Sunday, May 20, 2018

Coming Up Next: Commander Kenneth Wong of the American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 New York City





On the Saturday, May 26, 2018 Memorial Day weekend broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim I will be welcoming Commander Kenneth Wong of the American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 in New York City’s Chinatown. 

Americans annually pause on the final weekend of May to pay respects and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in times of war, always with the hope that it will be the last time. 

We’ll hear from Commander Wong about the heroism of Lt. B.R. Kimlau, a Chinese American who perished during World War II, and who was memorialized by the establishment of the American Legion post that bears his name. 

We’ll also hear about the Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291’s other activities for all who seek their help. All this started in the mid-1940’s by three Chinese Americans in New York City -two of whom were postal workers and another who ran a Chinatown enterprise- envisioning the formation of the formation of a Chinese American Legion to serve American veterans of Chinese descent. You can learn more by going to its official web site at http://www.ltkimlau.com


I’m also welcoming back from Hawaii Retired Brigadier Frances Iwalani Mossman. This month marked the one-year anniversary of the historic “Sister City” ties established between Hangzhou, China and Greenwich, Connecticut USA -where this show broadcasts from. We’ll be hearing more from General Mossman -and stay tuned for an important announcement and invitation from us in the weeks ahead. 

Tune in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim every Saturday on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via live audio-streaming at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time. 

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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

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.  

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. 

This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Coming Up Next: Dr. Catherine Forslund, Official Biographer of Anna Chan Chennault.




When the Committee of 100 announced the death of Anna Chan Chennault -who died on March 30, 2018- Governor Shirley Young, who is one of the organization’s founders, said, “Anna Chennault was a true pioneer, as a courageous young woman helping the Flying Tigers during World War II and as a proud Chinese American working with Chinese and American leaders to build strong, positive relationships. We are grateful to have had her as a vibrant member of the Committee of 100.” 

Anna Chan Chennault was the Chinese-born wife of the celebrated, legendary Gen. Claire Lee Chennault of World War II Flying Tigers fame. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for International Cooperation by the Committee of 100 in 2005 at its annual conference. 



My guest on Conversations is Dr. Catherine Forslund, chair of the Rockford University history department and official biographer of Anna Chan Chennault. Forslund is the author of Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations. You can find a link on the Book Club section of MarvelsofChina.Blogspot.com, on Amazon and other book vendors. 



Regarding Mrs. Chennault, the Washington Post quoted Dr. Forslund as saying, “She was somebody who interpreted China to Americans, government officials, business and the public to a certain extent. Plus, she interpreted the United States to all these Asian countries.” 

Having the ear of American President’s regardless of party, Anna Chan Chennault became one of the most influential private citizens in Washington, D.C. She was and will be remembered for many accomplishments, especially her invaluable contributions to U.S.-China relations and diplomacy. 

Tune in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim every Saturday on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio-streaming at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time. 


We'll feature our regular segments, such as the Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts, the Weekly Almanac and more.



Xiexie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts 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

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.  

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. 

This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Coming Up Next: Eric Lefebvre of Musée Cernuschi, Paris and Perfumes of China, the Culture of Incense in Imperial Times




On the Saturday, May 12, 2018 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim I will be welcoming Eric Lefebvre, director and chief curator of the world renowned Musee Cernuschi Museum of the Asian Art in Paris, France. 

Since March 9, 2018 Perfumes of China, the Cultures of Incense in Imperial Times has been captivating visitors as never before. 

How? The exhibition presents a novel approach to Chinese civilization through the exploration of the art of incense and perfume from the 3rd century BCE to the 19th century. 

This is an extraordinary collaboration with Shanghai Museum and Christian Dior Perfumes


The Musee Cernuschi is an Asian art museum with an outstanding, world-class collection of works from China, Japan and Korea near Parc Monceau in Paris. 

The exhibit is on through August 26, 2018. Learn more at cernuschi.paris.fr and on MarvelsofChina.blogspot.com


Tune in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim every Saturday on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio-streaming at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time. 

We'll feature our regular segments, such as the Confucius Moment, Chinese Fun Facts, the Weekly Almanac and more.




Xiexie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts 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

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.  

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. 

This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Coming Up Next: Ms. Wei Zhou of Weibers Consulting, New York City


Ms. Wei Zhou takes center stage as my next guest on Conversations. She is the president and founder of New York City-based Weiber Consulting.

This Shanghai-born Chinese American founded Weiber Consulting in 2008 after already making her mark as a leader in multicultural public relations and effective integrated marketing. 

Zhou holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business from NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. 



Weiber Consulting is one of New York City's most experienced consulting firms specializing in the Asian market in North America and East Asia. The firm is a one-stop-shop for a full range of services. These include integrated marketing strategies, publicity, social media, branding, event planning, community outreach, strategic partnerships and more. Learn more at Weibers.com

"Everything Chinese is all the rage these days" on Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. Tune in to 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time. We'll feature our Confucius Moment, Treasures of China, the Weekly Almanac and more! 



Xiexie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts 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

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.  

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. 


This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Coming Up Next: David Cole, PhD & Executive Director: Spirit of Invention: 19th Century U.S. Patent Models of the Hagley Museum and Library in China




The Hagley Museum and Library in Delaware announced what museum officials call a “path-breaking” exhibition the partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing and the China Association for Science and Technology.

Spirit of Invention: 19th Century U.S. Patent Models of the Hagley Museum and Library showcases authentic American patent models, stories of American invention and chronicles the development of U.S. patents and intellectual property systems. 


The exhibited models from the Hagley Museum and Library represent a broad spectrum of American industries, interest and inventions. The exhibit is scheduled to travel to various cities in China with a projected audience of over one million visitors. This marks the first time an American history museum has exhibited in China.

Joining me on the April 28, 2018 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim is executive director David Cole, PhD, where he has been since 2013. Prior to his role at Hagley, Cole was vice president for advancement, communications and public education of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge Massachusetts USA. He designed and directed the public education programs, community partnerships, communication strategy and publications and philanthropic initiatives. Prior to his work at Whitehead Institute, Cole was director of strategic initiatives at the Harvard University Art Museums where he spearheaded community partnerships, launched exhibition projects and played a key role in the capital campaign to renovate and expand the Fogg Museum.


Hagley invites people of all ages to investigate and experience the unfolding history of American business, technology and innovation and its impact on the world from its home at the historic DuPont Powder Works on the banks of Brandywine Creek. Learn more at hagley.org

As always we will have a regular segments, such as the Confucius Moment, Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts, and the Weekly Almanac.

Mark your calendar on April 28 and tune-in to 1490 WGCH/WGCH.com anywhere starting at 10:30 AM Eastern USA time 10:30 PM Beijing time. Our excursion into all-things Chinese never stops! Be part of the journey. 



Xiexie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts 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

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.  

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. 

This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Coming Up Next: Sasha Kong, Daughter of Legendary, Trailblazing Chinese Contemporary Artist Kong Bai Ji




"I felt of the artists I saw, which were many, who had gone to Dunhuang, none captured the spirit of Buddha as well as Kong Bay Ji." 
Joan Lebold Cohen, American Contemporary Art Critic

Kong Bai Ji was not just any Chinese artist. Born in Shanghai in 1932, Kong emerged as one of China's trailblazers in the post-Cultural Revolution contemporary art movement.


Go here to his official web site for samples of his works. 


When his works were shown in the first North American exhibition of Chinese contemporary art at the University of Southern California's Pacific Asia Museum, Henry Kissinger penned the forward of the exhibition's catalog.

For the past 28 years Kong Bai Ji and his family called Greenwich, Connecticut USA home -and where the show broadcasts from on 1490 WGCH/WGCH.com




He recently died, and though he no longer walks among us Kong's influence on the Chinese -and American- contemporary art scene is far and wide. His works are displayed in major art museums around the world. 

I invite you to join me by tuning in to the April 21, 2018 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. I will be welcoming his daughter Sasha Kong to Conversations for a celebration of a life of a gifted artist she called her father. 

Tune in Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time for more of our half-hour weekly ongoing celebration of all-things Chinese. Go to 1490 WGCH or anywhere, anytime on WGCH.com, Greenwich, Connecticut USA. 


Need to listen at your convenience? We've got you covered! We'll post the show online at our free-access archive of shows at Podcasts.com and at the top of this post, too. WGCH.com also features out latest shows on its Shows & Hosts section



Xiexie! Thank you for tuning in to Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim. My weekly news blasts 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

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.  

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. 

This weekly show is also made possible by individual listeners like you all around the world. Thank you!