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  • 2020.2.18
    Village Life and the Coronavirus: Linden’s Diary

    “What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” “鼠疫像世界上别的邪恶一样,可以使人们的思想得到提高。” – Albus Camus, The Plague《鼠疫》     Village Life and the Coronavirus   Our old square is empty, shops boarded up, and a red banner playfully blows from the upper reaches of …

  • 2020.1.1
    Looking Back at 2019 with the Linden Centre and Friends

    As another year comes to its end, it’s again time to write a summary of all the wonderful things this year has encompassed. 2019 has been an extremely busy year as we continued on our mission to promote sustainable cultural tourism and immersive education programs. In the spring we led various groups of international friends …

  • 2019.12.24
    Chinese New Year in Xizhou

    During the winter solstice our small village of Xizhou retained its quiet and peaceful atmosphere. In the afternoon residents all moseyed out of their alleyways in order to bask in the warm sunlight. The birds that left for the winter have already flown back, if you were to follow the shadow of swallows into our …

  • 2019.11.23
    “This is not the future of education, this is education.”

    With a history that began in 1912, Shanghai American School (SAS) is one of the most famous international schools in Asia, with an emphasis on the cultivation of creativity, critical thinking and a life-long passion of learning for students. At SAS,the word “school” is not limited to books and classes, but real-life environments are also …

  • 2019.6.5
    Mekong Tourism Forum 2019

      “Tourism – a driver for cultural heritage preservation and poverty alleviation.” The Linden Centre is proud to have played an important role in the hosting of the Mekong Tourism Forum in Dali earlier this month. The theme of this year’s forum was “Tourism – a driver for cultural heritage preservation and poverty alleviation.” Brian …

  • 2019.5.12
    Heritage Hotels: A Model for Sustainability

    The 2019 award season is upon us, and we are honored to be included among the top hotels in China on Tripadvisor, Agoda and in other media. Yesterday we appeared in one of my favorite newspapers, The South China Morning Post, in an article entitled “How millennial travelers are bringing Chinese heritage hotels back in …