rainy Thursday night. Although I received the invitation many times for the opening, I didn’t know much about the Centre. Hanban made a commitment of half million?! Sister Xu, way to go!Chinese Consul General, Shugen Liang, commented on the lovely rain in Vancouver, and it would be appreicated […]

Peking U, Superstar & CNPITC

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Wake-up call worked loudly at 6 am on October 16th. It’s a bright and warm day. Our visit started in the new building of Peking U Library. 肖珑老师的笑腼仿佛窗外的徐徐微风。她提纲挈领地介绍了全馆的发展历程,并带领我们来到古籍阅览室。乃文先生的京腔和对古籍善本的激情感染了我们。伴随着他的介绍是一阵阵的惊叹!程家的戏谱又为北大增添一宝,但愿我们的教授也能受益。 I am suprised that they have the money to continue to purchase rare materials and they have the space to keep all the card catalogues. What I […]

Thinking about the students from CHIN 105 in Beijing

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I enjoyed talking to the non-heritage class right before I took this trip. Their eyes in blue, green and brown colors all showed sympathy when I told them that I would take the trip on Thanksgiving to Beijing. “I could use Peking duck to replace turkey” I joked with the class, and that started a […]

Good to be back!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

I am jetlaged and feel like in a dream. Time to make the note of my trip. Arrived in Beijing on the 13th, on Thanksgiving back in Canada. I had to rush here for the International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship. When I went to the registration desk from the airport directly, I […]

Why has China grown so fast for so long?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Dr. Khalid Malik has been appointed as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China since August 2003. He came to UBC meeting with China specialists and delivered a well-attended lecture. As one of the department head mentioned, every department at UBC has some projects related to China going on. China has made greatest […]

Prof. Lee on Africa's Chinese Enclaves

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Ching Kwan Lee’s talk at Departmetn of Sociology drew a big audience. It was about her fieldwork in Zambia and Tanzania on two Chinese investment projects. What impressed me the most was that she emphasized on the class struggles against casualization instead of tensions between races. Some interesting points she made: Chinese managers abandoned socialism […]

Disserations from Taiwan

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

I have got this request again after a few failed requests I sent to Taiwan last summer. Prof. Joyce Chen mentioned the tricky copyright issue. Wondering if that is the reason.

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