The Journey of a Lifetime

The Journey of a Lifetime

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

No comments:

Post a Comment