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US-China Arts Week Events: Evan Osnos Panel – Saturday Dec 10

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Louise

The Booey Lehoo Arts Week +Concert

Invites You To “How to Write about China: A Conversation with Zha Jianying and Ian Johnson,”

moderated by Evan Osnos

@ Capital M Beijing

Saturday, December 10, 2011

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ZHA Jianying (查建英)is a writer, media commentator, and China Representative of the India China
Institute at The New School. She is the author of two books in English, Tide Players and China Pop, and
five books inChinese. She has published widely inboth Chinese and English for a variety of publications,
including Dushu, Wanxiang, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

Ian Johnson is a Beijing-based writer who specializesin civil society, culture, and religion. He spent 13
years as page-one featurewriter for the Wall Street Journaland is the author of Wild Grass:
ThreePortraits of Change in Modern China.

Evan Osnos is the China Correspondent at The New Yorker Magazine. He has lived in China since 2005
and profiledmany of China’s leading cultural figures. He has previously served as the Beijing Bureau
Chief of the Chicago Tribune, and he had worked
inthe Middle East, mostly reporting from Iraq.

Space is limited, and entry requires RSVP.

Kindly RSVP at booeylehoo.rsvp@gmail.com
To RSVPfor other Booey Lehoo Arts Week Events (art, dance, chamber music, blues/jazz,and theater),
please RSVP through event pages at www.booeylehoo.comstarting this evening. All Arts WeekEvents are
free of charge, of limited space, and require

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CAA Beijing December Trip to Dedicate CAABJ Donated Library at Liu Tai Elementary School, Luanping
County, Chengde, Hebei on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Posted on November 27, 2011 by Louise

Dear Alumni, Students and Friends,
It is amazing how fast a year passes by. We are headed for Holiday Season and the members of
Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing’s Executive Committee and Volunteer Committee would like to
thank everyone for your membership. We hope that more of you will considering volunteering with
CAA Beijing to provide the events for our diverse association.

This year we have had hosted events including the following highlights:

       Columbia Community Outreach: Donated a library through The Library Project to a needy
        elementary school and donation to our Japanese friends via The Japan Red Cross

       The first Jiaozi Salon with Professor Lu Xiaobo

       Columbia Alumni Reception at Capital M

       CAA Beijing Volunteer Drive

       Autumn CAA Beijing Alumni Networking Event at Temple Restaurant Beijing

       Visits by Deans and professors of different schools

       Events hosted by different schools including Weatherhead Instititue, School of Public Health,
        School of Engineering, Columbia Business School, Studio X and Global Center

We hope to receive your feedback and suggestions for future events.

Now the good news!

As promised at this year’s Columbia Community Outreach, donations from Columbia alumni, students
and friends have helped to donate a full library through The Library Project.
Please find information for our recipient school and the new library:

School name: Liu Tai Elementary School 柳台小学

Location: Jin Guo Tun Town, Luanping County, Chengde City, Hebei Province
Details: There’re 48 students attend from Grade One to Grade Four. Six teachers are teaching there.
There is a school library with 800 books, but most of them are not suitable for children to read. There is
a classroom available for reading room.

Library Design: Reading room to the school with 500 children books and 1 set of teacher’s books; 2 large
bookshelves, 6 tables, 30 chairs; 1 CD/Tape record, 1 globe, 10 children toys, 10 children flash cards, 10
children teaching-aid posters, etc.

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday seasons and the festival you celebrate (Chanukah, Kwanzaa and
Christmas), CAA Beijing will be organizing a visit to Liu Tai Elementary School to meet the students,
teachers, administrators and parents. We hope that you will be in a festive spirit to share out holiday
spirit. We aim to organize a bus to Luanping County, Changde City in Hebei Province. Coordinators from
The Library Project will facilitate our visit and will organize games and contests with students to share
the gift of reading. Come and meet the children at Liu Tai Elementary School. Great opportunity for
parents and children to visit as well.
Date of visit: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (Winter Solstice – Let’s bring joy and friendship to Liu Tai
Elementary School on the shortest day of the year)

Time of Departure: 7 AM (Location TBD – likely in the city maybe pickup again in Shunyi if possible)

Time of Return: 2 PM

Cost: Bus fare will be shared amongst all participants

What to Bring: In light of the holiday season, we would like everyone to prepare a few small gift items
such as pencils, erasers, notebooks, etc. for the students.

Please RSVP at columbia_beijing@hotmail.com

Deadline: Please RSVP by Friday, December 16, 2011

For those who cannot make it, a small donation to Liu Tai Elementary School via The Library Project will
allow addition of books to their new library.
Additional trip information will be provided over the next four weeks. We look forward to your
generous support!
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Columbia Alumni Club of Shanghai Holiday Party

Posted on November 27, 2011 by Louise

Columbia Alumni Club in Shanghai cordially invites you to a Christmas feast. Bring your children, parents
and friends for good food and holiday cheer. All our Ivy League friends are invited, too.

This family-oriented event will include:

       Picture-taking with Santa Claus

       Christmas movie corner—we will show Rudolf, Charlie Brown and other traditional favorites

       Traditional Christmas meal (turkey, cranberry, stuffing—the works!) plus international dining

       Kid-friendly desserts prepared by Marriott’s famous, award-winning pastry chef

       *Gingerbread house—children / families can assemble and decorate their own gingerbread
        house. We will provide royal icing, candy and all the fixings

       *Gingerbread men—decorate a gingerbread man if you or your little ones prefer something a bit
        more simple

DATE: December 3rd, 2011 (Saturday)

TIME: 11:30am to 2:00 pm

VENUE: Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, 99 Jiangbin Road, Luwan

COST: 200 rmb for adults , 100 rmb children 5-10 yrs. Below 5 years of age are free

       Gingerbread house

       Gingerbread man

DIRECTIONS: www.marriott.com/shalu

NEAREST SUBWAY: Luban Road Station, Line 4, 10-15 min. walk

Ron Cai: Tel: (8621) 6170-9500

Email: roncai@dwt..com

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Columbia College and School of Engineering Info Session BJ & SHA

Posted on November 3, 2011 by Louise

Dear Columbia Alumni in China,

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering cordially
invites you to a presentation and information session in Beijing on November 8th or in Shanghai on
November 10th.

The presentation, given by Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jessica Marinaccio and Senior Assistant
Director of Admissions Kirin Liquori, will cover recent admissions highlights and how alumni can
contribute to the admissions process through continued or new involvement in our Alumni
Representative Committee (ARC).

Please RSVP using the links below. We hope you choose to join us to further advance partnerships
between admissions and our alumni body in China.

Please contact Ms. Kirin Liquori with any questions:


Tuesday, November 8 in Beijing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm RSVP at the link below:

Swissotel BEIJING Hong Kong Macau Center

No. 2, Chao Yang Men Bei Da Jie

Beijing 100027

Peoples Republic of China

Phone: (86) 10 6553 2288

Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing

Email: columbia_beijing@hotmail.com


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Columbia Alumni Association of Hong Kong: SEAS Happy Hour Cocktails & Mixer

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Louise

The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will be hosting an alumni
cocktail and mixer event at Azure:

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 8 PM to 10PM
Location: Azure, Hotel LFK
33 Wyndham St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central HK
Tel: (852) 3518 9330

Our special guests, Ms. Jenny Mak, Executive Director, Department of Industrial Engineering &
Operations.Research of Columbia University and Professor Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean of the School
of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be hosting the alumni cocktail event.

This event is open to all Columbia alumni. We especially hope IEOR/SEAS alumni will come to welcome
Ms.Jenny Mak and Dean Kachani to Hong Kong and reconnect with fellow alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 2, 2011, by 12PM.
RSVP to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2335355110

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Columbia Alumni Happy Hour Oct. 24th sponsored by SEAS

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Louise

1). Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing: SEAS Happy Hour Cocktails & Mixer – Monday, October 24,
2011, 7:30 PM to 9:30PM.

The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will be hosting an alumni
cocktail and mixer event at Aria Bar at the China World Hotel:

Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Aria Bar, China World Hotel Beijing, Level 2
No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District
Tel: 6505-2266 ext. 36

* Complimentary first drink. Aria Bar happy hour 2-for-1 drinks from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Cash bar rest
of evening.

Our special guests, Ms. Jenny Mak, Executive Director, Department of Industrial Engineering &
Operations Research of Columbia University and Professor Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean of the School
of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be hosting the alumni cocktail event.

This event is open to all Columbia alumni. We especially hope IEOR/SEAS alumni will come to welcome
Ms. Jenny Mak and Dean Kachani to Beijing and reconnect with fellow alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 24, 2011, by 12PM.

RSVP to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2335262834/eorg

2). October 25, 2011:Happy Hour with USC, Cornell and Columbia

The Columbia University Alumni Association of Beijing invites Columbia alumni and their guests to a
Happy Hour event held jointly with USC and Cornell at the Opposite House. Proceeds from the first drink
(RMB 50) will be donated to your Alumni Association.

Event: Happy Hour with USC, Cornell and Columbia
Date: October 25 (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m.

Location: Punk (www.barpunk.com), the bar located in the basement of Oppposite House
Address: Opposite House
Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Tel: 6410-5222

Drinks offer: RMB 50 for first drink, thereafter 2-for-1

No RSVP required.

For questions, please contact Karl Metzner at: metzner.karl@gmail.com.

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Oct. 16 Reception Featuring Columbia University Professor Armstrong: North Korea and China:
Antomy of a Relationship

Posted on October 12, 2011 by Louise

Weatherhead Lecture Series in Beijing

Announcing a special lecture series in Beijing, presented by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at
Columbia University in conjunction with Columbia Global Centers | East Asia and Renmin University.

Sunday, October 16—China and North Korea: Anatomy of a Relationship
Wednesday, October 19—Sino-Mongol Relations
Sunday, October 30—China’s Afghanistan Policy: Implications for US-China-Russia Relations

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Renmin University
Mingde International Building
Room 408

To register, click here


E-mail Mike Fu (WEAI / New York) atmf2597@columbia.edu or Eyra Xiong (Columbia Global Centers /
Beijing) atmx2129@columbia.edu

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Career Opportunity with Corning China, Strategy & Business Development Manager

Posted on October 12, 2011 by Louise

Job Title: Strategy & Business Development Manager
Department: Strategy & Business Development (SBD)
Reporting line: SBD Director
Location: Shanghai, China

Company Description:
Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160
years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone
components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control,
telecommunications and life sciences. Corning has been named One of Best Companies to Work For in
many countries including China.

The Corning Greater China region is represented by all Corning businesses. Since the company entered
the China market nearly three decades ago, Corning has established strong leadership in key industries
to support the country’s fast economic development. Through developing local talent, Corning is well
positioned to continue its success in China.

Corning offers experience in a global organization and it prepares employees to succeed to reach their
full potential. No matter where you work and what your role is, you feel part of something big, part of
the team that is shaping the future of the world. We recognize that ultimately our people determine our
success, which is why we respect and treat all employees as individuals and strongly encourage each and
every employee to share their ideas to help make the company successful. Being a part of Corning in
China you are exposed to new exciting opportunities in a wide range of industries and businesses, which
will greatly benefit your career and allow you to make valuable contributions to the organization and
the world you live in.

To learn more information about Corning, please visit our website at www.corning.com.

Develop data-based, insightful market entry strategies for a variety of Corning businesses in China, in
conjunction with the concerned divisions
Lead cross functional teams that will be responsible for delivering such strategies Communicate and sell
strategies to senior management within the various divisions and Corning China
In many cases, work with business divisions to deploy the strategies that are developed
Identify short term incremental sales/cost reduction opportunities for Corning businesses in China
Work in partnership with China-based sales teams to develop customer interaction plans, distributor
incentives, and other tactical commercial initiatives

Candidate Background:
International (ideally North American) study and/or work experience
Experience working with US companies in a strategy development or strategy process management
Fluency in English and Mandarin
MBA degree or equivalent
Two – three years of professional experience in a management consulting firm
Experience in the consumer electronics, telecommunication, new energy or atomotive industries
Undergraduate degree focused on a technical area of study

Compensation Range:
Commensurate with professional experience

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your updated CV / resume to Ms. Joyce Yu
at yusj@corning.com or you can also reach her at +86-21-2215 2888.

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Columbia Alum – Royal Asiatic Society Speaker

Posted on October 11, 2011 by Louise

Tuesday 18th October 2011 at 7.00pm
Tavern, Radisson Plaza Xingguo Hotel 78 Xing Guo Road,Shanghai
兴国宾馆 上海市兴国路 78 号



A new wave of Chinese musicians is taking Beijing by storm. Revolving around four venues spread across
the city, this burgeoning group of performers are working outside government-controlled media
channels, and in the process, capturing the attention of the international music community. They now
constitute a fresh, independent voice in a country renowned for creative conformity and saccharine
Cantonese pop. Photographer Matthew Niederhauser captured the energy of this innovative orgy
gripping Beijing’s music underground in his book Sound Kapital which features portraiture and concert
photography of Beijing’s underground music scene.

Two other ongoing projects will be illustrated, “Visions of Modernity: China’s Gilded Age” and
“Counterfeit Paradises”, investigations of mega block urban development and concomitant consumer
trends. Matthew’s photography investigates the darker sides of this unprecedented explosion in wealth
creation and infrastructure development.

Matthew first studied Chinese in high school where he was greatly inspired by his teacher’s experience
during the Cultural Revolution and quickly became fascinated with the country’s history and
philosophical traditions. After spending a year with a host family in Beijing in 2000, he commenced his
studies at Columbia where he immersed himself in the anthropology department and wrote his thesis
on urban development and the role of cultural tourism in integrating rural communities into central
economic systems in Tibet. He then continued his work researching for the National Committee on US-
China Relations and assistant teaching at the International Center of Photography in New York. Since
then his work on urban development and youth culture in China has appeared in The New Yorker, Time
Magazine, The New York Times and The Observer amongst many others.
Entrance: RMB 30.00 (RAS members) and RMB 80.00 (non-members) those unable to make the
donation but wishing to attend may contact us for exemption, prior to the RAS Lecture Series.
Membership applications and membership renewals will be available at these events.
RSVP: to RAS Bookings at: bookings@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn

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Columbia Business School | Beijing Information Session | Monday, September 26th – 7PM | 16th
Floor, West Tower, LG Twin Tower

Posted on September 21, 2011 by charles

  Amanda Carlson, director of admissions, will be traveling to China to recruit the next generation of
  Columbia Business School leaders.Please join her at our Beijing or Shanghai Information Session
  where you will have the opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni, as well as help answer
  questions from prospective applicants about your Columbia Business School experiences.

  Beijing Information Session

  Monday, September 26th – 7:00 p.m.

  LG Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.

  LG Business School
  16th Floor, West Tower, LG Twin Towers
  Chaoyang District
  Beijing 100022, P.R. China

  Please RSVP to Amanda at abc101@columbia.edu if you plan to attend.

  Generously sponsored by LG Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Information Session

Tuesday, September 27th – 6:30 p.m.

Three on the Bund

2/F, Three on the Bund
No. 3 The Bund
3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road
(by Guangdong Road)
Shanghai 200002, P.R. China

Please RSVP to Amanda at abc101@columbia.edu if you plan to attend.

Generously sponsored by Three on the Bund.

To help us to attract the best candidates to Columbia, we invite you to bring a friend, family
member, or colleague who you feel would benefit from a Columbia MBA degree. You may direct
prospective candidates to our website in order to RSVP:


Feel free to also forward this invitation to other Columbia Business School alumni in the area.
We hope to see you soon and thank you for your support!

MBA Admissions Team
Columbia Business School

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