The Journey of a Lifetime

The Journey of a Lifetime

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Announcement: Chinatowns of America Expeditions



Recently on the Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim Show I announced a new initiative for our listeners. 

Chinatowns of America Expeditions seeks to connect anyone and everyone with the colorful and exciting sights, sounds, flavors and textures of Chinese and Chinese American culture across the USA.

Whether it is a one-day excursion to a museum exhibit in New York City -or a multi-day trip to San Francisco's Chinatown or one in another of America's larges cities- I invite you to accompany me and others like you on immersive journeys that will tantalize you with the stuff of memories and spectacular experiences. 

I'll be announcing our initial expeditions due to begin in September. Contract me anytime at MarvelsofChina@gmail.com.

Coming Up Next: Author Sonia Hu Discusses Shanghai, Forever Lost: A Biography of My Grandmother and Mother




This coming Saturday, August 19 I will be welcoming Ms. Sonia Hu to the Conversations segment of the Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim Show. 

Hu is the author of Shanghai, Forever Lost: A Biography of My Grandmother and Mother. This nonfiction book is based on the true stories and events of both her grandmother and mother from 1920s Shanghai to 1950s Peking. 

Shanghai, Forever Lost presents the bonds and complexities between mother and daughter during the tumultuous years of China’s 20th century, a period dominated by war, political upheaval and human tragedy. 

Born and raised in Beijing, Sonia Hu began her career in publishing, translation and writing articles for Chinese Reader’s Digest and Foreign Theater magazines in 1985, Hu was a associate producer for the China Central Television Network, MTV and MTV Asia. 

She now lives in Rye, New York. Hu is a member of the North America Chinese Writers Association and the New York Chinese Women Writers Association. 

Presently, only a Chinese language edition of her book is available. Go to this link at amazon.com to order a copy: https://www.amazon.com/Shanghai-Forever-Lost-Biography-Grandmother/dp/1500244694

An English language edition of Shanghai, Forever Lost is in development. It will be released upon completion of translation. 

Be sure to tune in for the weekly Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts, Treasures of China and the Weekly Almanac of things happening here, there and everywhere. 

Our weekly celebration of all-things Chinese starts on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH in Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com

Can’t tune in for the live broadcast? Fear not! All of our shows are archived and freely available on our site on podcasts.com, by a link provided to our email subscribers, on Facebook, on MarvelsofChina.blogspot.com and on the Shows & Hosts section of WGCH.com


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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Coming Up Next: Join me in Welcoming Edmond Gor of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Chinese American World War II Veterans Recognition Project


Joining me from Houston, Texas USA on the Saturday, August 12 Conversations segment of the Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim Show is Mr. Edmond Gor. He is the national president of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (www.cacanational.org). 


Gor is going to share with you and me details of the Chinese American World War II Veterans Recognition Project (https://caww2.org). 


The project’s mission is to recognize, honor and celebrate the military service of Chinese Americans who fought in the Second World War through advocacy, education and preservation -ensuring that the outstanding achievements and contributions of these extraordinary members of America’s greatest generation will never be forgotten. 

Do you know that you can help? Here’s how:

Supporters will educate Members of the U.S. Congress about the achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Second World War. 

These efforts will culminate in the introduction of Bills in both the U.S. House and Senate to honor, recognize and celebrate these Veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal. 

Separately, a parallel effort will educate State Legislators about these veterans’ accomplishments and advocate for Resolutions recognizing their contributions.

Please help us in this effort by calling or writing to your Member of Congress and Senators, letting them know that you support a Congressional Gold Medal for Chinese American veterans of the Second World War. 

You could also help by calling or writing to your State Legislators and voicing your support for a Resolution honoring these veterans.

Find your Member of Congress and Senators: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Find your State Legislator: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator

Learn more by going to https://caww2.org

Be sure to tune in for the weekly Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts, Treasures of China and the Weekly Almanac of things happening here, there and everywhere. 

Our weekly celebration of all-things Chinese starts on Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH in Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com


Can’t tune in for the live broadcast? Fear not! All of our shows are archived and freely available on our site on podcasts.com, by a link provided to our email subscribers, on Facebook, on MarvelsofChina.blogspot.com and on the Shows & Hosts section of WGCH.com






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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Coming Up Next: Daisy Yiyou Wang, Ph.D., Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts USA


The New England states in the northeastern USA are sprinkled with small towns and old, historic homes that have stood on their foundations for centuries. As you can imagine each of those historic houses have fascinating stories to tell for travelers who visit them. 

Did you know that there is one house that stands out from among them all? Did you know that there is one authentic Chinese-built merchants mansion that you can visit without even leaving the borders of the USA? 


I refer to the one and only Yin Yu Tang, a late Qing dynasty merchant's house that was originally built in southeastern China’s Anhui province and moved to the campus of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts USA. 



In an earlier chapter in her life, Wang was a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral fellow, a Getty Museum Leadership Fellow and a grant reviewer for the Getty Research Institute and the Smithsonian. 

Wang earned her Ph.D. in Art History from Ohio University, her M.A. in English Literature and her B.A. in International Law and Affairs from the University of International Relations in Beijing. 

Before she joined the staff of the Peabody Essex Museum, Wang served as Chinese Art Specialist at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery where she contributed to a number of exhibitions. 

Wang is also a published author. Her publications cover topics ranging from Buddhist art to contemporary art and the history of collecting Chinese art. 

Known for her passion for sharing professional best practices and developing new partnerships, Wang founded the American Alliance of Museums’ China Program. This is the largest annual US-China museum professional exchange program. 

Wang is also working on a major traveling exhibition with the Palace Museum in Beijing about women in the Forbidden City. Yes -I have invited her to return to the show to tell us more. We'll have details for you when they are available. 

Guess what? You can personally visit Yin Yu Tang at the Peabody Essex Museum. Go to this link to learn how. You can also visit the house online! Go to this link and begin your tour.



Be sure to tune in for the weekly Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts, Treasures of China and the Weekly Almanac of things happening here, there and everywhere. 

Our weekly celebration of all-things Chinese starts on Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH in Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com

Can’t tune in for the live broadcast? Fear not! All of our shows are archived and freely available on our site on podcasts.com, by a link provided to our email subscribers, on Facebook, on MarvelsofChina.blogspot.com and on the Shows & Hosts section of WGCH.com



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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Coming Up Next: John Woo, Executive Director of Asian CineVision and the Asian American International Film Festival




It starts tomorrow, July 26, 2017 in New York City, USA! 

My guest on the upcoming July 29, 2017 show is Mr. John Woo, executive director of Asian CineVision and the Asian American International Film Festival. 

The 40th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF40), presented by Asian CineVision, announces the schedule of screenings to be held from July 26 to August 5 at various venues in Manhattan. 

AAIFF40 celebrates the variety of Asian and Asian American films and artists by presenting eight days of events. 

As the nation’s first and longest running film festival to honor the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent, AAIFF40 is proud to present 23 feature films and 63 short films in 7 shorts programs to represent 18 countries, as well as a diverse cast and range of themes.

To learn more about the full schedule of events, visit http://aaiff.org/2017.

Festival Ticket Information
For Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Events, please check website for ticket details. Tickets for general admission are $15.00. Tickets for seniors (65+), students and handicapped (must present valid ID) are $11.00. Tickets for ACV members and Community Partners are $11.00. Tickets are available for purchase on AAIFF40’s website. 

General Festival Information
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is a presentation of Asian CineVision. The festival is a celebration of inspiring Asian and Asian American works in film and media from innovative artists around the world. AAIFF40 takes place July 26 - August 5, 2017 in Manhattan venues including Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue) and Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).

About Asian CineVision:
Asian CineVision (ACV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American film and video.


The 40th Asian American International Film Festival is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Asia Society, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office–New York, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Hotel 50 Bowery, Beam Suntory, Hiro Sake, AARP, SAG-AFTRA HomeAdvisor, VividSeats, and the Friends of ACV. Incubated at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Coming Up Next: Dr. Karen McNeill, Architect Julia Morgan and the San Francisco Chinatown YWCA Building




My next guest on the Saturday, July 22 broadcast is Dr. Karen McNeill. She will be on the phone with us on Conversations to illuminate everyone on renowned American architect Julia Morgan. Dr. McNeill is considered the nation's foremost authority on the life and legacy of Julia Morgan. 

As the first female architect licensed in California and a graduate of the Ecole des Beau-Arts in Paris a century ago, her best known work was Hearst Castle in San Simeon. She designed over 700 buildings throughout the western USA. 

Morgan also designed the Chinatown YWCA building (pictured above) in San Francisco, now the museum and headquarters of the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). Click this link for pictures from my visit: http://marvelsofchina.blogspot.com/2017/05/up-close-and-personal-chinese.html

I visited the CHSA in March, admiring its many Chinese architectural elements and details -knowing that I had to learn more about this extraordinary, pioneering architect and share it all with you. 

We'll also feature our usual weekly words of wisdom in the Confucius Moment. On Treasures of China let your imagination soar as we'll take off for a new, amazing destination. Learn about what's going on and things to see at museums on the Weekly Almanac. We'll have more for you on Chinese Fun Facts, too. 

Be part of the journey this coming Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere in WGCH.com via audio-streaming

If you miss the show fear not! We'll post a link on our archives site on Podcasts.com and the blog site on the 2017 Shows page


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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Coming Up Next: Wes Radez of ChineseAmericanFamily.com



On the upcoming Saturday, July 15 show I'll be welcoming Mr. Wesley Radez, the man behind the web site ChineseAmericanFamily.com. He'll share his story and how his website and online business -Red Bean Company- can be of service to you. 

As Wesley states, "Chinese American family helps families bring Chinese culture into their daily lives in the United States. This site celebrates multicultural living, the blending of Chinese and American influences to create new, unique and exciting family traditions. I want Chinese American family to serve a diverse audience. Perhaps you are a first generation Chinese American, a grown-up hop a kid, a spouse in a multicultural marriage or a parent to a child adopted from China. Perhaps your love for Chinese culture simply comes from personal travel, work, or education. Whatever your connection with China and Chinese culture, you are welcome here."

You can subscribe by clicking the link I've provided. Did I mention that it's free? Yes, it is! 

We'll also feature our usual weekly words of wisdom in the Confucius Moment. On Treasures of China let your imagination soar as will take off for a new, amazing destination. Learn about what's going on and things to see at museums on the Weekly Almanac. We'll have more for you on Chinese Fun Facts, too. 

Be part of the journey this coming Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM Eastern USA Time/10:30 PM Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere on WGCH.com via audio streaming. If you miss the show fear not! We'll post a link on our archive site on Podcasts.com and the blog site on the 2017 Shows page.





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