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Linden Center finalist for US Secretary of State’s 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence

Written on December 15, 2014 at 240 am, by

We are proud to have been one of the nine finalists for the prestigious Award for Corporate Excellence. The ACE was first started in 1999 to commend US-owned businesses that play pivotal roles around the world as good corporate citizens.  We were chosen by an interagency committee among nominations submitted by US ambassadors around theContinue Reading

China’s Culture in an Era of Mass Tourism——Brian

Written on September 13, 2014 at 1226 am, by

Brian recently delivered the following speech (in Chinese) to the Dali government.  He will be speaking in Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Beijing in early November. (dates to be announced)   “China’s Culture in an Era of Mass Tourism” Thirty years ago this December, I left my Beijing university dorm and hopped a train headed forContinue Reading

How to spend it _Yunnan —— Financial Times Germany

Written on September 10, 2014 at 656 pm, by

Click here to read original Psst,die Schwarzen Stumpfnasen schlafen noch! Nichts rührt sich in den Bäumen, die wie furchige Riesen in den Himmel ragen. Die Luft ist dünn auf 3000 Metern, da braucht man seine Mittagsruhe. Der Wildhüter zeigt auf die Krone einer Kiefer. Ein Rascheln? Stille. Das Fernglas ist scharf gestellt. Dann raschelt esContinue Reading

INSPIRED AT THE CENTRE: Read latest poems by our guest David Sullivan

Written on July 24, 2014 at 430 am, by

Man Eats Head                                                —for Stirling Adam When a donation Stirling slipped into the locked metal box before Guanyin’s garishly painted statue started up the trumpet player’s keening, we were instructed in how to bow and do reverance to gods we did not understand. And though the heavens did not open, Bai hospitality did, and we were escorted to theContinue Reading

Wedding Crashers

Written on July 24, 2014 at 1214 am, by

Wedding Crashers —for Kif Augustine, written at the Linden Center At the Bai family wedding puffed kernals of rice floated to the top of the glass of rice wine we were handed, bobbed against our lips when we drank. The groom’s retinue of pink-balloon-festooned cars weaved through the cobbled streets prepared to answer absurd questions:Continue Reading

The Torch Festival is Coming!

Written on June 29, 2014 at 832 pm, by

Experience Yunnan’s Brightest Nights:          The Torch Festival is Coming!                        …….. The Linden Centre invites you to be a part of one of Yunnan’s most colorful festivals. On July 20-22, our neighbors- the ethnic Bai and Yi- wrap long poles withContinue Reading

The Linden Centre is celebrating its Sixth Anniversary!

Written on May 20, 2014 at 700 pm, by

The Linden Centre is celebrating its Sixth Anniversary!  To help express our gratitude to all of you who have helped make these first five years so successful, we are offering a summer special: Stay two nights at our regular rate and enjoy a third night at 66RMB. During your stay, we will take you to ourContinue Reading

Farewell to Sidwell Friends Group

Written on May 20, 2014 at 650 pm, by

Linden Centre’s Education Annex Says Farewell to Sidwell Friends Group After a semester of study on our Xizhou Education Annex, the first group of Sidwell students left Yunnan this past weekend.  Their innovative, annual program, one of the first of its kind in rural China, gave high school juniors and seniors a chance to completeContinue Reading

One of China’s Top Hotels with Exceptional Service

Written on May 20, 2014 at 442 pm, by

Tripadvisor informed us last week that we were once again chosen as one of China’s Top Hotels with Exceptional Service (number 11 out of 105,000 hotels).   We are humbled to be included alongside such important industry leaders.   We are most proud of our local staff, many of whom still work as farmers during their time away from the Centre.Continue Reading

Testing to trace heritage of Bai ethnic people

Written on May 19, 2014 at 649 pm, by

Linden Centre and Shanghai American School host leadingChinese DNA Scholar- Testing to trace heritage of Bai ethnic people Shanghai American School teachers, Craig Taefel and Mai Haisam, and Fudan University’s Professor Yan recently completed the first round of testing to help trace the origins of our local villagers. This project, which is being supported inContinue Reading