15 January 2017 Sunday Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

15 January 2017  Sunday “Fifty errors” reported Professor Shen in the morning email. I blanched, and while working on emails, awaited his arrival for our late morning meeting with some trepidation. But it turned out that most of the problems involved Chinese...

14 January 2017 Saturday Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

14 January 2017  Saturday The morning was spent with Professor Shen assessing repairs to “China 1908,” offering a glimpse into all the things that I do not know and have yet to learn, such as – oh, dear, too many too recount.  The afternoon was equally...

13 January 2017 Friday Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

 13 January 2017 Friday BIG. It is all so big. Here, in the northwest of Hangzhou, Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University is big and still being built. Zijingang Campus is one of the five that comprise Zhejiang University, which is one of the three most important...

11-12 January 2017 Ashland, Oregon, USA to Hangzhou, China

11-12 January 2017 What a great beginning for my China trip! For days, Ashland has been in the grip of snow and ice and ice and snow, the roads too often a skating rink, the cars twirling dervishes, not even the buses running. But Wednesday, just rain and the snow all...