Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brill's Calendar and Notebooks

I like the Etymological Calendar 2020 published by Brill in Leiden, The Netherlands, in November 2019.



I also collected a complete set of Brill's notebooks published in more than ten years.















Saturday, October 26, 2019

New Book Release for Mr. Changwen Shen

Yesterday, I attended a new book release ceremony in the PageOne bookstore, Qianmen, Beijing.
The book 八八沈公, or Mr. Shen at 88, published by Zhejiang University Press, is a collection of essays by the friends of Mr. Changwen Shen for the celebration of his 88th birthday on September 26, 2019. Most of them talks about funny anecdotes about Mr. Shen.
In my article is 饕餮沈公, or Gourmet Shen, I recollected my friendship with Mr. Shen and several meetings often at dinner tables. Mr. Shen has a wide social circles from various communities, and eating is one of his major ways of social interactions.








Friday, October 4, 2019

National Day Celebration

I spent the whole day at the Tian'anmen Square for the National Day celebration on October 1, 2019. I was very tired and needed several days to recover. The thousand-people Joint Military Band in the morning and the thousand-people joint orchestra in the evening were extremely impressive.








Saturday, September 21, 2019

110th Anniversary of the National Library of China

110th Anniversary of the National Library of China, September 9, 2019.



Monday, June 24, 2019

My Recent Photo with a Bright Korean Tie

My recent photo during the meeting with guests from the National Library of Korea, wearing a bright tie produced by the National Library of Korea, with the design based on the picture "Garedogam Uigwe" -- Uigwe on the Wedding of King Yeongjo and Queen Jeongsun, 1759 -- collected in the National Museum of Korea




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Reading ceremony for the Book Day

Reading ceremony at the National Library of China for the World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, 2019. CCTV reported this event immediately.




Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year began on February 5, 2019. We passed on our greetings to the readers on the day as usual. The first reader arrived as early as 8 o'clock the day before, which meant that he waited outside the library building for about 13 hours! Fortunately, he received ten award-winning books from the library as new year gifts.