Late last month, the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing hosted a dinner with Geshe Michael Roach ’75 at Susu Vietnamese restaurant in the Hutongs. Mr. Roach is the first American to have been awarded the degree of Geshe, or Master of Buddhism, after more than 20 years of study in Tibetan monasteries, and he shared his experiences becoming a master of Tibetan Buddhism as well as in business. He also founded the Andin International Diamond Corporation and brought it to annual sales of over $100 million, donating his profits to international aid projects. Mr. Roach shared excerpts of his book about achieving business and personal success through generosity, The Diamond Cutter, which has become a global bestseller in 20 languages.
In late May, members of the Princeton Alumni Association in Beijing traveled up to the Xingongmin School (第一新公民学校) which is located around the NW 5th ring road, and spent an afternoon with migrant children, as well as help clean the school and partake in numerous other activities which the school has asked us to help out with.
It was great to spend time with these children, to learn about their backgrounds, and to brighten their day up a bit. After the day of service, the PAABJ participants joined with members of the Yale club who participated in the day of service for a BBQ.
Cornell Speaker Brunch Series
The Cornell Club of Beijing will be hosting a Speaker Brunch Event. Join us onDecember 5, 201011am to 1pmBrunch will be served at 11:20. Seats are limited so please show up early.The event will feature CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent
Jaime A. FlorCruz
as he joins us to discuss his unique and compelling experience in China. Jaime’s profile is attached.Raffles Beijing Hotel33 East Chang An AvenueBeijing, China, 100004北京饭店莱佛士中国北京东长安街33号
RMB 150 at the door
Please RSVP ahead of time at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing
cordially invites you to attend a Reception and Dinner to welcome
Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, Provost and
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the
Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values.
The provost is the president’s general deputy and is the University’s chief academic and budgetary officer. Provost Eisgruber has played a leading role in the development of Princeton’s international initiatives. To read more about him, please visit the Office of the Provost’s webpage.
14 Banchang Hutong, Nanluoguxiang
(between Nanluoguxiang and Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Reception – 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Presentation – 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
150 RMB per person.
Orange and black attire encouraged.
© 2010 PAABJ. All rights reserved.
The Yale Club of Beijing will host a happy hour on Thursday the 9th at Q Bar starting at 7:30. Please follow the link for details.
The Cornell Club is holding a talk at the Tree tonight. Please see details below.
All-Alumni September Speaker Event:
Preserving Literary Treasures
The Cornell Club of Beijing will be hosting an All-Alumni Speaker Event on the evening ofTuesday, September 7, 2010
On August 17th at 8pm we will be holding a dinner at Crescent Moon for our newly admitted Tigers to wish them well before they head to school at the end of the month. Please join to share good food and perhaps some parting wisdom with Laura, Bar and Michelle.
16 Dongsi Liutiao
Please email Steph (email@example.com) by 8/14 to RSVP.
The MIT Club of Beijing will host a book talk for MIT Professor Ed Steinfeld on July 1. Please see the details below.
Dear Beijing Alumni Club Leaders
The MIT Club of Beijing would like to extend an invitation to your club members to a talk by Prof. Ed Steinfeld on July 1st. Details below. I hope you can join us.
- Elaine Wong
The MIT MISTI-China Program & The MIT Club of Beijing
are proud to present:
China Through the MIT Lens:
Getting the Story Right through Innovative Education and Research
A book talk by
Dr. Edward Steinfeld
Associate Professor of Political Economy
in the MIT Department of Political Science
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Book Talk and Discussion: 7:30 – 8:30pm
The Bookworm Beijing
Bldg 4, Nan Sanlitun Rd.
T: 6586 9507
Please RSVP to MIT Beijing Club, MITClubBeijing@gmail.com by June 28, 2010
If you have further questions, please contact Chris Tosatdo at Tel: 15810296928.
Here is an abstract for the book
Playing Our Game: Why China’s Rise Doesn’t Threaten the West
China is often seen by outsiders as a place that has changed economically, but not politically. Moreover, it is often seen as a place that plays only by its own rules in the game of global competition. This book argues that the real story could not be more different. Beginning in the mid-1990s, China embarked on a radical acceleration of its reform efforts, one that involved a tight embrace of globalized production. That embrace opened up China to a variety of outside individuals and outside forces, forces that would play a key role in the restructuring of the country’s domestic economy, society, and even politics. As a result, many global companies today outsource production activities to China. Yet, China itself outsources the writing of the rules of the game to outsiders, particularly outsiders from the world advanced industrial economies. In the global division of labor that has resulted, China has grown not by supplanting the advanced industrial economies, but instead by complementing them. In the process, China has proceeded down a path of monumental social and political change. While China remains authoritarian today, its trajectory looks similar to that followed by previous Asian democratizers, namely South Korea and especially Taiwan. Not unlike what the KMT had done on Taiwan in the 1970 and 1980s, the Chinese communist party today has shifted from ideology-based to performance-based rule. Economic performance, particularly in the current era of globalization, increasingly requires the incorporation into the ruling party establishment of people who had previously been spurned intellectuals, technocrats, private entrepreneurs, and overseas trained experts. The core of the system is changing as the system scrambles to keep up with ever-expanding series of governance commitments held out to the Chinese citizenry. And throughout this process, China, for its own domestic interests, increasingly ends up playing not its own game of economic development, but rather our own.
Please join the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing at the American Club next Saturday, April 24th, for a reception to welcome the talented Beijing students who have earned places in the Great Class of 2014.
The event will take place at the American Club from 9AM to 11AM. The price will be 150 RMB per alumnus, with the entrance fee waved for our new admits. Refreshments will consist of coffee, tea, cookies, cakes and fruit. Further information on the event, including a map and directions, are below and attached.
Please RSVP directly to Abby Poats by Thursday April 21. Bring along the Tiger spirit and greet new students and old friends in this auspicious Year of the Lao Hu. We hope to see you next Saturday!
Alex Edmunds ’09 & Abby Poats ’09
PAABJ Alumni Schools Council (ASC) Co-Managers