Join the Yale Club of Beijing, Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing, and the University of Chicago Alumni Association of Beijing for a talk by Prof. Charles Armstrong at the University [...]
Join the Yale Club of Beijing, Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing, and the University of Chicago Alumni Association of Beijing for a talk by Prof. Charles Armstrong at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing on Friday, July 22, to learn about how North Korea manages to maneuver between much more powerful countries and defy international norms.
This talk explores North Korea’s long history of maneuvering between much more powerful countries to its own advantage, from the period of Soviet-Chinese rivalry during the Cold War to Pyongyang’s current position between its archenemy America and ostensible ally China, and discusses possible paths toward resolving the North Korean nuclear dilemma.
Venue: University of Chicago Center in Beijing – Culture Plaza 20/F 文化大厦20层 59A Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District 海淀区中关村大街甲59 号 See Map
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yale Center Beijing and Yale Club of Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Sir Matthew Bourne, Tony Award Winner and Artistic Director of New Adventures, on "Groundbreaking Remake [...]
Yale Center Beijing and Yale Club of Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Sir Matthew Bourne, Tony Award Winner and Artistic Director of New Adventures, on “Groundbreaking Remake of Classical IP for Contemporary Audience”.
The brand new Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere in 2012. With a bold and brand new narrative and a dark and exquisite design, this contemporary ballet production is an imaginative gothic spectacle. During this event, Sir Matthew Bourne will discuss the remaking of classical production, the fascination of contemporary ballet, his insights in the arts and business as well as his secret to success.
Date: Friday, July 1st
Time: 7:00~7:30pm Registration
7:30~9:00pm Remarks and Q&A
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue. See Map
Eligibility: This event is open to all.
Costs: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yale Center Beijing and the Yale Club of Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Yale Law School alumna Jennifer M. Harris, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and [...]
Yale Center Beijing and the Yale Club of Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Yale Law School alumna Jennifer M. Harris, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of War By Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power and what it can do to reverse the trend, War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft describes the statecraft of geoeconomics: the use of economic instruments to achieve geopolitical goals. The rules-based system Americans set in place after World War II benefited the United States for decades, but now, as the system frays and global competitors take advantage, America is uniquely self-constrained. Its geoeconomic policies are hampered by neglect and resistance, leaving the United States overly reliant on traditional military force.
Time: 6:30-7:00 pm- Registration & Light Meal; 7:00-8:30 pm- Conversation and Q&A Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B of IFC Building (Yong’anli Subway Station, Exit C). Registration: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others. To register, click here (http://yalecenterbj.eventbank.cn/event/5700/). The language of the event will be English.
(Saturday) 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
The Harvard Club of Beijing, Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Shituzi (Athens Qin), a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School [...]
The Harvard Club of Beijing, Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing jointly invite you to a conversation with Shituzi (Athens Qin), a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and one of the most popular comic artists on Sina Weibo.
Athens Qin will talk about his creative career as Shituzi and share his views on the creative and publishing industries in China. How did he step into the industry? How does he view himself and the influence of his works in the constantly changing world of social media?
Time: 6:30-7:00 pm- Registration & Light Meal; 7:00-8:30 pm- Conversation and Q&A
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B of IFC Building (Yong’anli Subway Station, Exit C).
Registration: RMB 15 for students and Harvard & Yale alumni; RMB 60 for others. To register, click here (http://yalecenterbj.eventbank.cn/event/5651/).
The language of the event will be English.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Paris Agreement on climate change will be open for government signatures on April 22, Earth Day. China and the United States are prepared to sign the [...]
The Paris Agreement on climate change will be open for government signatures on April 22, Earth Day. China and the United States are prepared to sign the agreement on that day, according to the Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change on April 2nd. What are the implications for future international collaboration on climate change? How will the agreement promote and leverage future global low carbon actions? What policies and actions China will implement in the next 5 years to fulfill its commitment under the agreement? What opportunities does this present to industries and investors? The Yale Club of Beijing and the Yale Center Beijing invite you to a discussion with experts from government, national think tank and industries on the implications of the Paris Agreement, including international climate change collaboration, China’s domestic climate actions and emission reduction efforts at enterprise level.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 6:30-7pm Registration and Reception; 7-8:30pm Panel discussions and Q&A
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B of IFC Building (Yong’anli Subway Station, Exit C)
Cost: On-line: RMB100 for regular admission or RMB50 for Yale undergraduate college graduates of 2014 or later. Walk-ins: RMB200.
Sign up: To register, click here (https://yoopay.cn/event/12204579).
Language: The panel discussions will be in Chinese. Q&A session could be Chinese or English.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From the much maligned plateau pika’s 鼠兔 contribution to water conservation, Dr. Yan Xie illustrated how each species plays a role in the eco-system. The accelerated and irreversible extinction of [...]
From the much maligned plateau pika’s 鼠兔 contribution to water conservation, Dr. Yan Xie illustrated how each species plays a role in the eco-system. The accelerated and irreversible extinction of many species is thus an even graver issue than smog. After more than 20 years as a researcher, Dr. Xie founded the Protected Area Friendly System Co. Ltd. 保护地友好体系, to actively engage a wide range of stakeholders across various sectors in biodiversity conservation, while integrating conservation and local community development. Yufang Gao (Yale FES 2014) said snow leopard conservation is not just tracking animals but also working with and bridging the concerns of various stakeholders. He also welcome volunteers to work with the Snow Leopard Conservation Center, from doing off-site research to collecting and analyzing animal scats. Dr. Xie can be reached via WeChat at baohudixieyan and Mr. Gao at snowleopardcenter. We thank them for making the time to talk to us and our very own Yiting Wang (Yale FES 2014) for moderating the discussions.
Original announcement as follows
In the face of global climate change and rapid human development into all corners of the planet, the need to understand, manage and conserve natural biodiversity and especially endangered species is ever pressing. Conservationists are racing the clock to prevent setbacks that may cost the irreversible loss of a pristine forest, or a species that has not even been properly described. Conservation in practice involves social complexity, people’s different demands and expectations, and often a significant amount of uncertainty. Tackling the sophisticated challenges requires interdisciplinary practitioners working on innovative approaches across various fields of study and scales. The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing are bringing two front-line conservationists, in conversation with the audience, to share their stories, experience and thoughts on conservation in China and beyond.
Please join the conversation with Dr. XIE Yan 解焱, Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Mr. GAO Yufang 高煜芳, the Executive Director of the Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Center 雪豹保护计划 （微信号 snowleopardcenter) and Research Affiliate with the Yale Large Carnivore Group. The panel will be moderated by Ms. Yiting Wang 王怡婷, a program development manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm
Venue: Yale Center Beijing (36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue 建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层)
Eligibility: Open to all. Non-Yalies are welcome.
Tickets: RMB50 on-line or RMB100 for walk-ins. Ticket revenue benefits the speakers’s conservation efforts.
Language: Presentation in Chinese. Q&A in Chinese and English.
(Sunday) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Last Friday, Prof. Koleske spoke to a roomful of a mostly college student-aged audience at the Yale Center Beijing. He made a simple version of his [...]
Last Friday, Prof. Koleske spoke to a roomful of a mostly college student-aged audience at the Yale Center Beijing. He made a simple version of his presentation that make it easy for laymen to understand. We would like to thank him for his time and for delivering such an interesting lecture!
Orignial announcement as follows:
Yale Center Beijing, Yale Club of Beijing and Guokr.com jointly invite you to a discussion with Dr. Anthony J. Koleske, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. The human brain is made of over 100 billion neurons, each of which forms thousands of specific connections to other neurons. These connections are critical for humans to experience the world, have feelings, move, communicate, and think. Professor Anthony Koleske will discuss how nerve cells in the brain form connections called synapses during brain development and how these connections become disrupted in mental illness and neurodegenerative diseases.
The language of the event will be English, with simultaneous translation into Chinese.
Time: 12:00-12:30pm Registration and Lunch; 12:30-1:30pm Talk and Q&A Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue/建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层(永安里地铁站C出口) Ticket: Lunch is included, and both Yale and non-Yale alumni are welcome. Free for physicians, professors and students; ￥60 for others.
(Friday) 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Yale Center Beijing was packed on Sunday, November 29 to hear Veronica Wu, former head of Tesla China and [...]
The Yale Center Beijing was packed on Sunday, November 29 to hear Veronica Wu, former head of Tesla China and current China Science and Merchants Capital Investment Group (中科招商集团) Co-President, speak about Chinese investments in technology. We would like to thank her for sharing her insights with fellow Yale alums and friends of Yale.
Original announcement as follows:
Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing jointly invite you to an “off-the-record” discussion with Yale alumna, former head of Tesla China, current China Science and Merchants Capital Investment Group (中科招商集团) Co-President Veronica Wu.
With the rise of tech giants such as Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba, the world is increasingly aware of the tremendous value of the Chinese consumer market, as well as its challenges. Meanwhile, Chinese capital is finding a huge opportunity in the US-China technology and valuation gap. However, the value has remained elusive, as Silicon Valley’s “old boy club” makes it difficult for outsiders to gain entry. China Science and Merchants Capital Investment Management Group’s recently-announced US$400 million fund, in partnership with AngelList, aims to bridge the Chinese market and US startups, thereby forcing such an entry for Chinese capital to participate in tech innovation.
Time: 2:30-3:00pm Registration; 3:00-4:00pm Remarks and Q&A
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue/建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层(永安里地铁站C出口)
RSVP:Please follow this link (https://www.eventbank.cn/event/4769/) to register before December 4. When registering, please submit a question that you would like to pose to Ms. Wu. This event is closed to press. Please send an email to email@example.com if there are any problems.
(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
On the evening of November 5th, over 100 participants braved the Beijing cold and slush (and attendant traffic snarls) to attend the panel discussion [...]
On the evening of November 5th, over 100 participants braved the Beijing cold and slush (and attendant traffic snarls) to attend the panel discussion on the merits of the Chinese and Western education systems. Leading the discussion were the representatives of 4 well-known institutions: Keystone Academy, Dulwich College, Number 4 HS (International Campus), and RenDaFuZhong. The discussion on how each school was in its own way striving to meet the needs of an increasingly complex Chinese society. Keystone bills itself as a Chinese school with international flavor, focusing on a Chinese identity within a US boarding school framework. Dulwich offers the British independent school tradition with emphasis on holistic development. Number 4 International Stream is catering to the increasing demand of Chinese students heading abroad for tertiary education, and RDFZ is enhancing its national and international curricula with a variety of extracurricular programs.
In response to parent queries about how to choose, or which combination between Eastern and Western may be the most ideal, the panelists agree that there is no simple answer. Comprehensive school visits are essential to ensure a good fit of needs and values, but first and foremost parents must focus on the individual child, to ensure that the child is supported in the best way possible to deal confidently with his/her environment. As stated by David Mansfield of Dulwich, it is the process of education rather than the end product that is crucial. Despite the different visions and cultural backgrounds represented by the institutions, there appears to be convergence towards common goals: i.e., preparing students for life in a rapidly changing, globalized context, and to give back to society. We barely scratched the surface of this vexing issue and will organize further discussions on how the different education systems deal with these challenges.
Original announcemnet as follows
Yale Club of Beijing and the Yale Center Beijing have invited four experienced educators from Chinese and international schools to discuss the features and philosophies of these different systems. They’ll also take audience questions. When registering, please send us one or more questions/issues for the panelists.
Michael Shi (石国鹏), Headmaster, Beijing No. 4 High School International Campus (北京四中)
Priscilla Zhao (赵耿程), Principal Assistant, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University (人大附中)
David Mansfield , Headmaster, Dulwich College Beijing (德威国际学校)
Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School, Keystone Academy (北京鼎石学校)
Time: 7:00-7:30pm Reception and Registration. Refreshments will be served.
7:30-9:00pm Panel discussions.
Venue: Yale Center Beijing (36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue 建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层)
Eligibility: Open to all
Tickets: Register here. RMB 80; RMB 40 for those who graduated in 2013 or later from Yale College.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In the 21st century, the mission of the university library is expanding, not diminishing. Using Yale University Library as an example, Yale's University Librarian, Susan [...]
In the 21st century, the mission of the university library is expanding, not diminishing. Using Yale University Library as an example, Yale’s University Librarian, Susan Gibbons, will underscore the sustained importance of physical collections for teaching and research. She will then turn to Yale University Library’s latest technology-based services, highlighting the challenges of digital preservation, the emergence of the digital humanities, and the management of research data.
Venue: Yale Center Beijing. 8 Jianguomenwai, 36th Floor, Tower B of IFC Building (Yong’anli Subway Station). 建国门外大街8号，国际财源中心B座36层（永安里地铁站C出口）
Registration: Click https://yoopay.cn/event/20150922 to reserve a ticket.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Despite traffic regulations in place for the upcoming military parade, an enthusiastic crowd made it out to the event sponsored by the Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Cambridge and Oxford alumni [...]
Despite traffic regulations in place for the upcoming military parade, an enthusiastic crowd made it out to the event sponsored by the Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Cambridge and Oxford alumni clubs held on September 1. Dr. John Watt outlined some major points from his new book, “Saving Lives in Wartime China: How Medical Reformers Built Modern Healthcare Systems Amid War and Epidemics, 1928-1945,” such as the diseases and public health issues prevalent in China during this turbulent period and how they led to the suffering and deaths of millions of people. He also introduced the audience to key figures he has identified in his research who helped establish an effective public healthcare system that reduced deaths from diseases and hygiene-related issues as well as boosted the morale of the military, all which he argues contributed to the rise of modern China. The talk concluded with an engaging Q&A session after which Dr. Watt encouraged his audience to take on the continuation of his work and study healthcare in later periods of modern China. His book has recently been translated into Chinese and is published by Fudan University Press.
We’d like to thank the residents of Moishe House for generously providing the venue for this event.
Orginal announcement as follows
The Harvard Club of Beijing and the Yale Club of Beijing are delighted to welcome Dr. John Watt, a renowned historian on public health and medical history in China, to discuss his most recent work, “Saving Lives in Wartime China: How Medical Reformers Build Modern Healthcare Systems Amid War and Epidemics, 1928-1945.” This event is supported by the alumni clubs of Oxford, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins.
Join Dr. Watt as he shares the fascinating story of how dedicated Chinese and American medical professionals together shaped a modern notion of public medicine and saved tens of thousands of lives during this turbulent period of history. Time: 19:00-21:00, Tuesday September 1 | 19:00 Registration, 19:30-21:00 Discussion Venue: CBD Area. See e-ticket for details. Ticketing: 50 RMB | Free for the first ten 2013 or later grads of Harvard’s, Johns Hopkins’ or Yale’s undergraduate colleges. Eligibility: Non-alumni are welcome to sign up.
Seating is limited, please purchase your tickets https://yoopay.cn/event/53793852
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“知识改变命运Knowledge trumps fate.” This belief is how Mr. Chung TO changes the lives of the AIDS-impacted children and families in the past [...]
“知识改变命运Knowledge trumps fate.” This belief is how Mr. Chung TO changes the lives of the AIDS-impacted children and families in the past 17 years. The Forbes-recognized “Hero of Philanthropy” likens it to planting apple trees, rather than handing out apples. And he has plenty of fruits to show. From the young baguette baker on his way to a world cup contest, to the AIDS-infected village women who sew laundry bags for Marriott hotels. Of the 18,000 assisted by Chi Heng Foundation, 2143 have gone on to colleges, who have then sprung 26 Chi Heng “alumni” clubs. There are even 26 Chi Heng couples, turning older villager’s tears of despair into tears of joy. Perhaps the best reward to To’s efforts is the leadership taken by aid-beneficiaries in helping others, whether it’s in Sichuan earthquake relief or donating to Chi Heng. To help even more children, Chi Heng has set up reading rooms in villages and provided on-line education. Chi Heng’s Walk for Chalk fund-raiser will take donors to tour Wuhan this November together with some student aid-recipients.
original announcement as follows
The Yale Club of Beijing invites you to share the epic journey of Chung To, who quit a successful Wall Street career and gave 17,000 AIDS-impacted children an education and a bright future. Mr. To, founder of Chi Heng Foundation, which was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, will share his insights on how Chi Heng grew in an effective and sustainable manner.
活动时间：8月31日（周一）19:00—21:00 (有茶点招待) 活动地点：四合书院 北京市东城区沙滩北街中老胡同28号（近五四大街西口）
Tel: 6601-6366 地图map: http://www.courtyardinstitute.com/?page_id=360&lang=en 报名链接：https://yoopay.cn/event/52143885 报名费用：50元。座位有限，请速报名。实际到会者会收到退费50元。Space is limited. Please sign up to ensure seating. Those who attend will be refunded their ¥50 sign-up fee. 演讲语言：中文。 Presentation in Chinese. Q&A’s in Chinese & English. 参会资格：不限于耶鲁校友。
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On August 20, over sixty people attended this event at the Yale Center Beijing to discuss the upcoming COP21 United Nations meetings on climate change taking place in Paris. The [...]
On August 20, over sixty people attended this event at the Yale Center Beijing to discuss the upcoming COP21 United Nations meetings on climate change taking place in Paris. The speakers, Dr. Daniel Price, Wang Tian and Tsering Bum all shared their personal and professional knowledge on recent climate change initiatives and policies. Dr. Daniel Price, who studies climate change in the Antarctic, spoke about the need to increase awareness of the COP21 meetings and their significance to the future of climate change policy around the world. In order to raise global awareness, Dr. Price and several colleagues began the Poles to Paris project. Dr. Price is cycling from Antarctica to Paris and speaking with various groups concerned with climate change along the way. Wang Tian (FES ’11), researcher at the National Climate Strategy Center, spoke of the recent policy history concerning climate change and how this has helped form the policy discussions that will be had at COP21. Tsering Bum, a researcher at Shan Shui Conservation Center, spoke about his research focusing on the “third pole,” the Tibetan Plateau, and how climate change has affected the communities who live in the region and whose livelihood depends on water from the plateau. All three speakers emphasized the importance of increasing awareness of the effects of climate change on the planet and the crucial role that the COP21 meetings will play in setting the global climate change agenda.
To learn more about Pole to Paris, visit their website.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ms. Ulrich works with all lines of business at JPMorgan Chase to foster greater cross-border [...]
Ms. Ulrich works with all lines of business at JPMorgan Chase to foster greater cross-border collaboration and strengthen senior client relationships in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world. Educated at Harvard and Stanford Universities, Ms. Ulrich is one of the most prominent advisors to the world’s largest asset-management companies, sovereign wealth funds, and multinational corporations. Her views influence the allocation of trillions of dollars of investments.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
During this talk, we will discuss Yale’s earliest [...]
During this talk, we will discuss Yale’s earliest contacts in China, through the work of the Yale-China Association (雅礼协会, formerly “Yale-in-China”) since 1901. Many of the institutions originally established by the organization are thriving today and Yale-China’s programs continue to bring Yale graduates and professors to its many partners located all over China.
A panel of Yale-China alumni from over the decades as well as the Association’s trustees will share their views on the evolution of education and health care in China as well as their own experience being part of the Yale-China community. You will also meet the incoming teaching fellows from Yale College Class of 2015 who will be headed to Hunan and Anhui in the fall to start their teaching fellowships and continue this century-long tradition. For information on the speakers and to register for this event, click https://yoopay.cn/event/20150808.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
More than 90 Yalies and friends of Yale attended a welcome reception for newly accepted students and scholars, held [...]
More than 90 Yalies and friends of Yale attended a welcome reception for newly accepted students and scholars, held at Yale Center Beijing. Jointly sponsored by the Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing, the event provided a great opportunity for prospective students with diversified backgrounds to mingle with the Yale community in Beijing and get tips for their journeys starting this fall. Newly elected officers of the Yale Club of Beijing delivered their greetings to all incoming students and new club members.
Immediately after the above welcome reception, Prof. Catherine Hill delivered a talk about the American liberal arts education to a packed room of Yalies, Vassar alumni, friends and aspiring high school students.
Prof. Hill said that besides academic achievement, the word “multi-layered” best describes the four-year life in a liberal arts college. Students share their life experience, thoughts, and ideas together. The unforgettable long nights, the three-hour lunch in the dining hall, the deep discussion with the faculty who live by the college, these moments add up to make the students “multi-layered.”
The ability to understand and engage in the lives of others, and the world we live in, is what a liberal arts education nurtures. These skills not only allow one to live richer, fuller lives as individuals; they are also vitally important to comprehending and succeeding in this new world – and to making it better. At a time when respectful debate and the public good are under challenge, our nation and our world need good citizens like never before – well-informed people who can address issues articulately because they have a wide base of knowledge and who have the ability to employ that knowledge critically and creatively. This is the kind of person that liberal arts institutions have produced for the past 150 years. And offering this kind of education is what we will keep doing for the next 150 years.
Original announcement as follows
The Yale Club of Beijing, the Yale Center Beijing and Vassar College alumni Club jointly invite you to a talk by Dr. Catherine B. Hill, Vassar College President and Yale Corporation Alumni Fellow, followed by a reception in her honor.
Catharine Bond Hill became the tenth president of Vassar College in July 2006. Hill is a noted economist whose work focuses on higher education affordability and access, as well as on economic development and reform in Africa.
Under Hill’s leadership, Vassar has reinstated need-blind admissions and replaced loans with grants in financial aid for low-income families. Vassar has also admitted 11 veterans to the Class of 2017 and 10 to the Class of 2018, through a joint initiative with the Posse Foundation. Vassar hopes that the Vassar Veterans Posse will spread to other colleges and universities in the coming years. Other initiatives include greater community outreach, and the development of tools and resources for institutional research and long-term planning. Hill also teaches an advanced-level seminar at Vassar on the economics of higher education.
Hill continues to study the access by low-income students to highly selective colleges, and the net prices paid by these colleges’ students relative to their family incomes. This includes “Low-income students and highly selective private colleges: Geography, searching, and recruiting” (Economics of Education Review, 2010) and “Affordability: Family incomes and net prices at highly selective private colleges and universities” (Journal of Human Resources, 2005), recent publications with longtime co-author Gordon C. Winston. She has also authored opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed, and been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News Service, Money magazine, and the New York Times, among other outlets.
Hill has been selected for a number of scholarly awards, grants, and fellowships from organizations including the American Council of Learned Societies, Brookings Institution, National Science Foundation, and Social Science Research Council. The work of Hill and her colleagues on the economics and affordability of higher education was primarily supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Hill is a trustee of Cooper Union, Ithaka Harbors, Inc. and was recently elected to serve as an alumni fellow to the Yale Corporation. Hill previously served on the Board of the College Board, the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, and on the Board of the Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first liberal arts college.
Prior to her Vassar presidency, Hill served seven years as the provost of Williams College, where she had chief academic and financial officer responsibilities. Hill originally joined the economics faculty at Williams in 1985. She and her family lived from 1994 – 1997 in the Republic of Zambia, where she was the fiscal/trade advisor and then head of the Harvard Institute for International Development’s Project on Macroeconomic Reform, working in the Ministry of Finance and with the Bank of Zambia. She has written widely from her experiences in Africa, including co-editing the books Promoting and Sustaining Economic Reform in Zambia (2004) and the widely reviewed Public Expenditure in Africa (1996). In her earlier career she worked for the World Bank, and the Fiscal Analysis Division of the U. S. Congressional Budget Office.
Hill graduated summa cum laude from Williams College, and also earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at Brasenose College, Oxford University, with first class honors in politics, philosophy and economics. She completed her Ph.D. in economics at Yale University.
Date: Saturday, June 27th
4:00-5:30pm President Hill’s speech and Q&A’s
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
Eligibility: This event is open to all.
Cost: RMB80, sign up here https://yoopay.cn/event/41993267 RMB40 for those who graduated in 2013 or later from Yale’s or Vassar’s under-graduate colleges.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing are hosting a talk and reception with Dr. Stefan Simon, entitled, "Cultural Heritage In Crisis -- Are we Losing Our Past?". Cultural [...]
The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing are hosting a talk and reception with Dr. Stefan Simon, entitled, “Cultural Heritage In Crisis — Are we Losing Our Past?”. Cultural heritage is about identity, knowledge, and the future, as well as the past. As a global university, Yale needs to lend its voice to this conversation and participate in international collaboration efforts to rescue and preserve cultural heritage. The lecture will discuss threats affecting cultural heritage on various levels and ways to address and mitigate them.
Venue: Yale Center Beijing (36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue 建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层)
Time: Registration. Refreshments will be served.
Cost: 40 RMB. Please reserve your tickets in advance at https://yoopay.cn/event/05272015
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open, humorous, insightful, and straightforward, Ms. Hung Huang shared with a young and enthusiastic audience her stories and opinions at the Yale Beijing Center in the evening of May 22. [...]
Open, humorous, insightful, and straightforward, Ms. Hung Huang shared with a young and enthusiastic audience her stories and opinions at the Yale Beijing Center in the evening of May 22. Ms. Hung is not only a visionary leader in China’s fashion industry, but also an inspiring yet humble teacher, willing to share her life wisdom with the younger generation. The topics of discussion were wide ranging, from how she got into publishing the magazineiLook, to her retail venture Brand New China featuring Chinese designers, to being an independent thinker, to fostering innovation and creativity, to women’s position in society, and to marriage and child-bearing. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ms. Hung is also the author of a popular blog and micro-blog, with the latter having more than 9 million followers. She serves on the Board of Trustee of her alma mater Vassar College.
Special thanks to Hannah Wang for inviting Ms. Hung and moderating the discussions. This talk was co-sponsored by the Yale Club of Beijing, the Yale Beijing Center, and Yale School of Management Alumni Association Beijing Chapter.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This talk explores the discoveries at Dunhuang and how these finds [...]
This talk explores the discoveries at Dunhuang and how these finds have transformed our understanding of Chinese culture and society. The event is co-sponsored by the Yale Club Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania Club of Beijing, and the Courtyard Institute.
Dunhuang caves and their vast riches remain one of the most fascinating discoveries in archaeological history. In 1900, nearly 50,000 manuscripts were discovered hidden in a cave among the Mogao Grottoes near the oasis of Dunhuang in the northwest of China. Indicative of a pilgrimage site along the Silk Road, these manuscripts range from prayers in Hebrew to detailed economic records to devout Buddhist sutras. The accompanying mural paintings together with paintings on silk provide the most robust collection of aesthetic styles and iconography to survive from the medieval period.
Over the course of the 20th century, news of the discovery spread throughout the West, Japan, and China, bringing extraordinary attention to this obscure Buddhist pilgrimage center and its wealth of cultural resources. This find and its scholarship blossomed into its own field of research, Dunhuang Studies 敦煌学, which in turn has revolutionized our understanding of Chinese culture and history. In fitting recognition of the site’s culture significance, the Mogao Caves were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and they continue to draw tens of thousand of visitors every year as one of China’s most spectacular archaeological sites.
Neil Schmid explores the discoveries at Dunhuang and how these finds have transformed our understanding of Chinese culture and society. In particular, he will focus on two Tang Dynasty caves together with related manuscripts and artistic materials to investigate how these unique resources shed new light on the medieval Chinese world. Our task will be to unpack these caves in all their splendor, in effect explaining how to “read” the ritual and artistic program experienced by their Tang Dynasty patrons, a program said to contain the very universe itself. In doing so, we will address two crucial questions: First, how did the artistic riches in these caves reflect people’s views of themselves and their world? Secondly, what unexpected insights do Dunhuang materials provide about daily social and religious life in medieval China? The talk will conclude with a brief synopsis of recent changes at Dunhuang, such as the newly built visitors center, and prospects for the site’s future.
About the Speaker:
Neil Schmid is a specialist in Chinese Buddhism and Dunhuang Studies. After completing an M.Phil at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, he taught at UNC, Duke, and Penn, publishing on Chinese Buddhism, art, and Dunhuang. Since 2011, he has served as Country Director of DKT International, Beijing. More recently, Neil was named Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Time: Thursday, April 16th, 7pm- 9pm
Venue: Courtyard Institute (No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District) MAP
Tickets: (a) On-line: ¥75/person and ¥40 for Yale’s undergraduate colleges or Penn’s in 2013 or later (ten discounted tickets available, please provide school affiliation and grad year, first-come first-served). Please order “Regular” or “Resent Yale or Penn Grads” tickets at yoopay.cn/event/25846129; (b) Walk-ins: ¥100/person. Limited seating – Please purchase your tickets online in advance.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The spring evenings in Beijing can still be chill, but last Thursday night (March 26th, 2015), in a quintessential Beijing traditional courtyard, the faces of a crowd were lit up [...]
Mr. Breiding underlined that a critical factor of success in both Switzerland and Silicon Valley is the openness towards bilateral immigration. Numerous highly successful companies from both countries, including ABB, Nestle, Google and Amazon are founded by immigrants who had to work harder to bring in new ideas.
Have you ever wondered, why, Switzerland, a tiny, landlocked country with scarce natural resources has become one of the most competitive, innovative and economically thriving country in so many areas while maintaining a stunning natural environment? For many years, Switzerland has been ranked as the world’s most innovative economy and the world’s most competitive country.
What are their secrets? With the ever-changing environment of the global economy, can they continue to win the global competition?
The answer could be found in Swiss Made: The Untold Story Behind Switzerland’s Success, a book by R. James Breiding, which offers an in-depth understanding of how Swiss entrepreneurs rose to success, and how these entrepreneurs and visionaries have conquered world wars, economic crisis, industry restructure and eventually created the success of “Swiss Made”, which lies in centuries of innovation, entrepreneurship and craftsmanship.
R. James Breiding is a founder and owner of Naissance Capital, a Zurich investment firm. At Naissance he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Naissance and for identification and execution of its investment projects. James Breiding has considerable experience in investment management, most recently as managing director of Templeton in Switzerland. He served in prior positions as a director of Rothschild Corporate Finance and as vice president of Bank Julius Baer responsible for alternative investments. He qualified as a chartered accountant and served as a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He graduated with a Master degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and IMD, Lausanne. He was awarded a fellowship from Harvard’s Center for International Development.
Thanks to Swissnex China’s financial support, we are able to lower the price for this event. Swiss Center has kindly provided 30 copies of Swiss Made for those who ask questions. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale School of Management Alumni Association Beijing Chapter.
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 7:00pm Registration. (Refreshments will be served.)
7:30pm Talk and Q&A
Location: Successful registrants will receive email notice of venue.
Cost: RMB50 on-line at this link; free for 2013 or later Yale College grads (sorry grad and professional school alums) and the first five IMD alumni to register.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As part of the Yale Center Beijing – Yale Club of Beijing Speaker Series, American author Michael Meyer gave a talk at the Yale Center Beijing on his new book [...]
As part of the Yale Center Beijing – Yale Club of Beijing Speaker Series, American author Michael Meyer gave a talk at the Yale Center Beijing on his new book In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China. The region in this book is known today as Dongbei, the northeast. Meyer, having lived years in Dongbei and whose wife is from that area, shared with the audience the region’s present and history, anecdotes from exploring the region, and how to survive its cold winters.
Yale Club of Beijing – Yale Center Beijing Speaker Series Event
Author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing, Guggenheim Fellow and
Professor of nonfiction writing at University of Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, March 23
Registration: 12:00-12:30; Presentation and Q and A: 12:30-1:30 PM
A light lunch will be served.
Location: Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai, 36th Floor, Tower B of IFC Building (Yong’anli Subway Station)
Registration: ¥40. Please register here.
This event will be in English.
Meyer will show slides from his research and present on the successes and challenges of reporting from the Chinese countryside.
(Monday) 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Interested in the M.A. in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute? Hear Jackson Institute Senior Fellow Stephen Roach provide an overview of [...]
Venue: Yale Center Beijing, 36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue 建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层
Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
RSVP: Please kindly RSVP at this link. OK to drop in if you haven’t RSVP’d. Questions? Email Cristin Siebert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yale Alumnus Mr. Ma Yansong, Founder and Principal Partner, MAD Architects. “Architecture shouldn’t be built to achieve the ambitions of its designers, it should reflect the cultural and contemporary [...]
Yale Alumnus Mr. Ma Yansong, Founder and Principal Partner, MAD Architects.
“Architecture shouldn’t be built to achieve the ambitions of its designers, it should reflect the cultural and contemporary spirits of the individual cities, where citizens could feel resonated and comfortable with it. ” Yale trained Architect Mr. Ma Yansong, shared his vision about designing Shan Shui city, a more harmonious, balanced architecture design philosophy to 60 Yalies and friends at Yale Center Beijing on March 18th.
For Ma, Architectures have become the symbol of “power and capitalism” in modern cities, where landmark buildings were built in repetitive forms and largely standardized as “monument for capitals”. His curvaceous “Monroe Buildings” (officially the Absolute Towers) in Chicago, was simply to reflect his vision to challenge the conventional and invite “nature” as his inspiration and primary focus. From his design work at Yale for the World Trade Center to his ultimate Beijing 2050, Ma shared with the audiences many of his design pieces that capture the unique essence of the environment and that rejuvenating the harmony of Nature in urban society lies in the center of his design philosophy.
Original announcement as follows
Yale Club of Beijing – Yale Center Beijing Speaker Series Event
Venue: Yale Center Beijing (36F, Tower B, IFC Building, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue 建国门外大街8号国际财源中心B座36层)
Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 7:00pm sign-in (refreshment will be served)
7:30pm to 8:30pm talk and Q&A
Tickets: (a) On-line: ¥50/person and free for 2013 or later Yale College grads. Please order “Regular” or “Recent Yale Grads” tickets at https://yoopay.cn/event/13595793.
(b) Walk-ins: ¥100/person.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Jan 17, around 40 members of the Yale community in Beijing gathered at the Yale Center Beijing for a enlightening talk by Dean Min Wang of the School of [...]
On Jan 17, around 40 members of the Yale community in Beijing gathered at the Yale Center Beijing for a enlightening talk by Dean Min Wang of the School of Design at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 中央美院设计学院. Dean Wang shared his experience at Yale and China and illustrated how Chinese and Western esthetics and cultures and his Yale education are blended into his design. He walked the audience through examples of his design work, especially those for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He also shared many interesting inside stories behind the design of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and demonstrated how the 2008 Olympic medal, the pictogram, the color system and the image were created, and how designers need to accommodate considerations other than artistic ones.
original announcement as follows
The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing invite you to a talk by Prof. Min Wang (1988 Yale MFA) about his experiences at Yale and China. He will walk us through examples of his design work, and illustrate how Chinese and Western esthetics and cultures and his Yale education are blended into his design.
Prof. Min Wang is the Dean of School of Design at China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 中央美院设计学院, the most prestigious and influential art school in China. Min is Chair Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Min Wang has been appointed by the Ministry of Education as Chang Jiang (Li Ka Shing Foundation) Scholars Chair Professor in 2007 and he is council member of Design Innovation, World Economic Forum (Davos), and member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and President of AGI China Chapter. Min Wang was the Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Committee from 2006 to 2008, responsible for the design of the Look of the Games. He has been also the Director of Art Research Center for Olympic Games (ARCOG) at CAFA since 2004. Under his leadership, the Center had created the medal, the pictogram, the color system, the image and identity guidelines, etc. for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Min was elected and served as the Vice President (07-09) of ICOGRADA (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, the world body for professional communication design). He was the key person for organizing the ICOGRADA World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing. Min has been the Design Director at Square Two Design. Min joined Square Two in 1998 after serving 8 years as Design Manager, Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer at Adobe Systems. Min Wang received MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1988 and he had been a visiting fellow in Germany at Akademe der Bildenden Kunste, Munich and Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. In 1989, he began lecturing in graphic design at Yale University School of Art, teaching graduate students until 1997. Min’s work has been exhibited internationally in showcases such as the Biennian of Graphic Design, Brno; Graphic Design Show in Beijing; Type Directors Club Exhibition in New York; Print Annual; and the International Poster Biennial Lahti and in the collection of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg; Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, etc.
Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 2:30pm Registration. Refreshments will be served.
3:00-4:30pm Presentation and Q&A
Location: Yale Center Beijing, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building
Address: No.8 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue,Chao Yang District,Beijing 100022
Cost: RMB80 on-line at Yoopay or RMB100 at the door.
Please present your photo ID for access to the building.
(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 am
Please join us for an enlightening discussion with our PKS scholars on “The How of Happiness: A journey of Self Discovery and Search for Meaning.” 幸福在哪里？人生定位与规划 讲者：汪冰博士： 北京大学精神卫生学博士，光华奖学金获得者，现任亚洲积极心理研究院首席研究员。他是第一位 代表了中国出席国际积极心理学学术大会的学者。他对积极心理学与领袖心理学有相当研究。 在各种电视台和广播电台也经常有他作为特殊嘉宾的声音与身影。除了国内外专业论坛和杂志刊登的文稿 外，他还著有：《世界多亏欠你，也要敢于拥抱幸福.》 他把美国大学名教授 Tal Ben-Shahar 在全哈佛大学排名第一的课程翻译成为中文：《幸福的方法》。汪冰博士学贯中西知识渊博，经常为大机构和重要学术讲座作出中-英或英-中即场翻译。 希望他的讲话会给大家带来灵感和指引。 The Project [...]
Please join us for an enlightening discussion with our PKS scholars on
“The How of Happiness: A journey of Self Discovery and Search for Meaning.”
外，他还著有：《世界多亏欠你，也要敢于拥抱幸福.》 他把美国大学名教授 Tal Ben-Shahar 在全哈佛大学排名第一的课程翻译成为中文：《幸福的方法》。汪冰博士学贯中西知识渊博，经常为大机构和重要学术讲座作出中-英或英-中即场翻译。 希望他的讲话会给大家带来灵感和指引。
The Project KickStart, a scholarship program helping students in their first year of College in Beijing, was founded by the late Dr. George Ling 10 years ago under the auspices of the Beijing Yale Club. Since the first 2 scholarships were awarded in 2005, the program has now sponsored 29 students in total. The consistent success of the PKS scholars demonstrates the value and impact of the program. Of the 13 graduates, 10 are now working in different walks of professional life including law, public service, finance and IT, while the other three are pursuing graduate school. The 16 undergraduates are spread out in various fields such as architecture, natural sciences, diplomacy, statistics, economics, law, and engineering. Two students have gone on to study abroad, with one even passing the bar exam in the City of New York. By and large, our scholarship student body is a very talented and conscientious group, treasuring their opportunity and ready to lend a helping hand to their peers and people around them.
Aside from awarding one year’s scholarship, we also endeavor to grow and mature together with our scholars through a group of mentors established in different fields who can serve as resources to answer questions and offer guidance throughout the rest of their academic lives. At least 5 mentors will be present on Saturday, including two who will give short 10-minute talks. We will also invite all our former and present scholars to attend with one or two of his or her best friends or classmates so they would be able to share their experiences together.
As we are limiting attendance to 30 persons, please sign up as early as possible and no later than 18th December 2014 by emailing Catherine Feng (email@example.com). We are also inviting Yalies interested in Project KickStart to attend and to interact with the PKS scholars. If you cannot make it this time but would like to know more about PKS, please drop us a note so that we can keep you updated.
Schedule of Events:
6:00 to 6:15 Video screening of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Speech
6:15 to 6:45 A Light sandwich bag supper / Self-introduction sharing your aspiration in life and, if with friends, introducing your friend or school mate and his or her aspiration. 主持人介绍嘉宾。
6:45 to 7:30 汪冰： 《幸福在哪里？ 人生定位与规划》
7:30 to 7:45 刘贞华: 《大学生活与职业发展的关系》
7:45 to 8:00 刘恒： 《面试需知》 《选择咨询就是选择了一种生活方式》
8:00 to 8:45 Getting to know you…. 同学们与讲者及各导师自由交流
8:45 to 9:00 讲者与各导师总结同学们最关切的问题
9:00 会议结束，相约2015 续聚！
Date and Time: December 20, 18:00-21:00
Location: Yale Center Beijing, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building
Address: No.8 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue,Chao Yang District,Beijing 100022
各嘉宾务必注意：Please present your photo ID for access to the building.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing invite you to their first joint event: Why do we love iPhone but hate globalization? An illustrated presentation by Nayan Chanda, Editor-in-Chief, YaleGlobal Online Wednesday, December [...]
No single other word evokes as much passion as “globalization.” Despite opposition to the globalization process, there is near-universal appreciation of the connections and products it makes possible, such as the iPhone. Globalization is accused of increasing global poverty, unemployment and inequality, and hastening ecological catastrophe through unbridled exploitation of natural resources. This presentation will address the reasons behind the riddle of love and hate of globalization. Chanda argues that while concerns are justified, they are not the result of some policy called “globalization”, but the consequences of an accelerated process of interconnectedness. Today the problems emerge at unprecedented speed and are more visible, leading one to blame the process rather than examine the driving force behind it. What are the economic and technological forces of globalization? How did the history of science, politics, commerce and religion create today’s international system? What is the future of globalization?
Nayan Chanda is Editor-in-Chief of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at Yale’s MacMillan Center. He was previously with the Far Eastern Economic Review for almost 30 years as editor-at-large, editor and correspondent. He is the author and co-author of a dozen books, most recently Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization which has been translated into seven languages including Chinese. He is the 2005 recipient of the Shorenstein Award for journalism presented jointly by Stanford and Harvard Universities. He writes a regular column for the Straits Times, BusinessWorld and Times of India.
He graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata, received his post-graduate degree from Jadavpur University and studied international relations at the Sorbonne.
Direction: IFC is directly opposite the Jian Guo Hotel & Located in Yong Anli area (Yong Anli subway station, Exit C), south of Jianguomenwai Avenue（位于建国门外大街以南永安里地铁C出口，在建国饭店正对面）：59090200
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ellen R. Eliasoph, Pres. and CEO Village Roadshow Pictures Asia “My 20 Years in the Chinese Film Industry” Dec. 6, 2014 In keeping with other sectors of its economy, the Chinese film industry [...]
Ellen R. Eliasoph, Pres. and CEO
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia
“My 20 Years in the Chinese Film Industry” Dec. 6, 2014
In keeping with other sectors of its economy, the Chinese film industry has boomed in the last 20 years, with current box office revenues (US$5 billion) already reaching half of that of the U.S. market! Ellen Eliasoph, CEO of the independent studio Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, spoke with members of the Yale Club and BJ media circles on Dec. 6th, in which she outlined the industry’s spectacular rise, and shared her thoughts on the direction of Chinese film in the future.
It is clear that the import of foreign productions (currently at 30-34 per year, the first blockbuster being the Titanic in 1997) is having a major impact on the Chinese market, helping to expand audience numbers and shape changing viewer tastes. However, the rapid development of the domestic film industry itself, as well as the increasing numbers of Sino-foreign co-productions (first in 2003, Turn Left, Turn Right) are also raising the bar, bringing welcome skills and discipline into all areas of film-making in China: script development, production management, visual effects, budgeting, and advertising. While the emphasis at the moment is on Chinese language films aimed at the Chinese or Greater China market, there is no doubt that in the future, productions from China will also have increasing impact on the global cinema world at large.
original announcement as follows
Ellen Eliasoph joined Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (“VRPA”) in 2011 after having worked in the Asia filmed entertainment sector for two decades. In her role of President and CEO of VRPA, Ms. Eliasoph leads the company in its business of identifying, developing, financing, producing, marketing and distributing feature films which are filmed principally in the Chinese language and widely distributed in the Mainland China and other Greater China markets.
Ms. Eliasoph became the first Hollywood executive to be based in China when she established Warner Bros.’ Beijing office in 1993. She imported The Fugitive to China as the first Hollywood revenue-sharing film. During her long tenure as Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures China, Ms. Eliasoph arranged and managed the China releases of the Matrix and Harry Potter series and many other blockbusters, and served as the Warner Bros. production executive on many Sino-foreign co-productions, including Johnnie To’s Turn Left, Turn Right, The Painted Veil, which starred Edward Norton and Naomi Watts, and Ning Hao’s Crazy Stone and Crazy Racer.
Ms. Eliasoph has pioneered the creation of the deal structures by which Sino-foreign co-productions are developed, produced and exploited. Since joining VRPA, she has established and led the company’s China production efforts. VRPA’s first two releases, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West（西游降魔篇), and Leste Chen’s Say Yes! (101次求婚) dominated the Mainland China box office during the February 2013 Chinese New Year period, breaking several records in the process. VRPA’s upcoming China projects include Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal(钟馗伏魔:雪妖魔灵), releasing at Chinese New Year 2015; Mountain Cry (喊山), currently in post-production; IPO (Chinese name TBD) and Hide and Seek (捉迷藏), both of which begin filming in March 2015.
Ms. Eliasoph is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College and a graduate of Yale Law School. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She first came to China in 1979 as part of the initial group of American students to study in China following normalization of U.S./China diplomatic relations. Long committed to the cause of cooperation between the U.S. and China in the cultural and entertainment sectors, Ms. Eliasoph was one of the co-founders, organizers and producers of the U.S.A. National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 3:00pm (please arrive by 2:45pm)
Venue: 3D Theater within朝阳规划艺术馆 Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning (Please enter from the museum’s East Entrance) ; Tel: 6585-1500
Cost: ¥30 on-line (by 11pm on 12/5) at https://yoopay.cn/event/25377371 and ¥100 at the door.
Note: This event is closed to media and no cameras are allowed, nor pictures or recording on cell phones.
Direction: See map below. The Museum is ONLY accessible through Chaoyang Park’s Gate East 5.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We hosted a screening of Yale World Fellow JIAN Yi’s documentary What's For Dinner?, which looks into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. [...]
JIAN Yi is an independent filmmaker and culture activist working between Beijing and Jiangxi. His documentary and narrative films have won international awards and been shown to audience around the world. JIAN founded IFChina Original Studio in Ji’an/Mt. Jinggangshan region in 2009, to spread documentary practices to small towns and villages. He is most interested in topics related unofficial history, religion, globalization, education and the environment.
Time: (Drinks and small bites will be served when room opens at )
Cost: RMB 75 per person
Venue: A restored courtyard house near the Forbidden City (see your e-ticket for details)
Sign-up: https://yoopay.cn/payment/payment/22001920 (Space is limited!)
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixty members of the Yale and Harvard Clubs of Beijing as well as other individuals in the Beijing community [...]
Sixty members of the Yale and Harvard Clubs of Beijing as well as other individuals in the Beijing community gathered on September 3rd in an intimate renovated hutong house to welcome Professor Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard. Professor Vogel’s topic for the evening was to share his views on the current tensions underlying the relationships among U.S, China and Japan. A lively question-and-answer session ensued with the assembled crowd relating to this vital and timely topic. The evening ended with Professor Vogel signing copies of his most recent book on Deng Xiaoping, in all three published versions (the English original, the Hong Kong translation, and the Mainland Chinese edition)!
Aside from offering insights on how increased trust and understanding can be developed among the three powers through the judicious use of military, commercial and agricultural channels, Vogel emphasized the role of education, and particularly the personal connections formed in university that could make such a difference in smoothing international tensions. The Professor explained how after his retirement in 2000 at the age of 70 he is devoting his energy to helping the American public understand China, and hence his work on Deng. (All proceeds from the book, by the way, are going to support Asian scholars at the Ohio Wesleyan, his alma mater). It is Vogel’s hope that young scholars can overcome the current pressure to become overspecialized, and to keep themselves as informed and open as possible in pursuit of a broader perspective. This view is certainly in line with what the Yale Club of Beijing offers to its members as well as the surrounding community.
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Yale and Harvard Clubs of Beijing
The Harvard and Yale Clubs of Beijing invite you to a talk by Prof. Ezra F. Vogel about the complex relations among China, Japan and the U.S.Prof. Vogel is the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard, having served as Director of East Asian Research Center and Chairman of the Council for East Asian Studies, as well as Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Center for International Affairs. He was also Director of the Fairbank Center and of the Asia Center. From 1993 to 195, he served as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C.Prof. Vogel graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1950 and received his Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard. In 1960-1961 he was assistant professor at Yale and from 1961-1964 a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, studying Chinese language and history. He remained at Harvard until he retired from teaching in 2000.
Prof. Vogel has written many books on Japan and China, e.g., Japan as Number One: Lessons for America (1979), One Step Ahead in China: Guangdong Under Reform (1989) and Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (2011), whose Chinese version 邓小平时代 is available in China. He has lectured frequently in Asia, in both Chinese and Japanese.
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 7:30pm (Drinks will be served when room opens at 7:00pm)
Cost: RMB70 per person
Venue: A restored courtyard house near the Forbidden City. (See your e-ticket for details.)
Sign-up: https://yoopay.cn/event/98873861 (Space is limited so sign up now!)
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Yale Club of Beijing graciously thanks Colm and Carol Rafferty (SOM '04 and Morse '00) for organizing and sponsoring this event.
The Yale Club of Beijing graciously thanks Colm and Carol Rafferty (SOM ’04 and Morse ’00) for organizing and sponsoring this event.
The Yale Club of Beijing, in collaboration with film producer & director, Porter Erisman, will be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Crocodile in the Yangtze (The Alibaba story).
Crocodile in the Yangtze follows China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China’s first global Internet company, Alibaba Group. An independent memoir written, directed and produced by an American who worked in Ma’s company for eight years, Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ups and downs of life in a Chinese Internet startup at a time when the Internet brought China face-to-face with the West. Crocodile in the Yangtze draws on 200 hours of archival footage filmed by over 35 sources between 1995 and 2009. The film presents a strikingly candid portrait of Ma and his company, told from the point of view of an “American fly on a Chinese wall” who witnessed the successes and the mistakes Alibaba encountered as it grew from a small apartment into a global company employing more than 20,000 employees.
Movie Preview: http://crocodileintheyangtze.com/index.html
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm. The movie will run about 75 mins, followed by 20 mins of Q&A with the movie director.
Location: The Capital Club, 50/F. Capital Mansion, No. 6 Xin Yuan Nan Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing
Cost: All costs for this event are being sponsored by former Alibaba employee Colm Rafferty (SOM ’04), and his wife Carol Rafferty (Morse ’00).
RSVP: https://yoopay.cn/event/80777942 This event is open to all Yale Club of Beijing dues-paying members as well as non-dues paying members (friends of YCB). Seats allocated will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to dues-paying members.
Porter first landed in China in 1994 and, after a year of Chinese language study, fell into a six-month stint as host of China Through Foreigners’ Eyes, a travel program on China Central Television. After studying for an MBA in the United States from 1996-1998, Porter returned to China and worked at Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing, overseeing an Internet marketing group as China’s Internet began to take off. Lured by the excitement of joining an Internet startup, Porter joined Alibaba.com in April 2000, just as the company moved out of a small apartment. From 2000-2008, Porter worked as a Vice-President at Alibaba.com and Alibaba Group, at various times leading the company’s international website operations, international marketing and corporate affairs. In 2002, Porter took a year off from Alibaba to travel around-the-world, during which time he spent two months riding a bicycle across China retracing the southern route of the Long March. Porter received a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Additional studies include courses at the Beijing Language University, the New York Film Academy and the Culinary Institute of America. Crocodile in the Yangtze is Porter’s first film.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A thunderstorm and the ensuing traffic chaos did not stop people from attending David Wertime’s talk on China's Information Game last Friday, June 13th. The talk [...]
A thunderstorm and the ensuing traffic chaos did not stop people from attending David Wertime’s talk on China’s Information Game last Friday, June 13th. The talk attracted more than 30 attendants from Yale, other Ivies, LSE and Tsinghua. David focused on how he started Tea Leaf Nation, the content and media analysis site, by analyzing hot topics on Chinese Weibo, and how he developed it into a leading site that was eventually bought in September 2013 by the Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings), which also owns Foreign Policy. He also discussed what it means to be a “cultural DJ”, or using cultural proximity to explain what’s going on in China, as well as enlightened most of those in the audience on the phenomenon of shamate (杀马特).
David Wertime is a Senior Editor at Foreign Policy. He has discussed Chinese media and U.S.-China relations on outlets including BBC television, Al Jazeera English television, Public Radio International, and Voice of America, and spoken before audiences that include the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Wilson Center and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. David is a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and a ChinaFile Fellow at the Asia Society. He had previously practiced corporate law in New York and Hong Kong. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chongqing. David graduated from Yale College in 2001 and holds a law degree from Harvard University.
—- original announcement as follows —
Information on China has never been more readily accessible, yet the relationship between China and the U.S. has become prone to false narratives and misunderstandings, says David Wertime, Foreign Policy’s Senior Editor. Join the Yale Club of Beijing for a dinner with David, who will speak about how information moves between the U.S. and China, how policy makers and average citizens should consume that information, and how existing Internet architecture could be used to raise the quality of information available about China. He will also talk about his journey launching Tea Leaf Nation, the content and media analysis site that was bought in September 2013 by the Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings), which owns FP.
David Wertime is a Senior Editor at Foreign Policy. He has discussed Chinese media and U.S.-China relations on outlets including BBC television, Al Jazeera English television, Public Radio International, and Voice of America, and spoken before audiences that include the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Wilson Center and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. David is a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and a ChinaFile Fellow at the Asia Society. Prior to joining FP, he co-founded Tea Leaf Nation, an independent media analysis company focused on China, later acquired by the Washington Post. Before that, he practiced corporate law in New York and Hong Kong. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chongqing. David graduated from Yale College in 2001 and holds a law degree from Harvard University.
Sign-up here: https://yoopay.cn/event/31763329
Date & Time: Friday, June 13, 2014. 7:30-9:00pm.
Cost: RMB200/person in advance via Yoopay, at https://yoopay.cn/event/31763329. Sign up early as there are only 30 seats. RMB300 at the door if there is still space.
Venue: Courtyard Institute 四合書院, near the Forbidden City. (The owner will make a brief intro of the courtyard’s history at 7:00pm.)
Zhonglao Hutong 28 near Western end of Wusi Dajie
中老胡同 28 號（紅點所示位置）近五四大街西口
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(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Saturday, April 19, the Yale Club of Beijing hosted an afternoon tea in the traditional Chinese courtyard [...]
On Saturday, April 19, the Yale Club of Beijing hosted an afternoon tea in the traditional Chinese courtyard Gui Gong Fu and invited Hollywood veteran financier Mr. Bennett Pozil to give a talk on “The Chinese Chollywood Dream: What’s Hot, What’s Not, and What’s Next in Film” to an audience of around 25 YCB members and friends. Mr. Pozil gave a vivid and humorous desciption of his many cases of financing in the Hollywood film industry, including the famous case of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and his many interesting encounters with Hollywood big names such as Zhang Ziyi. He also spoke candidly about some familiar cases of Chinese company investing in the US film industry, and how foreign investors should tackle the Chinese film market.
Mr. Pozil, a banker for over 20 years, serves as an Executive Vice President at East West Bank where he manages the Bank’s Corporate Banking Group. As part of his role, Mr. Pozil oversees the development of the Bank’s Entertainment Lending sector in the United States as well as in China. Prior to joining East West Bank, Mr. Pozil served for 11 years as the Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for Natixis, the French Banking Company. Mr. Pozil sits on the Board of Asia Society Southern California. He has structured the financing of over a hundred motion pictures, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hero; Fearless and Lost in Translation (卧虎藏龙、英雄、霍元甲（2006）、 and 迷失东京).
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS BELOW:
The Chinese Chollywood Dream: What’s Hot, What’s Not, and What’s Next in Film
Adding 7,500 cinema screens every year, China is the world’s second largest movie market by total box office sales, and Oscar-winning director Ang Lee predicts that Chinese-language cinema will earn more revenue than Hollywood in ten years. While Western producers are looking East, the Chinese are looking West as well. Dalian Wanda bought the 338-theater AMC Entertainment in the US and China Film Group has invested millions in upcoming Hollywood productions Seventh Sons and Warcraft. Helping us make sense of Chollywood’s rise and the East-West cross pollination is industry veteran Bennett Pozil, who has structured the financing of over a hundred motion pictures, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hero; Fearless and Lost in Translation (卧虎藏龙、英雄、霍元甲（2006）、 and 迷失东京). Mr. Pozil, a banker for over 20 years, serves as an Executive Vice President at East West Bank where he manages the Bank’s Corporate Banking Group. As part of his role, Mr. Pozil oversees the development of the Bank’s Entertainment Lending sector in the United States as well as in China. Prior to joining East West Bank, Mr. Pozil served for 11 years as the Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for Natixis, the French Banking Concern. Mr. Pozil sits on the Board of Asia Society Southern California.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 19, 2014. 3:00pm-4:30pm
Venue: a private club in a Chinese courtyard within the 2nd Ring Road (successful registrant will receive email confirmation with venue details)
Cost: ¥120 per person
(Saturday) 3:00 am - 4:30 am
Sixty School of Management students, alums and undergrads attended a cocktail reception and dinner for the Yale [...]
Sixty School of Management students, alums and undergrads attended a cocktail reception and dinner for the Yale SOM 2014 China Study Trip, led by Prof. Zhiwu Chen. Guest speaker Mr. Ding Xuedong reminisced about his time at a Yale Law School training program before launching into the world of investment and economic analysis. The evening then changed pace as Yale’s all-female Something Extra a cappella group captivated the audience with their voices, and provided an encore set after thunderous roars. Thanks again to Colm Rafferty (SOM ’04) and Carol Li Rafferty (Morse ’00) for organizing and sponsoring this event.
ORIGINAL NOTICE FOLLOWS BELOW:
Colm Rafferty (SOM ’04) and his wife Carol Rafferty (Morse ‘00) will be organizing a cocktail reception & dinner for the Yale SOM 2014 China Study Trip, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen. This year’s trip will include 22 Yale SOM students who will visit Beijing & Shenzhen for two weeks in March. The guest speaker for the event will be Mr. Ding Xuedong, Chairman of CIC, the China sovereign wealth fund. At the end of Chairman Ding’s talk and Q&A, there will be a special performance by the visiting 11-Yale College student all-girls acapella group “Something Extra of Yale”, who will be on tour in Beijing during that time. The event is for Yale Alumni only. Due to space limitations, the event venue can only accommodate a limited number of attendees, and so seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis, based on the RSVP below.
Event: Yale SOM China Study Trip Dinner
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 6pm – 9:00 pm, Cocktail reception, dinner, guest speaker, music performance
Cost: 600 RMB/person. The Rafferty family will sponsor the costs for all Yale Club of Beijing dues paying members that attend the event.
RSVP: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please note your Yale affiliation and if you are a Yale Club of Beijing 2014 dues paying member or not. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis. Click https://yoopay.cn/pay/21983253 to pay your 2014 dues.
Location: This will be provided to those RSVP’s that have been accepted.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Ding Xuedong, Chairman, CIC
Mr. Ding is the Chairman of Central Huijin. He is concurrently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIC. Prior to this, Mr. Ding served as Deputy Secretary General of the State Council. He held several positions in the Ministry of Finance, including Vice Minister, Assistant Minister, Director General of the Department of Education, Science and Culture, Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Director General of the Department of State-owned Capital Administration. In his earlier career, Mr. Ding served as Director General of the Department of Property Rights, and Director General of the Department of Human Resources& Head of the General Office, State-owned Asset Administration Bureau. Mr. Ding was born in 1960 and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance.
Trip Leader: Professor Zhiwu Chen, Yale School of Management
Professor Chen is an expert on finance theory, securities valuation, emerging markets, and China’s economy and capital markets. Dr. Chen started his career by publishing research papers in top economics and finance journals on topics related to financial markets and theories of asset pricing. Around 2001, Dr. Chen began to expand his research focus by going beyond mature markets and investigating market development and institution-building issues in the context of China’s transition process and other emerging markets. What institutions are necessary for markets to develop? Why is finance important for society? How does financial development affect social structure and individual freedom? His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Hong Kong, China and other countries. He is a frequent contributor to media publications in China on topics of economic policy, market development and legal reform. His list of books published in China includes: How Is Wealth Created? (2005), Media, Law and Markets (2005), Why Are the Chinese Industrious and Yet Not Rich? (2008), Irrational Overconfidence? (2008), The Logic of Finance (2009), 24 Wealth Lectures (2009), and Assessing China’s Economic Growth of the Past 30 Years (2010).
Special Performance: Something Extra
In the fall of 1978, Yale undergraduate Lori-Ann Wynter marched a group of tuxedo-clad young women on stage at a Dwight Hall jamboree. The emcee, taken aback, improvised: “And to conclude the night, here’s alittle…something extra!” Yale a Cappella has never been the same. Something Extra has earned a reputation as Yale’s finest all-female a Cappella ensemble. The group has toured throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, performing at venues from the White House and U.S. embassies, to the homes of Presidents Bush and Clinton, to the set of “Jeopardy!” Something Extra performs pop, jazz, indie rock, folk, and spirituals, as well as traditional Yale songs. Though none of the group majors in music, Something Extra’s repertoire is almost exclusively self-arranged: http://www.somethingextrayale.com
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Tuesday, February 25, the Yale Club of Beijing welcomed Prof. Ted Wittenstein, a Lecturer in Global [...]
On Tuesday, February 25, the Yale Club of Beijing welcomed Prof. Ted Wittenstein, a Lecturer in Global Affairs and Executive Director of Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, to dinner at Xiao Wangfu in Ritan Park for a presentation and Q&A about Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations. Prof. Wittenstein discussed more general international dilemmas as well as specifics regarding the state of cybersecurity in today’s world to a group of around 30 YCB members and friends. In attendance were students and faculty from local high schools, as well as many professionals working in tech and government in Beijing.
Ted is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and has held national security positions at the Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State. He also serves as Director of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, an academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world. For more information on the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, please see here: globalscholars.yale.edu
ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS:
Dinner Conversation with Prof. Ted Wittenstein on Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations: Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00pm
The United States and China, the two largest economic powers in the world, depend upon cyberspace for their economic productivity, social livelihood, and national security. The governments and industries in both countries, however, have become increasingly concerned about the safety of their information systems, and increasingly mistrustful of each other. In response to the importance and urgency of the issue, last summer Washington and Beijing agreed to form a Cyber Working Group as part of the bilateral Strategic and Economic Dialogue, and the first meetings were held in July and December 2013.
Cybersecurity has rapidly moved to the forefront as a source of growing tension in U.S.-China relations. The United States asserts that Chinese cyber intrusions targeting proprietary economic data and sensitive U.S. defense information are on the rise. Yet the revelations of former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have reinforced Chinese claims of American hypocrisy and fomented concerns that the United States is equally determined to undermine and exploit China’s networks. How can Washington and Beijing break this impasse and engage in a meaningful dialogue on cybersecurity? How can the two countries begin to build greater mutual understanding and cooperation, as well as develop common cybersecurity norms of behavior? Do any existing national and international frameworks provide a basis for strengthening U.S.-China cyber relations?
Edward “Ted” Wittenstein is a Lecturer in Global Affairs and Executive Director of Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, a new foreign policy program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, International Security Studies, and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, founded upon the recent donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Before returning to work for Yale, Ted held a variety of national security positions at the Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State. Ted also serves as Director of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, an academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world.
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2104
Location: CBD (Successful registrants will receive e-tickets with venue information. Check your spam folder if you do not receive your e-ticket.)
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Over dinner at vegetarian restaurant Tianchumiaoxiang, a group of Yalies and friends-of-Yale heard how Chris Barden (JE '89) turned from writer to social entrepreneur [...]
Over dinner at vegetarian restaurant Tianchumiaoxiang, a group of Yalies and friends-of-Yale heard how Chris Barden (JE ’89) turned from writer to social entrepreneur running a dog shelter and adoption operation. Chris showed us pictures of his 2011 rescue of dogs destined to be slaughtered. The rescue resulted in Chris sheltering 90 dogs. Using donated money, he then set up The Little Adoption Shop (领 养小铺) nearby the International Exhibition Center in Shunyi, hired staff to care for the dogs, paid for veterinarian services, and vetted potential adopters. Last year, 51 dogs were successfully adopted. Chris now shelters 150 dogs. During dinner, we had a lively discussion about how to make his operation more effective and better known, including using virtual adoption shops, events and new tools in social media. Starting this weekend, Chris will be holding an open house at the shelter for people to see and interact with the animals. The Yale Club of Beijing is donating the profit from this dinner to the adoption shop. Chris’s contact details: email@example.com, tel: 136-8360-2305, Weixin 13683602305, Weibo @ 领养小铺 or twitter: @lingyangxiaopu.
ORIGINAL EVENT NOTICE
Special Dinner with Chris Barden – An Extraordinary Beijing Life of a Fellow Yalie
Thursday, January 16, 7-9pm
Please join us for a special dinner conversation with Chris Barden, an extraordinary Yale alum (JE ’89), and share an inspiring Beijing story full of frustration, commitment, and, most importantly, LOVE.
Started as an interpreter and playwright, Chris has lived and worked in Beijing for over a decade. He used to lead a “normal” life, with stable income and decent social status. His life, however, experienced an unexpected sharp turn in April 2011, when he joined other volunteers to rescue 500 dogs bound to be slaughtered from a truck on the Beijing-Ha’erbin Highway. He adopted over 30 homeless dogs after the incident, and instantly became a famous shelter-provider for homeless dogs in Beijing. The number of dogs under his roof has swollen to over a hundred. Chris has since quit his job and became a full-time social worker sheltering homeless animals. He set up an “Adoption Shop” (领养小铺) in 2013 to help find ultimate homes for these animals. His work has been made even more difficult by financial instability, the huge expense of feeding his “babies” and regulatory and zoning hurdles. (See a China Daily video story here http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDc5NzI5NDIw.html or refer to the news coverage attached on the YooPay page by the Beijing Youth Daily.)
In addition to listening to Chris’s story, please utilize your intellectual and social capital to help him figure out a sustainable operational or business model as a meaningful and sustainable social enterprise. We will donate any profit from the dinner to Chris’s cause. On-site donation would be appreciated.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm