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  • 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 …

  • 2019.1.25
    Spring Festival 2019: Year of the Pig!

    新 年 Chinese New Year 新春到,春节好 New Year is coming, 家家户户都热闹, And each household is bustling. 贴春联,放鞭炮, Red couplet pasting and firecracker spluttering, 家家户户赶做饺。 Every family hurries to make dumplings. 小弟弟,小妹妹, Brothers and sisters, 穿上新衣带新帽。 Put on new hat and clothes happily.  (Sourced from internet) Spring Festival is one of the busiest times of the …

  • 2019.1.11
    Notice the Unnoticed | The Linden Centre BioCamp 2019

    Photo Credit: Cathy Zhou Amy, with her binoculars dangling from her neck and field notebook in hand, tromped across the top of an irrigation ditch into the rice fields of the Dali plain. Before her eyes a vast open patchwork of farmland and open sky was spread. Cryptically running across the rapeseed beds were wagtails …

  • 2018.11.10
    Be A Traveler, Not a Tourist: Presidio Knolls School at the Linden Centre

    PKS is a growing bilingual elementary and middle school based in San Francisco that emphasizes practical and realistic use of Chinese language, as opposed to having students memorize 100 terms a day. The Presidio Knolls School (PKS) website states: “Our mission is to nurture the young heart and mind in a joyful learning environment, where …

  • 2018.10.28
    Golden Flowers Go to New York

    2 Local Bai Ethnicity High School Students from Xizhou 1 Documentary Film: “The Soul of the Bai” 1 All American High School Film Festival in New York City 6 Days of Memories for a Lifetime   On Wednesday afternoon in October (the 3rd to be exact), Xiao Juan Yang & Pei Jie Yang, two high …