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10 Posts with tag: China trip
Here are some photos from China from my camera:
It's been a while since I posted, and this post hopefully will allow me to catch up and note the highlights of our visits to Jilin University.
Professor Han hosted us. One of the first things we did was to go to an agricultural expo. It was immense in size, and included everything from model greenhouses growing a host of different food and landscape crops. A neat idea was the wooden trellises that were used to support variously shaped ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
September 10 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in China. We traveled to the west campus of CAU, where there were a large number of students carrying flowers - everything from single roses in clear plastic cones to elaborate arrangements with a number of exotic flowers. I had half a mind to ask the students or teachers if it impacted the grades. American humor seldom works the way we expect in another country, especially on this side of the world.
We ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
Husi foods is a supplier developed by OSI foods, who in turn is the major supplier for McDonalds. Husi basically produces salad components (iceberg lettuce, carrots, cucumbers), and also assembles the salads using an ingenious biomation (biological automation, a.k.a. good old cheap human labor) process.
The standards of cleanliness were state of the art, high pressure, 4C, full overalls, hair and face nets, hand wash stations and bleach baths for your rubber boots. I'd give a penny ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
The Forbidden City is larger in footprint than one would imagine. I always thought it to be basically a large palace... maybe the size of Versailles - or that Casa Regia in southern Italy. But it's bigger. And apparently it's paved with 15 layers of thick basalt tiles. The stones line up close enough to not let any vegetation take hold and the general architecture of the place is what we generally see as the canonical Chinese architecture in ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
This morning our meeting was with Jikun Huang, Professor and Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He stated that the mission of his office was to 1) provide a scientific background for policy, 2) make policies for sustainability, 3) Education, 4) Outreach and multidisciplinarity (is that even a word?) and 5) Dissemination of research results.
Personally, I came away with a feeling that I learned a lot of new things and actually ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
Yes - we visited the Great Wall. And it is great. And Twitter doesn't work in China. Unless they have an outage like they are prone to having. But that is neither here nor there.
So we went to the Badaling pass portion of the wall, which is generally well-maintained, and is the tourist trap of choice. Above is an image of the general area of our visit.
I had it in my mind to count the ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
Our host today was Dr. Renjie Dong, of the China Agricultural University. He holds a number of positions, including the Director for the Office of International Relations, and the Head of Energy Engineering. He brought us to the office of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), where we were greeted by Director Yu Jian and the Vice Director for the Agricultural Technologies Division Sun Chuanfan.
Among the highlights of Sun Chunfan's presentation, was the so-called 8-6-3 program, which ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
At the airport we were greeted by Zoe, who despite never having been to Europe or America, spoke as good English (and I mean like American English) as I've ever seen spoken by a Chinese. Including idioms. She is a fan of soap operas she says.
We had lunch at an interesting place, where they even had a show - including 4 Chinese girls doing their version of the macarena. The food was sumptuous and is probably the reason why ...Tags: ACES Global Academy , China trip
Virginia Kuo graciously provided audio files that contain instruction on basic Chinese. They are .aiff files and can be played in iTunes. Clicking on it directly plays it in my browser (Firefox).
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