Archive for November, 2011

Wuhan, 10/29 to 11/3

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Glad to see Wuhan as one of the stops of the TGAG trip. On top of the work, it’s like a reunion event. Jingxia successfully worked out the program held in her City Library, just like she brought her library into IFLA. I felt pressure after I saw the program package already in my hotel […]

Nice to be back

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Saw many students here at Asian Library on the windy and wet Saturday. Several profs emailed about the down time of CNKI; A group of Steven’s is waiting for Sukeroku DVD returning in order to cope with next Monday’s quiz. Yoel’s question on 对口支援 is fascinating… I am glad to learn that our TGAG group […]

In Guiyang, 10/24-10/29

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Our TGAG team was finally formed in Beijing and I flew back down south to Guiyang to attend the Society’s annual meeting and to train the librarians in Guizhou Province. Although our trainees work in an underdeveloped province, they asked good questions and have strong desire to contribute to their communities. I was impressed by […]

Taiwan Impression

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

It’s very hot and humid. People are friendly, especially the Library staff. My classmates are from all over the world. I am glad getting to know the ladies from Australia, Mr. Shen from Singapore, Brian from Michigan and Roger from Sweden, a serious scholar and very funny person. Hye-jin was the last one registered. She’s […]

Rush Hour in Taipei, 10/17/2011

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Jade likes to walk over to our class. So many motor cycles on the road. People are in fast pace, polite and quiet rushing to different directions. We pass by a huge Memorial Park and the Library is facing the Memorial Hall, but on a much quieter block, near the Presidential building.


Thursday, November 17th, 2011

清晨离开静谧的白鹭洲酒店,乘小三通前往金门,曾经是国共两军抢夺、厮杀的地方。 当年的战地坑道现在成了旅游的热门。 金门特产高粱酒和大刀的背后有多少故事啊?

Drum Wave Islet (鼓浪屿), 10/14/2011

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I love this car-free island and enjoy strolling around its quiet and windy alleys. We took the ferry here in the late afternoon, when most tourists are going back to the city.

Xiamen U, 10/13/2011

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I like the green campus by the ocean in Xiamen. Uncle Xiao is so much fun to be with. He appointed many sisters, and a niece. He has a very casual and encouraging management style. I gave him my new book. His present has been with me for many stops around the world. He’s been […]

Rare Book in CASS, 10/12/2011

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

A’Huang has already connected me to the History Institute. She was busy training that day, so Lao Liu took me to Mr. Yuan, who generously showed me the unique item, a hand-written copy from early Qing. CASS has my Childhood friends and Wuhan U buddies. The hyper-exciting chat can never end, all my needs in […]

Donation to the Orphanage, 10/11/2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

First thing we did in China was to visit this orphanage in Fangshan District of Beijing city. Respresenting the Society, along with our vendor, Ms. Zhang Ying’s company, we donated new books to the lovely children and their loving care givers.

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