* Mandarin speakers want to practice English (and reduce their Chinese accents)?
* English speakers want to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with nerdy strangers in English or Mandarin?
Before 6 pm - free conversations - so arrive early - as early as 5:30 pm
6-7 - Introductions
Maynard will be OUT from 7:00 - 7:30 pm, so Michael Fen Chen ("Boston Michael") will introduce the lectures.
7-7:30 pm - "Visiting and enjoying Bhutan!"
in BOTH Mandarin AND English
Date and Speakers - October 29th
May-Chin Lim, Accountant
"Visiting and enjoying Bhutan!"
in BOTH Mandarin AND English
Two Illustrated Lectures on China: China's Long March; Tea Link between China and Boston/USA
Program: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
1) From Snake to Dragon - China’s 30 years long marchBy Patrick Lui from HongKong, China
2) Fujian Tea that Changed the World – the Tea Link between China and US/BostonBy Professor Zeng from Fuzhou University, China
Bio of Patrick Lui:
Patrick Lui was born in Hong Kong in 1938. He went to the UK to study film-making in 1968, and with his special flair for making documentaries, he received awards to this end. In 1977, he initiated the Hong Kong Film Festival and produced a blockbuster film of that era.
Instead of profiting from his commercial success, he went to Beijing in 1979, and looked for possibility to film documentaries in his motherland. Finally, in 1981, the permission was granted with endorsement from the States Council, and in 1983 he completed the 12 hours "Heart of the Dragon" documentary series, which was previewed by NBC in America and scooped the International Emmy Award in 1985.
He followed up with the production of "The Land of the Pandas", a series which managed to capture the essence of wildlife in China. In 1987, when the condensed version was premiered by ABC in the United States, he simultaneously staged the first International Wildlife Protection Conference in Beijing.
In 1990 he retired, but restarted action in 2001, when he initiated the “21st Century China and the World” International Forum with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs invited 6 Heads of States to participate.
In 2009, he made a speech in the Forum “Green China, Harmonious World” opened by the former UN Secretary General Annan in Tianjin. In 2011, he took a delegation to participate in the ”China Arabian International Forum” in Ningxia Autonomy, where he opened a site to fight sand.
In 2012, He was invited to give lecture in Brown University, USA with a photo-exhibition of his own work. The American Chapter of Green Great Wall Foundation was formed with the first project called “Brown and Green” trying to establish a Green Scholarship for Chinese and American students. He decided to make film again to raise fund for the purpose. In 2013 autumn, he was invited by Boston Forbes House Museum to talk in their AGM for further co-operation. A talk in Harvard made him popular.
Patrick's interests are diverse. He was Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS); Associate of the Institute of Professional Photographer (AIIP), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in UK in 1970. He is also an established calligrapher and poet.
Now in his 70s, his passion is in environmental protection, and he has founded the Green Wall Foundation in 2006 to implement his will in fighting sand, thus, setting forth a legacy for our future generations. He is a man of action even at his age.
8:30-9:30 pm - small Mandarin-speaking groups
8-9:30 pm - English language pronunciation and grammar workshops
After 9:30 pm - free conversations - so stay late
Our stable location is Kresge 201 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.
All Mandarin speakers (and English-speakers, too) need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.
E-Mail [masked] to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.
PLEASE request by 4 pm the day before the Tuesday evening event.
* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus.
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building.
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes.
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes.
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent.
* Route 9 comes right into the area.
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.
Show your CURRENT LOCAL ID to the HSPH Security Guard, the UP the open indoor stairwell (follow signs to Kresge 201).
E-Mail [masked] and [masked] for a building pass if you don't have a Harvard ID; we convene in Kresge 201; you will ask the HSPH security guard where that is.
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