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Library of Congress - Rare, Old Maps of China

Happy New Year 2013, Members!


Last year I had a meeting with the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. They were very gracious and accommodating. We have a unique opportunity to a tour of the G&M Division to see special, old and rare maps of China.

A couple of years ago, the group went to the LOC to see the famous 1600 Matteo Ricci map which was a huge hit. The Ricci map was on loan as part of a traveling exhibit but no longer there.

However, the LOC has its own treasured collection of rare maps of China. We will be given a tour and talk by one of the expert staff. The tour will take approximately one (1) hour. The G&M Division is only during weekdays.

***We will meet inside at the main entrance on Independence Avenue. The James Madison Bldg. has modern architecture, white columns and very large. It is across the street from the older Thomas Jefferson Bldg. Take elevator to B02, meet at GLOBE outside of Room B02. Red dots will be handed out to designate you are with the group. Please do not be late.****

***You may not bring large bags into the Map Division. If you have a large handbag, ruchsack or briefcase, the LOC G&M Division will provide a locker for you. Small handbags or fanny packs are best for carrying your personal belongings if you don't want them locked up. The LOC has requested you come early and go to Room B02 to take care of your large bag beforehand so you will not hold up the group once the tour starts.***

Afterwards, there is an opportunity to have lunch at a Chinese restaurant 1/2 block away on Pennsylvania Avenue or catch up with friends at the LOC cafeteria.

Members are welcomed to spread the word and invite family and friends.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP SO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS FUN AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY:)!

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  • Evelyn

    Members,

    Ms. Zhang, our expert at G&M Division, prefers you email her questions and comments. Her email address is [masked]

    January 18, 2013

  • Carol P.

    This was my first event. I really enjoyed seeing the maps and meeting the members.

    January 17, 2013

    • Evelyn

      Hi Carol,

      January 17, 2013

    • Evelyn

      Glad you could join us, hope to see you again...fellow Techite classmate, what a small world:)!

      January 17, 2013

  • Karen

    What a great meetup! Thanks for putting it together! I went along with the first group because I had to hurry back to the office, even though I knew my skills weren't up to that level. But, it was still great to hear the language in a natural setting and the maps were cool.

    January 16, 2013

  • Craig F.

    I loved this meet up event had a learning experience and a great time.

    January 16, 2013

  • Carol P.

    Hi Evelyn,

    I had a great time today at the LOC. Thanks for arranging. My trip to China is a ways off, but I want to learn as much about the culture as possible before I go. So, please include me in the future events.

    We both went to McKinley H. S.! Imagine that! We are all closer in life than we think! This warms my heart!

    Carol Porter

    January 16, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Members,
    I hope you had a good time today. You can contact Ms. Min Zhang at[masked] at the G&M Division if you have questions.

    January 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      谢谢你。我今天很有意思。我也看大家很高新!

      January 16, 2013

  • Evelyn

    All,
    I changed the RSVP deadline, come join us if you can last minute. I told LOC that approx 70 signed up so they are expecting us.

    January 15, 2013

  • Evelyn

    All,
    Enter on Independence Avenue entrance, take elevator to B02. We will gather at the GLOBE outside of B02 at 11am. You will get a RED DOT to wear to identify you with group. At 11:15am we will proceed with the tour.
    I will meet you at GLOBE with sign Chinese Language Meetup. Come early to get situated.

    January 15, 2013

    • Carol P.

      Hi Evelyn, See you at 11am! Carol Porter

      January 15, 2013

  • Qiang L.

    Hope we can have more meetup meetings. Thanks a lot for organizing this group.

    December 8, 2012

  • Yasmine ( Shen BeiHua )

    Dajia Hao, I want to know more people speak Chinese,xiexie.

    August 30, 2012

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