University of Hawaii

by Jing Liu ~ April 13th, 2011. Filed under: Events, Experience, Professional Development.

Started greeting my CEAL fellows at Hilton’s Lagoon. We were all very happy for this annual reunion. The OCLC CJK User Group discussion on the 29th of March was open and forward looking, which made me admire Sharon more. I learned a great deal from this open discussion. Sharon wrapped up the session as scheduled. We quickly gathered around Ye Ding, and he led us to the exhibit at University of Hawaii–Reformer’s Brush: Modernity and traditional media in China. Works include paintings and calligraphy from late 19th- and early 20th-century China on loan from the collections of Ernest and Letah Lee and Chin-tang Lo. The Reformer’s Brush showcases the artworks, lives and ambitions of leaders Chiang Kai-shek, Mei Lanfang, Liang Qichao, Kang Youwei, Guo Moruo and others. Every display item has bilingual intro and portrait of Minguo figures. I especially like the painting and Lychi and Green Peppers by Qibaishi and Zhang Zhidong’s calligraphic work 读书行路觉悟,知足惜福感恩. We enjoyed the special guided tour and wanted to learn more from the exhibit catalogue.

Ye Ding took us to the well-known East-West Center on U. of Hawaii Campus. Despite the funding shortage, we saw many people gathered. The Japanese tea house and the pond in the garden reminded me our Nitobe.

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