2012 WASHINGTON, DC SEMINAR: Historic Friendship: Foundation for the Future
Update on the National Seminar, U. S. China People's Friendship Association, Washington, D. C. April 26-27, 2012.
by John Jung, a historian and author who was one of our excellent presentations at this seminar.
This 2 day seminar under the leadership of National President Diana Greer was a great success with high quality presentations on a diverse range of topics relevant to the promotion of better understanding, cooperation, and respect between the peoples of the U. S. and China.
My presentation on Chinese American history was well-received and regarded as valuable information that was relevant to the mission of USCPFA. This meeting helped me establish some good network contacts with a broader population than I've reached thus far.
A highlight of the event was the opportunity to visit and tour the spectacular new Chinese Embassy at their reception for USCPFA. I presented Ambassador Zhang Yesui (top right) with a set of Yin and Yang Books, which he graciously accepted, expressing the view that it is important that China know more about the history of Chinese in America. Without the persuasive and enthusiastic support of Peggy Roney, President of the Southern Region (bottom left), my advocate who nominated me as a seminar speaker, I would have missed out on this wonderful seminar.
|Ambassador His Excellency Zhang Yesui and USCPFA President Diana Greer at a reception at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.||USCPFA Members were presented a wonderful tour of the Chinese exhibits at the Freer Gallery.|
|John Jung, a historian and author with USCPFA Southern Region President Peggy Roney at the Seminar.||At the reception at the Chinese Embassy, Wendy Wei visits with author Jana McBurney-Lin and Midwest Region President Joyce Cox.|
|Seminar attendees enjoy a final banquet at Ming's Restaurant in Washington DC's China Town.||Another feature of the seminar was a visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial recently unveiled in Washington DC.|
Photographs from Kansas City Chapter member Linda Hanley.