Archive for December, 2008

Is This My Hometown?

Friday, December 26th, 2008

CASS buiding is blocked by Chang’an Theatre and 贡院六号。 奇形怪状的摩天楼让本来壮观的北京站和中信大厦显得渺小。

Friday, December 26th, 2008


Friday, December 26th, 2008


Weekend in Beijing

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Tried to finish the journal of my trip to Beijing by the end of 2008. During this holiday season, I have been wearing the agate from Rosa. I only had the weekend to spend with my best friend in late October. Rosa picked the Tibetan resturant near American Embassy. As usual, our chat touched my […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

As 2008 comes to the end, I feel grateful and joyful. I am grateful to all my friends, new and old. I am joyful that I survived 2008, and I know in my heart that 2009 (and the years after that) will be a lot easier. In the past few days, I counted my blessings: […]


Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I was invited by the AUL, Shaorong, who was in my class for the Sino-American Librarians Workshop in 2005 at Wuhan U. She was working for Fudan Library then. I enjoyed exchanging emails with her when I prepared for this trip to Beijing. I was suprised by my own reply to her invitation and the […]

Library of Central National University & Wanfang

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

十月二十一号下午我们来到中央民族大学图书馆。校园的绿草坪上欢跳的喜鹊们让我的精神一振。2003年落成的新馆高耸入云。该馆提醒了我在北美的英文环境中,中国信息服务的种种难处,因为它的一大特色就是少数民族文字的藏书:蒙、藏、维吾尔、哈萨克、柯尔克孜语、朝鲜、彝语等等。出乎我的意料的却是22万册的珍贵古籍,和管理这些宝藏的学姐李婷。两周来的疲劳似乎被学姐的激情介绍赶走了。大家把李婷团团围住,不停地提问,她似乎也被我们的强烈兴趣所感染,从本馆特藏讲到全国的珍本收藏情况。离开的时候大家意犹未尽,无奈为了赶万方的场。下次回京最想登门求教的就是这位学姐,浑身书卷气,见面又很亲热,顿时让我觉得找到组织啦! 万方的年轻人逐个介绍了新产品,人民日报社的电子产品也很棒,只是我的精力有些不济,为Heinrich 博士的翻译也越来越差,会后她提前回饭店休息。她的谢辞和拥抱勾起了大家分别前的感伤。我甚至没有勇气和他们道别。好在明年三月芝加哥会重聚!

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