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Post time 2007-2-1 10:30:55 |Display all floors
Yes, although the music available on baidu is fairly limited...

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Post time 2007-2-1 15:57:21 |Display all floors
changabula, i would just like to thank you.
I first came to this website hoping to learn more about China and Chinese people.
Your various threads over the last while has helped with that.
Again, thank you!

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Post time 2007-2-1 23:05:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by wowzers at 2007-2-1 15:57
changabula, i would just like to thank you.
I first came to this website hoping to learn more about China and Chinese people.
Your various threads over the last while has helped with that.
Again ...


Thanks. Glad to help.
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Post time 2007-2-1 23:08:58 |Display all floors
Peter Chan

Peter Chan, or Chan Ho-sun (陳可辛; born in 1962 in Hong Kong) is a film director and producer.

He spent his teens in Bangkok, Thailand and studied in the United States, where he attended film school at UCLA. He returned to Hong Kong in 1983 and started working in the film industry. He served as a second assistant director and producer to John Woo on Heroes Shed No Tears, which was set in Thailand. He also was a location manager on three Jackie Chan films, Wheels on Meals, The Protector and Armour of God.

His directorial debut, Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye, was crowned best film at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild in 1991. It also won best actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Eric Tsang, who would become a frequent collaborator with Chan.

Chan was a co-founder of United Filmmakers Organization (UFO) in the early 1990s, which produced a number of box-office and critical hits in Hong Kong, including his own: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father. Other critical and commercial successes followed, including Tom, Dick And Hairy, He's a Woman, She's a Man and Comrades, Almost a Love Story.

In the late 1990s, Chan worked in Hollywood, directing The Love Letter, which starred Kate Capshaw, Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Selleck.

In 2000, Chan co-founded Applause Pictures with Teddy Chen and Allan Fung. The company's focus was on fostering ties with pan-Asian filmmakers, producing such films as Jan Dara by Thailand's Nonzee Nimibutr, One Fine Spring Day South Korea's Hur Jin-Ho, Samsara by China's Huang Jianxin, The Eye by Danny and Oxide Pang and cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

Chan's 2005 film, the musical Perhaps Love closed the Venice Film Festival and was Hong Kong's entry for an Academy Awards nomination in the best foreign film category.

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Post time 2007-2-2 02:18:11 |Display all floors
Terence Tao

Tao was born July 17, 1975, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Both Tao's parents are Han Chinese by ethnicity. His parents are first generation immigrants from Hong Kong to Australia.

He works primarily on harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, combinatorics, analytic number theory and representation theory. He is currently a professor of mathematics at the UCLA. He was promoted to a full professor at age 24. In August 2006, he was awarded the Fields Medal.


Terence Tao exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities from an early age. Tao attended university at the age of nine. He is one of only two children in the history of the Johns Hopkins' Study of Exceptional Talent program to have achieved a score of 700 or greater on the SAT math section while just 8 years old (he scored a 760). In 1986, 1987, and 1988, Tao was the youngest participant to date in the International Mathematical Olympiads, first competing at the age of ten, winning a bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively. He won the gold medal when he just turned thirteen and remains the youngest gold medalist in the tournament's history. At age 14, Tao attended the Research Science Institute. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees (at the age of 17) from Flinders University under Garth Gaudry. In 1992 he won a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study in the United States. From 1992 to 1996, Tao was a graduate student at Princeton University under the direction of Elias Stein, receiving his Ph.D. at the age of 20.  He joined UCLA's faculty that year.

Research and awards

He received the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bôcher Prize in 2002, and the Clay Research Award in 2003, for his contributions to analysis including work on the Kakeya conjecture and wave maps. In 2005 he received the American Mathematical Society's Levi L. Conant Prize with Allen Knutson, and in 2006 he was awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.

In 2004, Ben Green and Terence Tao released a preprint proving the existence of arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of prime numbers. For this and other work, he was awarded the Australian Mathematical Society Medal.

In 2006, at the 25th International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, he became one of the youngest, the first Australian, and the first UCLA faculty member ever to be awarded a Fields Medal.

Terence Tao was a finalist to become Australian of the Year in 2007. In an embarrassing moment during the ceremony for the Australian Prime Minister John Howard, he mistook Tao for an Asian immigrant with a poor understanding of english. This was despite Tao's high achievements and being born in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Post time 2007-2-2 13:28:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2007-2-2 09:25
My girlfriend - but her numerous qualities are not for public debate!



We could always create another thread about villains and cast you as one!
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Post time 2007-2-2 17:20:03 |Display all floors
Jiang Suchun

A true story about fight against SARS
( 2003-05-14 15:00 ) (9)

Jiang Suchun, a 74-year-old expert of infectious disease at the 302 Hospital of the PLA in Beijing, contracted Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) when he fought the deadly epidemic, but that did not stop him from continuing with his crusade. Jiang conducted bold SARS treatment experiments on himself, injecting the blood serum of recovered SARS patients into his own body. After 23 days of self-treatment, Jiang miraculously recovered, and a new way of treating SARS patients was found. His unremitting efforts won high praise from Hu Jintao, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

At around 8:00 pm on March 7, Beijing's first SARS patient was sent to the 302 Hospital. Jiang Suchun received a phone call from a hospital official, asking him to go back to hospital. Be fully aware of the danger of the epidemic, Jiang did not hesitate and rushed to the hospital.

Considering Jiang's physical condition, hospital leaders arranged for him to direct the rescue operation outside the emergency room. But Jiang would not comply, saying, "as a serviceperson, how can I not go to the frontline in a war?" He then applied two layers of gauze padding under his mask and entered the emergency room. The rescue operation lasted for 80 minutes, but the patient failed to respond and died.

Determined to find the source of the disease as soon as possible, Jiang proposed a discussion on SARS and prepared for the autopsy immediately. It was not until midnight that Jiang retired for the day. When the second group of patients arrived at the hospital two days later, Jiang went back to the emergency room again.

On the evening of March 14, Jiang suddenly felt a chill. He knew that he had been infected by the disease.

Calmly, Jiang went to the hospital for a check-up, and the result was positive for SARS. The following day his body temperature rose to 39 C.

Seeing that Jiang has devoted the larger part of his life to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, and has saved numerous patients suffering from deadly epidemics, the hospital staff felt very worried and was willing to do anything to save him.

At this crucial moment, Jiang announced calmly: "As a doctor, I cannot serve the patients for the time being, but as a patient, I would like to do experiments on myself to find out cure for SARS."

In spite of high fever, Jiang did not stop his work and proposed to inject the serum of recovered SARS patients into the body of SARS sufferers in order to spur the production of an antibody.

Since there was no precedent for such an idea (injecting blood is extremely dangerous), Jiang volunteered to be the first. After much deliberation, the hospital authority accepted Jiang's proposal and sent several doctors to collect the serum of recovered SARS patients in Guangzhou.

On March 22, the serum was injected into Jiang's body, and he was also treated with other medicines. Jiang was miraculously recovered.

During the period of convalescence, Jiang requested to be discharged from the hospital several times, arguing that, as the SARS situation in Beijing was worsening, he was determined to return to the front immediately. But hospital authorities did not agree. Bed-ridden, Jiang then organized the doctors and nurses to write a thesis on the treatment of SARS.

Based on his personal experience, Jiang helped the physicians to write an article entitled "One example of curing senior SARS patients." After that Jiang himself wrote "The enlightenment of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to infectious disease doctors." In addition, Jiang wrote several articles for the publicity of knowledge on prevention of SARS for several newspapers. During his 23 days in hospital, Jiang wrote nine articles on the prevention and possible cure for SARS.

In early April, a recovered Jiang left the hospital, telling reporters: "The fact that I, a SARS patient, have recovered quickly proves that SARS is not fearsome. It is preventable and curable."

Jiang's high spirits greatly inspired medical workers who vowed to learn from Jiang and make greater contributions to the fight against SARS.

(April 25, PLA Daily)

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What a fantastic example of selfishness and self-sacrifice for the sake of helping others!

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