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China Council Announced

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Two major China related news, one is that President Toope went to Chongqing again and signed the agreement to make UBC a primary international academic partner. The Chinese media report can be seen on the web, but not much from home yet. China Council was finally and officially announced and will be run by the […]

Playful Time: China in 1911

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

The Grant proposal was the only thing on my mind for over a week. Finally, I could left it with UW colleagues. Replied all messages by 6:45 pm, and felt like I need something to refresh my mind this Friday. Chris‘ talk at RPL was perfect! Not too academic, and very refreshing! He brought the […]

New Students’ Orientation

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

This coming academic year’s orientation starts with Forestry exchange students again. It’s interesting that both Dr. Koerner, whose foundation funded Puban purchase, and Dr. Barber were foresters. Asian Centre’s renovation didn’t seem to bother the group, and I was talking out loud with my biggest voice. Katherine prepared detailed online demos and examples. We came […]

Winter Break

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

It’s mild and warm this winter break. Besides attending parties, we took a walk along the river to Steveston. Many other people enjoyed the mild weather there. Starbuks and resturants in the village were full. While I was working from home, I heard geese flying by quite often, and I saw thousands of them landed […]

Some Reports on Our Trip

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We are lucky this winter in BC. Lots of Sunshine and beautiful mornings in Richmond. Tons of Chinese media coverage on our trip to China, and glad to see a couple from the States. One is by Dr. Lee in American Libraries. Another by Brother Qiu in World Journal.

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.

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 […]

Mingle@Asian Library

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

We tried a new format of orientation this term. Pascale from Political Science told me about her thesis proposal on China’s natural resource industry. The challenge is to collect and analyse different data sets from different sources, such as the associations on top of the National Statistical Bureau. She told me there are a whole […]

Meeting Mr. Eng

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Mr. Peter Eng brought a group of scholars from Macau, who need to interview the founders of UM in town. I remember what Peter told me about how that university was built and the support he gathered worldwide in early 1980’s…Getting to know Peter is the best experience this summer. Our chat about Kissinger’s book […]

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