The Journey of a Lifetime

The Journey of a Lifetime

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coming Up Next: Connie Young Yu and Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers





Join me this coming Saturday, September 23 when I welcome by phone from San Francisco Connie Young Yu. 

Writer, historian and lecturer, Yu has devoted her life and energies for more than a quarter of a century casting light on the history of Chinese and Asian America that has been overlooked. 

She is a descendant of Chinese railroad workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad in the 19th century. Yu is also a Trustee Emeritus Board member of the Chinese Historical Society of America. She graduated from Mills College. 

In this first of two conversations I asked Connie Young Yu to educate me and our listeners about those Chinese railroad workers who endured hardship, sacrifice and discrimination as no one had before. 


Next week Yu will be back to share with us more of that amazing history -and what's being done to share the history and legacy of America's Transcontinental Railroad workers with the rest of the nation and the world. We'll hear about the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, and more! 

Tune in for the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac of events and happenings, Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts and more.

Our celebration of all-things Chinese resumes this coming Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH and anywhere via WGCH.com. 

If that's not convenient for you fear not: go to this link to our show archives on Podcasts.com and listen at your convenience. 


Xie xie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts, emails and blog site are here to connect you to my show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH Radio, China and the other cultures of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 

Subscribe by email to MarvelsofChina@gmail.comIf you prefer not to receive messages please respond with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject-box of your email. 

Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim's broadcasts are from AM1490 WGCH and anywhere on WGCH.com in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 

This show is title-sponsored by Beijing AmBridge International Culture Development Ltd. You are invited to explore how an alliance with Beijing AmBridge can help your company or organization grow and prosper. Call Beijing AmBridge's office in Beijing at 86-10-80775517 or email ambridge01@163.com

Corporate Executive Offices (CEO) in Greenwich, Connecticut USA is a supporting sponsor of this show. Since 1989, CEO has been a provider of world-class offices in a prominent, modern building with contemporary services, advanced technology and amenities that will help you focus on productivity while keeping your monthly costs under control. The best thing about CEO is that they treat you like family -only better! Visit them online at www.ceooffices.com or call 203-622-1300 today. 

When you visit San Francisco be sure to make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations. This impressive boutique hotel is has all the advantages: great location, easy access to ground transportation, clean, safe and easy on your budget. Staff are cheerful. professional and helpful. The Grant Plaza is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street, even Nob Hill. Restaurants and theaters are nearby. Located at 465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108-3208. Call (415) 434-3883

The Pacific Learning Consortium in Honolulu, Hawaii and Greenwich, Connecticut sponsors of the weekly Confucius Moment. Now collaborating with the Admissions Network of Chinese Universities and Colleges by offering the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program. Now qualified Americans can study on full scholarships for their Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chinese universities. Get started today by contacting PacificLearningConsortium@gmail.com.  Learn more online at www.pacificlearningconsortium.org. 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coming Up Next: Grant Hayter-Menzies Discusses Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton




Join me this coming Saturday, September 16 when I welcome back Grant Hayter-Menzies on the phone from British Columbia, Canada. Grant has a talent for writing books about extraordinary women who have found their way to defying the conventions of their time, as well as opening themselves to new cultures -Chinese culture in particular. 

He will be discussing his 2013 book Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton. (Link to Amazon.com) 

Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father, one of America's earliest feminist male educators, to reach for the stars. Instead, she reached for shadows. In 1920s Beijing, she discovered shadow theatre (piyingxi), a performance art where translucent painted puppets are manipulated by highly trained masters to cast coloured shadows against an illuminated screen. Finding that this thousand-year-old forerunner of motion pictures was declining in China, Benton believed she could save the tradition by taking it to America. 

Mastering the male-dominated art form in China, Benton enchanted audiences eager for the exotic in Depression-era America. Her touring company, Red Gate Shadow Theatre, was lauded by theatre and art critics and even performed at Franklin Roosevelt's White House. Grant Hayter-Menzies traces Benton's performance history and her efforts to preserve shadow theatre as a global cultural treasure by drawing on her unpublished writings, the recollections of her colleagues, the testimonies of shadow masters who survived China's Cultural Revolution, as well as young innovators who have carried on Benton's pioneering work.

Tune in for the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac of events and happenings, Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts and more.

Our celebration of all-things Chinese resumes this coming Saturday morning 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH and anywhere via WGCH.com. 

If that's not convenient for you fear not: go to this link to our show archives on Podcasts.com and listen at your convenience. 





Xie xie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts, emails and blog site are here to connect you to my show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH Radio, China and the other cultures of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 

Subscribe by email to MarvelsofChina@gmail.comIf you prefer not to receive messages please respond with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject-box of your email. 

Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim's broadcasts are from AM1490 WGCH and anywhere on WGCH.com in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 

This show is title-sponsored by Beijing AmBridge International Culture Development Ltd. You are invited to explore how an alliance with Beijing AmBridge can help your company or organization grow and prosper. Call Beijing AmBridge's office in Beijing at 86-10-80775517 or email ambridge01@163.com

Corporate Executive Offices (CEO) in Greenwich, Connecticut USA is a supporting sponsor of this show. Since 1989, CEO has been a provider of world-class offices in a prominent, modern building with contemporary services, advanced technology and amenities that will help you focus on productivity while keeping your monthly costs under control. The best thing about CEO is that they treat you like family -only better! Visit them online at www.ceooffices.com or call 203-622-1300 today. 

When you visit San Francisco be sure to make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations. This impressive boutique hotel is has all the advantages: great location, easy access to ground transportation, clean, safe and easy on your budget. Staff are cheerful. professional and helpful. The Grant Plaza is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street, even Nob Hill. Restaurants and theaters are nearby. Located at 465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108-3208. Call (415) 434-3883

The Pacific Learning Consortium in Honolulu, Hawaii and Greenwich, Connecticut sponsors of the weekly Confucius Moment. Now collaborating with the Admissions Network of Chinese Universities and Colleges by offering the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program. Now qualified Americans can study on full scholarships for their Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chinese universities. Get started today by contacting PacificLearningConsortium@gmail.com.  Learn more online at www.pacificlearningconsortium.org. 


Friday, September 8, 2017

Coming Up Next: Jeff Greene, Executive Director of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation (Part Two)




My next guest on tomorrow's September 9 broadcast will once again be Mr. Jeff Greene, executive director of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation. 

This is the second part of my discussion with him on Conversations on the history of the Flying Tigers and the foundation. 

The Chinese and American people share a common heritage that was forged in the skies above China during the Second World War. The purpose of the foundation is to rekindle the spirit of cooperation between the people of China and the United States by celebrating the contributions each has made, together and separately, to aerospace technology, science, commerce and exploration. 
By educating young people of the next generation as to the accomplishments of their forebears we can provide the inspiration that will spark greater achievement and cooperation in years to come.

The primary goal of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation will be to promote friendship and understanding between the United States and the China by fostering a practicable dialogue about our common aviation history.

You'll also hear about the upcoming Honoring Our Father's Flags symposium/conference by the Sino-American Aviation Foundation. It is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA November 9-11, 2017 -and you are invited to attend! Sponsorship opportunities are available for you. Contact (818) 679-5596 or BurmaJeff@yahoo.com

You'll hear more about the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act and how you can help. 

As always, we'll feature the Confucius Moment, journey to another of the Treasures of China, enjoy Chinese Fun Facts, give you news of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, and let you know what's going on and what to see on the Weekly Almanac. 

Mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, September 9 for the live broadcast on 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com. 

If you miss the live broadcast fear not; we'll post the archived broadcast on our Podcasts.com channel. 



Xie xie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts, emails and blog site are here to connect you to my show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH Radio, China and the other cultures of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 

Subscribe by email to MarvelsofChina@gmail.comIf you prefer not to receive messages please respond with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject-box of your email. 

Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim's broadcasts are from AM1490 WGCH and anywhere on WGCH.com in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 

This show is title-sponsored by Beijing AmBridge International Culture Development Ltd. You are invited to explore how an alliance with Beijing AmBridge can help your company or organization grow and prosper. Call Beijing AmBridge's office in Beijing at 86-10-80775517 or email ambridge01@163.com

Corporate Executive Offices (CEO) in Greenwich, Connecticut USA is a supporting sponsor of this show. Since 1989, CEO has been a provider of world-class offices in a prominent, modern building with contemporary services, advanced technology and amenities that will help you focus on productivity while keeping your monthly costs under control. The best thing about CEO is that they treat you like family -only better! Visit them online at www.ceooffices.com or call 203-622-1300 today. 

When you visit San Francisco be sure to make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations. This impressive boutique hotel is has all the advantages: great location, easy access to ground transportation, clean, safe and easy on your budget. Staff are cheerful. professional and helpful. The Grant Plaza is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street, even Nob Hill. Restaurants and theaters are nearby. Located at 465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108-3208. Call (415) 434-3883

The Pacific Learning Consortium in Honolulu, Hawaii and Greenwich, Connecticut sponsors of the weekly Confucius Moment. Now collaborating with the Admissions Network of Chinese Universities and Colleges by offering the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program. Now qualified Americans can study on full scholarships for their Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chinese universities. Get started today by contacting PacificLearningConsortium@gmail.com.  Learn more online at www.pacificlearningconsortium.org. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

SINO-AMERICAN AVIATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION: HONORING OUR FATHER'S FLAGS NOVEMBER 9 - 11, 2017 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

            


SINO-AMERICAN AVIATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION       
                               美中航空遗产基金会
                                                 
                                                               PRESENTS
                  THE THIRD EDITION OF THE FLYING TIGERS AND 
            THE SHARED AMERICAN AND CHINESE EXPERIENCE 
                   OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR CONFERENCE
              "HONORING OUR FATHER'S FLAGS"      
                      父辈的旗帜

                        NOVEMBER 9 - 11, 2017 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

              In conjunction with the Aviation Nation's 70th Anniversary 
                     of the USAF Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base


                         THE EVENT HAS THE SUPPORT AND ENDORSEMENT OF 

                         THE CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Nearly two and a half thousand American airmen gave their lives to defend the Chinese people during the Second World War, and more than 250,000 Chinese, men, women and children lost their lives as a direct result of assisting American airmen who were either shot down or forced down behind Japanese occupied Chinese territory.

The story of the American Airmen who are now known to history as the Flying Tigers and the Chinese people whom they were sent to defend, and fight alongside with, is one of the most remarkable stories of cooperation, personal sacrifice and lasting friendship to have emerged from the horror, destruction and tragedy of the Second World War. 

The participants of our "Honoring Our Father's Flags" symposium will examine, explore and share the experiences of their fathers, the American airmen who battled the ferocious military might of Imperial Japan, and the Chinese soldiers and civilians who bravely stood against, endured and tenaciously resisted one of histories cruelest military invasions.     

Additionally, working is close cooperation with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance at its national level and at it Las Vegas base Lodge, the event will focus attention on the importance of supporting the passage of: 


    THE CHINESE AMERICAN WORLD WAR II 
     VETERANS CONGRESSIONAL 
GOLD MEDAL ACT

Despite fewer than 120,000 Chinese Americans living in the United States during the Second World War, more than 20,000 served alongside their fellow Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in all the major combat theaters that their fellow Americans served and fought in.   

Due to the racially discriminatory laws of the period, many who served, were unable to hold citizenship until midway through the War.

Our event's "Father's Legacy" symposium will highlight the Second World War experiences of several Chinese Americans who saw active service in China as members of the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Army.

The membership of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation is committed to supporting the passage of the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act, (H.R. 2358 / S. 1050)

Efforts of the SAAHF to promote the passage of HR 2358 and S. 1050 are being coordinated by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance.


In May, 2017, the Alliance established the Chinese American World War II Veterans Recognition Project to recognize and honor the Chinese Americans who served during this period with the Congressional Gold Medal. To date, it has resulted in the introduction of Chinese American WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act, cosponsored by Rep. Ed Royce (CA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) as H.R. 2358 and co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL), Sen. Thad Cochran (MS) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI) as S.1050.


   INVITED SPEAKERS 

Key Note Speaker: General Ronald Fogleman, USAF (ret) Former Chief Of Staff of the USAF (ret)

Cynthia Chennault, Daughter of Lt. General Claire L. Chennault, USAF (ret). 

Major General William Chen, USA (ret) Son of USAAF Captain H.M. "Moon" Chen, China Air Task Force & 14th Air Force.

Chen Hao Xue  (Former Secretary General of the Chinese Foundation For Friendship With Foreign Countries and Chairman of The New Army Association, and former Mayor of Beijing) Son of Marshal Chen Yi  People's Liberation Army.

Edward Beneda, Son of Captain Glen Beneda USAAF, 14th Air Force, P-40 and P-51 Fighter Pilot.

Gao De Min, Son of Rita Wong, Red Cross Nurse assigned to the 14th Air Force.

Colonel Joseph W. Stillwell, USA (ret) III 
Grandson of General Joseph Stillwell, USA (ret).

Sr. Colonel Yan Zhenjiang, PLA (ret) President of China Association For Expedition.

Lt. Colonel Jack Bond, USAF (ret) Brother of Legendary Flying Tiger Fighter "Ace" Charles  Bond.

John Gong, Grandson of Major Arthur Chin, CAF & CNAC, America's First Fighter "Ace" of the Second World War. 

Lydia Rossi, wife of AVG "Flying Tiger" Fighter "Ace" and record setting CNAC "Hump" Pilot John "Dick" Rossi.

Connie Young Yu, Daughter of CBI Veteran Colonel John C. Young, USA (ret), Connie is a respected author and historian.

Michelle Clothier, Daughter of Paul Clothier, AVG "Flying Tiger," Ground Support Staff.

David Hayward, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force, B-25 Bomber Pilot.

Melvin McMullen, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force Air Gunner and Assistant Flight Engineer, B-24 Liberator Bomber.

James Wong, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force, Air Service Squadron, Bomb Site Engineer.

Jay Vinyard, USAAF 2nd World War ATC "Hump" Pilot, C-46 Transport. Jay is President of the Hump Pilot's Association.

Joseph Li, USAAF 2nd World War Flying T Radio Operator, Combat Cargo Commando, C-47 Transport.

Wayne Johnson, USAAF 2nd World War P-40 & P-51 Fighter Pilot, with the 118th Tactical Recon, Squadron. Wayne is a former President of 14th Air Force Association. 

Jill Schofield Mauriello
Daughter of Jack Schofield, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force, B-25 Bomber Pilot.

Arnold Spielberg, USAAF, 2nd World War Radio Operator 490th Bomb Squadron, "The Burma Bridge Busters," which operate over Burma as part of the 10th Air Force.

Arnold Bryant, USAAF 2nd World War Air Transport Command, Flight Engineer  C-87 & C-54 Transport.

Fulton Yee, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force.

Harold Tibbs, USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force Ground Staff.

Wesley Fonk, USAAF 2nd World War ground support staff with the 1st Combat Cargo Group's 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, which flew the C-46 "Commando" Transport.

Sheila Bishop Irwin, Daughter of AVG "Flying Tiger" Vice Squadron Leader Lewis Bishop

Leroy Parramore,  USAAF 2nd World War 14th Air Force C-47 Transport Pilot.

                                         VISIT THE SAAHF FACEBOOK PAGE AT:
               www.facebook.com/SinoAmericanAviationHeritageFoundation


SPONSORSHIPS 

(GOLD TIGER)                                                                              $10,000
Recognizes your firms support of projects and activities that encourage and promote cooperation and understanding between the people of the United States and China, by exploring and commemorating the shared history of the two countries during the Second World War.
5 minute address during Opening Symposium Session.
6minute address during the Flying Tiger CBI Veterans Banquet.  
1 Seat at Head table during the Flying Tiger CBI Veterans Banquet.
4 VIP Seats at the Flying Tiger CBI Veterans Banquet. 
VIP Photo Opportunity with Second World War CBI veterans and conference speakers.
Two page ad in event souvenir book. 
Name and title listed in all printed and electronic information relating to the Conference and its related activities, including SAAHF Web-site and Facebook Page. 
Placement of corporate logo on all banners and signage throughout all Conference venues and in all print and electronic promotional materials. 

(SILVER TIGER)                                                                             $6,000
Recognizes your firms support of projects and activities that encourage and promote cooperation and understanding between the people of the United States and China, by exploring and commemorating the shared history of the two countries during the Second World War.
3 minute address during Opening Symposium Session.
3 minute Address during the Flying Tiger CBI Veterans Banquet.  
1 seat at Head Table during the Flying Tiger CBI Veterans Banquet.
3 VIP Seats at the Flying Tigers CBI Veterans Banquet.
VIP Photo Opportunity with Second World War CBI veterans and conference speakers.
One and one half page ad in event souvenir book. 
Name and title listed in all printed and electronic information relating to the 
Conference and related activities, including SAAHF Web-site and Facebook Page. 
Placement of corporate logo on all banners and signage throughout all Conference venues and in all print and electronic promotional materials. 

(BRONZE TIGER)                                                                           $4,000
Recognizes your firms support of projects and activities that encourage and promote cooperation and understanding between the people of the United States and China, by exploring and commemorating the shared history of the two countries during the Second World War.
3 minute address during Opening Symposium Session.  
1 seat at Head Table during the Flying Tigers CBI Veterans Banquet.
2 VIP Seats at the Flying Tigers CBI Veterans Banquet.
VIP Photo Opportunity with Second World War CBI veterans and conference speakers.
One page ad in event souvenir book. 
Name and title listed in all print and electronic information relating to the 
Conference and related activities, including SAAHF Web-site and Facebook Page. 
Placement of corporate logo on all banners and signage throughout all festival venues and in all print and electronic promotional materials. 

SUPPORTING SPONSORBROARD MEMBER                      $2,500                              
Recognizes your firms support of projects and activities that encourage and promote cooperation and understanding between the people of the United States and China, by exploring and commemorating the shared history of the two countries during the Second World War.
2 minute welcoming address during Opening Symposium Session.  
2 VIP Seats during the Flying Tigers CBI Veterans Banquet.
VIP Photo Opportunity with 2nd World War CBI veterans and conference speakers.
Half page ad in event souvenir book. 
Name and title listed in all printed and electronic information relating to the. 
Conference and related activities, including Foundation Web-site and Facebook Page. 
Placement of corporate logo on all banners and signage throughout all 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Coming Up Next: Jeff Greene, Executive Director of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation (Part One)




My next guest on the September 2 and September 9 broadcasts will be Mr. Jeff Greene, executive director of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation. 

We'll be going back in time to the dark days of World War II when all seemed lost -except in one corner of the world where tigers roared -Flying Tigers, that is! 

The Chinese and American people share a common heritage that was forged in the skies above China during the Second World War. The purpose of the foundation is to rekindle the spirit of cooperation between the people of China and the United States by celebrating the contributions each has made, together and separately, to aerospace technology, science, commerce and exploration. 




By educating young people of the next generation as to the accomplishments of their forebears we can provide the inspiration that will spark greater achievement and cooperation in years to come.

The primary goal of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation will be to promote friendship and understanding between the United States and the China by fostering a practicable dialogue about our common aviation history.

As always, we'll feature the Confucius Moment, journey to another of the Treasures of China, enjoy Chinese Fun Facts, give you a preview of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, let you know what's going on and what to see on the Weekly Almanac -and we'll have an update about a distinguished Greenwich High School valedictorian and former guest who's still accomplishing great things. 

Strap yourselves in! Be sure to mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, September 2 for the live broadcast on 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com. If you miss the live broadcast fear not; we'll post the archived broadcast on our Podcasts.com channel. 





Xie xie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts, emails and blog site are here to connect you to my show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH Radio, China and the other cultures of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 

Subscribe by email to MarvelsofChina@gmail.com. If you prefer not to receive messages please respond with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject-box of your email. 

Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim's broadcasts are from AM1490 WGCH and anywhere on WGCH.com in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 

This show is title-sponsored by Beijing AmBridge International Culture Development Ltd. You are invited to explore how an alliance with Beijing AmBridge can help your company or organization grow and prosper. Call Beijing AmBridge's office in Beijing at 86-10-80775517 or email ambridge01@163.com

Corporate Executive Offices (CEO) in Greenwich, Connecticut USA is a supporting sponsor of this show. Since 1989, CEO has been a provider of world-class offices in a prominent, modern building with contemporary services, advanced technology and amenities that will help you focus on productivity while keeping your monthly costs under control. The best thing about CEO is that they treat you like family -only better! Visit them online at www.ceooffices.com or call 203-622-1300 today. 

When you visit San Francisco be sure to make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations. This impressive boutique hotel is has all the advantages: great location, easy access to ground transportation, clean, safe and easy on your budget. Staff are cheerful. professional and helpful. The Grant Plaza is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street, even Nob Hill. Restaurants and theaters are nearby. Located at 465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108-3208. Call (415) 434-3883. 

The Pacific Learning Consortium in Honolulu, Hawaii and Greenwich, Connecticut sponsors of the weekly Confucius Moment. Now collaborating with the Admissions Network of Chinese Universities and Colleges by offering the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program. Now qualified Americans can study on full scholarships for their Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chinese universities. Get started today by contacting PacificLearningConsortium@gmail.com.  Learn more online at www.pacificlearningconsortium.org

Saturday, August 26, 2017

GREENWICH TEEN WILLIAM YIN AWARDED $25,000 FOR DEVELOPING PATCH THAT DETECTS HEART DISEASE


When I interviewed William Yin, valedictorian of the Greenwich High School Class of 2017, I knew that he's be accomplishing great things and going places. We did not have to wait long! Congratulations, William!



William Yin Named a 2017 Davidson Fellow

Reno, Nev. – The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2017 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 18-year-old William Yin of Greenwich

Yin won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, Portable, Low-Cost Tattoo-Based Biosensor for the Non-Invasive Self-Diagnosis and Quantification of Atherosclerosis. He is one of only 20 students across the country to receive this honor.

“The Davidson Fellows Scholarship has allowed me to further pursue my research so that I may eventually introduce my device to a clinical setting,” said Yin. “In this way, I hope for this cost-effective and portable biosensor to greatly expand global access to diagnostic technology for atherosclerosis.”

Atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease are jointly
considered the leading cause of death globally, accounting for nearly one third of all deaths around the world. Early diagnosis of the disease is essential in preventing the onset of severe cardiac events, such as heart attacks or strokes. 


Yin’s research involved the development of a cost-effective, portable, efficient, and readily-accessible tattoo-based biosensor for the early diagnosis and quantification of atherosclerosis and its disease progression. The patch is designed to be placed on the skin outside of the carotid bifurcation, and communicates diagnostic results to the patient within 70 minutes.

At school, Yin has served as the leader of many clubs and organizations. He has participated in numerous science fairs, placing several times at both the Intel ISEF and ISWEEEP. He will present his work later this year at the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar in Sweden during the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Yin will attend Stanford University this fall. He has yet to decide his major, but hopes to pursue studies that involve research and innovation.


“We are thrilled to recognize the 2017 Davidson Fellows not only for their incredible projects, but also for the journey they forged to reach this point,” said Bob Davidson, founder of the Davidson Institute. “Every year I am amazed by the depth of the Fellows’ accomplishments. Through encouragement and recognition, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development anticipates that gifted students like these will be among the pioneers who will solve the world’s most vexing problems.”

The 2017 Davidson Fellows will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C., on September 27.

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship program offers $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships to students 18 or younger, who have completed significant projects that have the potential to benefit society in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature and music. The Davidson Fellows Scholarship has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to more than 300 students since its inception in 2001, and has been named one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships by U.S. News & World Report. It is a program of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Reno, Nev. that supports profoundly gifted youth.

About the Davidson Institute
Founded by Bob Davidson in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development recognizes, nurtures and supports profoundly intelligent young people, and provides opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. The Institute offers support through a number of programs and services, including the Davidson Fellows Scholarship and the Davidson Academy of Nevada. For more information about the 2017 Davidson Fellows, please visit www.DavidsonGifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship.




Xie xie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts, emails and blog site are here to connect you to my show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH Radio, China and the other cultures of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 

Subscribe by email to MarvelsofChina@gmail.com. If you prefer not to receive messages please respond with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject-box of your email. 

Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim's broadcasts are from AM1490 WGCH and anywhere on WGCH.com in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 

This show is title-sponsored by Beijing AmBridge International Culture Development Ltd. You are invited to explore how an alliance with Beijing AmBridge can help your company or organization grow and prosper. Call Beijing AmBridge's office in Beijing at 86-10-80775517 or email ambridge01@163.com

Corporate Executive Offices (CEO) in Greenwich, Connecticut USA is a supporting sponsor of this show. Since 1989, CEO has been a provider of world-class offices in a prominent, modern building with contemporary services, advanced technology and amenities that will help you focus on productivity while keeping your monthly costs under control. The best thing about CEO is that they treat you like family -only better! Visit them online at www.ceooffices.com or call 203-622-1300 today. 

When you visit San Francisco be sure to make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations. This impressive boutique hotel is has all the advantages: great location, easy access to ground transportation, clean, safe and easy on your budget. Staff are cheerful. professional and helpful. The Grant Plaza is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street, even Nob Hill. Restaurants and theaters are nearby. Located at 465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California 94108-3208. Call (415) 434-3883. 


The Pacific Learning Consortium in Honolulu, Hawaii and Greenwich, Connecticut sponsors of the weekly Confucius Moment. Now collaborating with the Admissions Network of Chinese Universities and Colleges by offering the Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program. Now qualified Americans can study on full scholarships for their Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Chinese universities. Get started today by contacting PacificLearningConsortium@gmail.com.  Learn more online at www.pacificlearningconsortium.org