Here are some pictures from my week in China, with meetings at SIBET
in Suzhou, in Jiangsu province, west of Shanghai, another talk at
Beihang University, the school Zetong attended before coming to NU, and
some sightseeing in Suzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai. I had good
research conversations, met some good friends, and enjoyed some
outstanding meals. Thanks to all the people who made it possible.
Getting ready to talk at SIBET in
Suzhou. This was the main purpose of the
See the story here.
Sightseeing in Suzhou
The Lion Forest Garden with
Zhenhua. The 3-D
maze in the background is made of limestone
from the lake. IMG_2088.jpg
Lotus plants (Good to eat with
"Chinese blueberries." IMG_2092.jpg
In the Humble Administrator's
I'm not sure what this is called,
but it's good. IMG_2094.jpg
Trying a chicken foot. lunch.jpg
Street corner in Suzhou. Bike
roads are everywhere. IMG_2097.jpg
Suzhou's own Leaning Tower on
Tiger Hill. IMG_2100.jpg
Kunqui Opera in the Lingering
Behind the Grand Dushu Lake
Eating Lotus seeds.
Venture Week Opening Ceremony.
High-Speed Train to Beijing.
High Speed indeed: 750 miles in
5 hours. IMG_2137.jpg
View from the Train. It rained
enough to clear and cool the air for our
Sports complex at Beihang
Duck at Quanjude. IMG_1822.jpg
Put it in a "pancake."
Eat with fingers or chopsticks.
With Dr. Yin, Zetong's professor
"It is indeed a great wall."
Anyone remember that quote? IMG_2147.jpg
Ski this! A steep and
challenging climb. IMG_2151.jpg
We went in at Badoling and hiked
as far as possible south, and then north to
the 8th tower and back. The towers were
originally used for signaling. IMG_2166.jpg
Hot pot dinner. Zetong and
Chuck and Yu. IMG_2175.jpg
The song asks if, when you are
away, someone is waiting for you.
"The Bird's Nest." IMG_2178.jpg
Water Cube. IMG_2179.jpg
Bird's Nest. IMG_2180.jpg
Bird's Nest. IMG_2182.jpg
Entering the Forbidden City. IMG_2186.jpg
Looking back from the Forbidden
City toward Tiananman Square. IMG_2188.jpg
Inside the Forbidden City.
Lunch at the train station.
Qufu, Home of Confucius on the
train ride back to Suzhou.
Dinner with Zetong's parents and
"The Zs," Zhenhua and Zetong...
A home-cooked feast in the hotel
And Finally, Shanghai
Shanghai from the Bund.
Look at all that coal.
Tired tour guides and translators
take a well-earned rest. Thanks guys!
The "Wall Street" of China.
Shanghai TV Tower with Zhenhua.
Chinglish. One of many examples.
The MagLev to the airport.