Steve went to Beijing in June of 2009. The work part was to work with professors at top Chines universities as part of Sun's CHIPS program. There was more time for cultural activities than planned as fear of H1N1 minimized other work interactions. Click on any image to enlarge.
The Jade Museum was partly museum, but mostly store.
Lunch at the Jade Museum
Ming Dynasty Tombs
This is a modern statue of the Yongle, third Ming Emperor, who established the tombs in Beijing.
The Great Wall at Badaling
Jason took us to many delicious meals. The first was Peking Duck.
Peking Duck & ducks' feet.
pig ears and fruit
fruit & veggies
glazed milk treats
Roger, David, & I went for an early morning walk, and we stumbled upon a school courtyard with a row of ping-pong tables.
Generally I had congee (rice cereal), fish, and pickled stuff for breakfast.
I was delighted that our space had appropriate equipment.
Roger & Seth presented
Jon & a local expert
Ice Breakers & Team Building
Roger demonstrated the horah
We built bridges.
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Zhejiang University Prof. Amy Gu Hongying
Nanjing University Profs. Yanwen Guo & Ye Baoliu
Wuhan University Prof. Yuan Menting
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Wuhan University Profs. Huang Changqing & Tang Xuehua
Nanjing University Prof. Yu Huang
Wuhan University Prof. Zhiyong Yuan
Harbin Institute of Technology Profs. Hanjing Li & Wanxiang Che
Tsinghua University Prof. Liu Qiang
Fudan University Prof. Cheng JIN
Prawns & ribs
Notice any resemblance?
tea wiith lunch to settle my stomach.
Sushi & sake
Jason demonstrates the sign for three.
Potato salad, cole slaw, & baby corn
Baby octopus & eel
tempura & sashimi
tuna salad & rice cakes
sushi & tofu
fish soup & more sushi
clams & more sushi
it seemed to never end
At ??? is a series of mega malls. I don't like shopping at home either, I'm afraid.
Inner Mongolian Restaurant: milk tea.