Mandarin Conversation in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

  • October 29, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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下午6点到晚上8点 

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/4155450319

* 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?

Schedule: 
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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan 

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.

下午6点到晚上8点3

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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  • Dave K.

    IPCC Website for those interested: http://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm#.U...­

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Sorry my impromptu little talk on climate change was hard to follow. But of course I was not prepared at all and doing it on memory recall. I also get a bit heated around relentless climate change deniers. :) Hope to have a more structured, planned out talk in the future which will be translated by the lovely Zhang Yiran.

    Really enjoyed the other two talks!

    2 · October 30, 2013

    • Dave K.

      Most of the time I got so caught up I honestly forgot about translation altogether!

      1 · October 30, 2013

    • Maynard S. C.

      Dave was heroic to attempt the tedious explanation. The detail is really quite significant. What I did NOT notice was any mention of the detection devices that are used to record temperature variations - the huge number (thousands) of electronically-connected­­ thermometers placed across the surface of the planet and at various levels in the atmosphere and into the depths of the oceans (measuring air and water variations across time, with data collected intermittently and in real time).

      The sheer magnitude of the gargantuan data collection effort hasn't even though contemplated by most folks who try to speak about it.

      October 30, 2013

  • Rick

    Dave, no apology necessary. It was great to be able to ask such questions of someone so knowledgeable on the subject. I can be a skeptic about most things I'm told, especially when it's politicians pushing the message. Thank again Dave!

    2 · October 30, 2013

    • Dave K.

      No problem. The thing is it's really scientists who are pushing the message, but climate change has become so overly politicized and polarized in this country. We have paleoclimatic data going back for hundreds of thousands and even millions of years. We know there is no way what we are seeing now is 'natural'.

      October 30, 2013

    • Maynard S. C.

      Politicians are pushing the OTHER message (without an evidence base) - those who don't study the issue and listen only to their sponsors.

      October 30, 2013

  • Rick

    Attending

    2 · October 29, 2013

    • Mackeddy F.

      Thank you for engaging the group.

      1 · October 30, 2013

  • Mackeddy F.

    Hello all. I was pleased to be there with you. Dave Keirstead, you did well. You were asked, and you delivered well.

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Xiaoyong Y.

    The 2 speak were wonderful, I recommend they can speak FUJIAN culture, such as "TULOU", also, I really appreciate that Maynard can give us this opportunity to learn Mandarin and English,

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we have the slides of the two talks last night?

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The two talks were great. I really enjoyed! Thanks!

    October 30, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    The 2 guest speakers were outstanding. The first announced speaker was delayed by the Huntington Avenue (E) Green Line.

    October 30, 2013

  • Xiaoyong Y.

    Nice

    October 29, 2013

  • Jonathan C.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend tonight, but I hope to meet everyone next time.

    October 29, 2013

  • Ben

    Hey Clark , I m new to this meetup not sure what to expect ...is it for fluent speakers in mandarin ?

    October 28, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    October 29th 1st talk - Kresge 201
    May-Chin Lim, Accountant
    "Visiting and enjoying Bhutan!"
    in BOTH Mandarin AND English

    2nd and 3rd talks - Kresge 213
    NOTE: We will have AS MUCH time for free chat as always.
    The 2nd and 3rd talk will be in Kresge 213 because (on the basis of what I was told about other publicity) we're expecting a distinct turnout for those talks.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Diana

    Sorry, I can't make it tomorrow, sounds like a great presentation though!

    October 28, 2013

  • Bonny N.

    So busy! But I will try AGAIN to come to this wonderful meetup. I always have a good time.

    October 27, 2013

  • Maynard S. C.

    October 29th
    May-Chin Lim, Accountant
    "Visiting and enjoying Bhutan!"
    in BOTH Mandarin AND English

    October 18, 2013

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