Sunday, November 11, 2018

Coming Up Next: Herb Tam, Curator, Museum of Chinese in America New York City: Radical Machines Chinese in the Information Age



Be sure to tune-in to the Saturday, November 17 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim in 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio-streaming. 

My guest on Conversations is Herb Tam, the curator of the Museum of Chinese in America New York City (MOCANYC)

We’ll discuss the museum's newest exhibition, Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age. It explores the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter – a machine that inputs a language with no alphabet -yet has more than 70,000 characters. 

For centuries, written Chinese has presented fascinating and irresistible puzzles for engineers, linguists, and entrepreneurs alike. With help from the global community, China solved these puzzles, and Chinese became one of the world’s most successful languages in the information age. 


Radical Machines explores the design, technology, and art of Chinese characters in the information age. Through a collection of rare typewriters and computers — and a diverse array of historic photographs, telegraph code books, typing manuals, ephemera, propaganda posters, and more — we gain unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of the world’s oldest living language. 

The exhibition originated at the East Asia Library of Stanford University and is curated by Stanford historian Dr. Tom Mullaney. Composed of items in his personal collection, which is the largest Chinese and Pan-Asian typewriter and information and technology (IT) collection in the world.

We'll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, take you on a voyage to one of the Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts -and more! 


Now that most of the USA has returned to Standard Time our broadcasts start at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/11:30 p.m. Beijing Time on Radio 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio-streaming.



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. 

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*Make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations in San Francisco. This boutique hotel is one block up from Dragon's Gate. 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, November 4, 2018

Coming Up Next: Andrew Singer, Author of China Sings To Me: A Journey Into The Middle Kingdom and Myself


Listen to the Show Here

Joining the show on Saturday, November 10, 2018 is Andrew Singer. He is the author of the newly-released coming-of-age book China Sings To Me: A Journey into the Middle Kingdom and Myself. 

Singer is a traveler, history lover, and collector of books and Chinese snuff bottles who supports his family and interest as a land use and environmental permitting lawyer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA. 



In his memoir, Andrew Singer explores China in the midst of seismic growing pains, and finds the courage to live his own life without boundaries. Purchase your copy here. 

Learn more from this published article from the August 22, 2018 edition of The Cape Cod Chronicle.   

Take a few moments to view this YouTube interview featured on Books and the World from the Cape Cod Writers Center. 

We'll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, take you on a voyage to one of the Treasures of China -and more! 

Now that most of the USA has returned to Standard Time our broadcasts start at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/11:30 p.m. Beijing Time on Radio 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via audio-streaming.

Can't listen in real-time? We understand. All of our weekly shows are freely available and archived on a special channel on Podcasts.com at your convenience. 




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.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. 

*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

*Need a contractor for construction, demolition and remodeling or any investment project that requires a general contracting license in the State of Hawaii? We are ready to work for you. Please contact us at (808) 394-5694. Thank you! Xiexie!

*Make the Grant Plaza Hotel your choice for quality accommodations in San Francisco. This boutique hotel is one block up from Dragon's Gate and within walking distance of Union Square and Market Street. 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, October 27, 2018

Coming Up Next: Pat Munday, President of Mai Wah Society in Butte, Montana






You may be surprised to learn that Montana has a rich, colorful historical connection with China and Chinese people. Disrupted by wars, rebellions, droughts and famines in the 19th century some Chinese who sought better opportunities in America came to “Big Sky Country,” Montana. 


On the November 3, 2018 broadcast of Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim I’ll be joined by Mr. Pat Munday, the president of the Mai Wah Society in the city of Butte. You can learn more by going online to http://www.maiwah.org.

We’ll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, Treasures of China, and more! 

Remember that our weekly broadcast begins 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via live-audio-streaming. Can’t listen live? Fear not; we have you covered. All our shows are archived and made freely available on our special channel on podcasts.com.


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.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. 

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

Need a contractor for construction, demolition and remodeling or any investment project that requires a general contracting license in the State of Hawaii? We are ready to work for you. Please contact us at (808) 394-5694. Thank you! Xiexie!

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.  

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

Monday, October 22, 2018

China's Zhu Renmin: Human Ecological Restoration & A Pioneer of Saving the Environment Through Art




China’s Zhu Renmin is a multi-faceted artist, pioneer and early practitioner in the eco-landscape design field. Zhu became dean and research director of the Landscape and Architecture Design Institute at the China Academy of Art. He is presently director of the Research Center for Ecological Restoration at Zhejiang University

In the 1980’s Zhu created a new discipline in China, Human Ecological Restoration. This consists of the blending and merging of the aesthetic concepts of saving the environment through art and the theory of spiritual, natural and cultural ecologies.

For more than thirty years Zhu Renmin has strived to restore and reinvigorate the most desolate landscapes destroyed by man. These include barren beaches, deserted islands, forsaken cliffs, defiled canals and even China’s Yellow River.

Zhu Renmin achievements include the publication of numerous articles and papers on ecological restoration. He has successfully completed nearly RMB 100 Billion worth of restoration projects. His visionary work has resulted in extraordinary improvements in China’s environment, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) employment and sustained culture. Additionally, he has invested over RMB 50 Million into charitable funds and founded a number of services for spiritual ecology and free education. 

He is a frequent guest speaker around the world, including here in the USA. Zhu continues to impress audiences at the UN Headquarters in New York City, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, UC Berkeley, the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Stanford University, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. 

His work has been showcased by universities and local governments in China and Italy, as well as the Shanghai World Expo, to promote his message of “saving the environment through art.” He owns neither a house nor a car, choosing instead to devote his life to human ecological restoration. 

Zhu Renmin is a master artist. He was raised in an artist’s family. His maternal grandfather is an historic figure and a very famous painter in China. A statue of him stands next to Hangzhou’s West Lake. 

The art work you see below is a sample of his artistic talents. To support his causes Zhu Renim is offering these works for sale. 

He has sold works through Christie’s and other auction houses around the world. The prices are marked. Please contact me at MarvelsofChina@gmail.com with your interest. 





US$106,000




US$60,000






US$42,500



US$136,500




US$98,000




US$60,000




US$90,000




US$64,500





US$126,000



US$100,000



















Sunday, October 21, 2018

Coming Up Next: Encore Interview with Eric Jay Dolin, Author of When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail.






The relationship between America and China is unique, fascinating -and if you’ve seen recent media source headlines it is complicated. 

I went back into the show archives and found a 2016 interview we featured with American author Eric Jay Dolin. At that time we conversed about his book When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail. 

It was only eight years after the founding of the United States of America -then the world’s youngest nation- that Americans encountered China -one of the world’s oldest enduring civilizations. Relations since then have been anything but dull. 

Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. 

It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China. 

Indeed, the furious trade in furs, opium, and beche-de-mer—a rare sea cucumber delicacy—might have catalyzed America’s emerging economy, but it also sparked an ecological and human rights catastrophe of such epic proportions that the reverberations can still be felt today. 

Peopled with fascinating characters—from the “Financier of the Revolution” Robert Morris to the Chinese emperor Qianlong, who considered foreigners inferior beings—this page-turning saga of pirates and politicians, coolies and concubines becomes a must-read.

It is my hope that an examination of the historical context of the relationship between China and America will shed new light. I recommend Dolin’s book as a first-step in that direction. 

We’ll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, Treasures of China, and more! 


Remember that our weekly broadcast begins 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via live-audio-streaming. Can’t listen live? Fear not; we have you covered. All our shows are archived and made freely available on our special channel on podcasts.com.


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.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

Need a contractor for construction, demolition and remodeling or any investment project that requires a general contracting license in the State of Hawaii? We are ready to work for you. Please contact us at (808) 394-5694. Thank you! Xiexie!

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!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Coming Up Next: Mr. Steen Albrechtsen and the Great Wall Marathon




Get your running shoes ready! Runners, 5,164 steps await you at the annual Great Wall Marathon in China. 

Joining me by phone from Copenhagen, Denmark on the Saturday, October 20 show is Mr. Steen Albechtsen of Albatros Adventure Marathons

The Great Wall Marathon is reputed to be as one of the world's most challenging. You're invited to be a participant in the one of-a-kind marathon that attracts 2,500 runners from over 50 nations, with Americans making the largest contingent. 

Needless to say there's no place anywhere like the Great Wall of China -or the Great Wall Marathon. 

Iconic and arduous, runners from around the world are rewarded with breathtaking surroundings, one of humanity's most historic settings, the warm hospitality of Chinese villagers, cheering onlookers and a festive atmosphere that is second-to-none. 

Learn more at Great Wall Marathon here. 

Note the dates and locations of other marathons:

-Big Five Marathon South Africa
-Petra Desert Marathon Ancient City of Petra, Jordan
-Polar Circle Marathon Greenland
-Bagan Temple Marathon, Myanmar/Burma


We’ll feature the Confucius Moment, the Weekly Almanac, Treasures of China, Chinese Fun Facts and more! 

Remember that our weekly broadcast begins 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via live-audio-streaming. Can’t listen live? Fear not; we have you covered. All our shows are archived and made freely available on our special channel on podcasts.com.



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.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

Need a contractor for construction, demolition and remodeling or any investment project that requires a general contracting license in the State of Hawaii? We are ready to work for you. Please contact us at (808) 394-5694. Thank you! Xiexie!

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!

Monday, October 15, 2018

You're Invited! The Chinese Theatre Works 7th Annual Dream Life-Love Theater Gala October 31 NYC



The Chinese Theatre Works 7th Annual Dream Life-Love Theater Gala is on Wednesday evening, October 31, 2018. Yes, that's Halloween. 

The gala event to benefit Chinese Theatre Works will be held in the Henson Annex, 225 East 67th Street in New York City, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 

One of the most important traditions of the night is to present three Cross Culture Awards to honor some of the most important cultural leaders, opinion influencers, artists and mentors of the Chinese American community as well as to Americans whose work helps to foster understanding and cultural sharing  between the Chinese and wider American cultural communities. 

Chinese Theatre Works wrote to me and said, “In recognition of your years of dedication to the work at building a wider understanding of Chinese culture among English speaking communities via your radio program and online activities, we would like to present you with the Cross Cultural Media Award.  

“Previous recipients of the Crossing Cultures Media Award include-  Andrew Shiu (Beyond Chinatown), Joseph Hsu (World Journal), Xiaoqing Rong (SingTao Daily) etc. This year, we will also be honoring Heather Henson with the Cross-Cultural Arts Award, in recognition of her extraordinary work in China with her company, Ibex Productions.”

To say the least, I am most honored to be recognized. Thank you! Xiexie, Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin. 

So, yes, I will be there. My friends, please come! Let’s socialize together, have fun and support a great cause.