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Friday, November 4th, 2011

武汉市馆的开幕式上,陈传夫突然低声说, 黄老师走了。 培训的事就在眼前, 各位领导还在讲话, 我却忍不住走出了报告厅。徐鸿和我在厦门黄老生日那天想打电话祝寿,可是很晚都没人接电话。刚到武汉就听到噩耗,走廊里魏主任看出了我的异常,我说只是需要安静地怀念一下我的老师。 我高考那年是黄老师代表武大到北京招生的。受〈女大学生宿舍〉的影响一心想上武大,第一志愿新闻系,第二才是图书馆系。高考成绩比我想像的高出不少,满以为这辈子会当上记者,不料到了武汉, 出席的是图书馆的迎新会。 黄老师找到我, 说是他看到我的成绩,主动把我录取到图书馆专业。新闻系刚成立,无法与图书馆系相提并论。我当时实在不能理解这一生就如此注定了。现在想来,黄老师的决策和教诲至关重要。遗憾的是我不能参加他的葬礼,但是我回来了,是反馈培育过我的导师和我度过4年青春岁月的城市。 黄老师,您的话都应验了。 我以身为您的学生为荣,我知道您也为我骄傲!

Sleep Over and First-class Home

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011


Friday, August 5th, 2011

Although thinking globally almost every day through out the last two years, I’ve only worked locally. As a bunch of new programs calling my name, I really like to take a part in them–presenting at Area Studies International Conference at Xiamen U. , attending the workshop in Taiwan by the NCL. Now this TGAG project […]

The Bar and the Hall

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I couldn’t participate in the TS workshop on the 31st due to this China-North America Library Conference new project meeting. We met at the Tropics Bar in the Ali’i Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The dicussion was focused on the East Asian or Chinese rare books. It’s interesting to learn the uncertainty of LC […]

CJK Joint Session

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Walking along the beach then into the Hilton Village and Ballroom, I saw a whole lot more attendees on March 30th. This is the first time when Chinese, Japanese and Korean librarians meet for common interest instead of having separate committee meetings. The new format worked out nicely, but we could still cut some speakers […]


Monday, October 5th, 2009

回来UBC已经是开学后的第三周了,忙得一塌糊涂,没有时间整理和报告我的北京之行。今天又有同事怪罪,甚至要求我的博克应该适当加上中文。 这次是应国图之邀,参加其海外中国学文献研究中心的挂牌仪式,百年庆典和研讨会,首次由国图安排北京的一切,包括友谊宾馆的住宿。国图让我有焕然一新的感觉,上上下下都精明强干,既有条理又有效率。 还是从我落地入关说起吧。由于晚点,我们入关时,整个机场略显空当,执勤人员也面带疲惫。检查我入关手续的年轻人非常英俊和礼貌,“晚点这莫久,辛苦啦”审视完护照和密密麻麻的签证戳,他又问:“经常回来吗?”“一年至少一次”“欢迎你更经常回来!” I registered for the Symposium first thing on Sept 8th, picked up the package and boarded the shuttle to the new building of NLC, where I learned a great deal from the presenters.

Meeting at the NLC

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The best part of the meeting is to hear what Chinese scholars are saying about overseas Chinese studies. Prof. Tang Yijie’s keynote speech was quite impressive. He criticized nationalism and self-centered Chinese studies. James Cheng introduced the top Chinese collections in North America and Guoqing presented all the research projects by Chinese studies librarians in […]

7-Hour Delay

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Just thanked my friends for the ride to YVR and then saw the notice about my flight’s delay. Seven hours! Kids were happy seeing me back home so soon. Had to email Beijing right away. When I received the reply from the National Library of China (NLC), I was so moved and relieved. I was […]


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

China Film Archive, Apabi and CIBTC

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Our delegation boarded the bus on time for October 17th visits. The Film Archive has just started various projects as the world has growing interest in Chinese films. The National Film Archive Database is one of them. I enjoyed the tour of the compact stack and the digital processing lab. I asked for a list […]

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