Monthly Archives: September 2012

Confucius Birthday, Shandong and Weifang International Kite Festival 1987

September 28 is Confucius Birthday! As we prepared to join friends for a celebration dinner of Shandong cuisine I have memories of visiting Qufu in Shandong Province 25 years ago after a fantastic adventure to Beijing, the Great Wall of … Continue reading

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Remembering Prime Minister Takeo Miki

In my blog “Remembering Former First of Japan Lady Mutsuko Miki” I posted photos of meeting the Miki family on several occasions many years ago. Here is a bit more about Prime Minister Takeo Miki whom I was privileged to … Continue reading

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Remembering Former First Lady of Japan Mutsuko Miki

As I prepared to return home from my visit to Japan in August 2012 the Japanese news media reported the passing of Former First Lady of Japan Mutsuko Miki at the age of 95. I had the great pleasure of … Continue reading

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Research Visit in 2010 to General Chennault’s Command Post Cave at Old Yang Tang Airfield Guilin China

In the fall of 2010 when I was working in China for six weeks I was able to visit Guilin and tour the old Yang Tang Airfield site where the Flying Tigers were based in the 1940s. My contact at the Guilin … Continue reading

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Flying Tigers and Chinese in Wartime America Workshop at Portland State University

“Flying Tigers and Chinese in Wartime America” a Northwest China Council Workshop held at Portland State University September 8, 2012 featured veterans of the 14th Air Service Group and 987th Signal Company / 14th Air Force Flying Tigers Combined Reunion held concurrently in … Continue reading

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Northwest China Council Exhibition “Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945”

Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945″ an exhibition opened September 2012 at Multnomah County Library Collins Gallery. The exhibition sponsored by Northwest China Council recognizes Chinese American aviators in Oregon from the early 1900s through the end of  WWII and showcases their participation in the … Continue reading

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