Sunday, March 4, 2012

"One Hundred Years of Transformation in China"--Lecture by Dr.Vincent Yip

US-China Peoples Friendship Association – South Bay
         Presents a Free Public Lecture

Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Chapter ‘s Potluck Dinner begins at 6:15 PM
Dr. Vincent Yip’s presentation      7:15 – 8:45 PM

Members and Guests are welcome to join us for potluck dinner and/or the speaker’s program.
Please RSVP to to reserve seats by Wed. Feb. 29, 2012
Please make your reservation early since the room capacity is limited to 50 people.
Please indicate how many seats you need and if you plan to join the Potluck as well as the Talk.

Location: Sunny View Senior Center, 22445 Cupertino Rd. Cupertino, Ca. 95014
                ( 1 block north of Stevens Creek Blvd on N. Foothill Blvd )
Room:      Community Center Room – end of parking lot’s entry rotary circle
Parking;   Upper parking level at left as one faces the main building, and on Cupertino Rd.

One Hundred Years of Transformation in China: 1911-1981-2011   
By Dr. Vincent Yip

On 10/10/1911, Chinese revolutionaries in Wuchang ignited an uprising that ended China’s 5000 years of feudal and dynastic rule, and heralded a Chinese Republic. However, much more turmoil and suffering ensued until 1949 when the PRC was founded, and even beyond. This presentation will  examine the history, culture, and psyche that laid the foundation for today’s China. Dr. yip is also an indefatigable traveler and photographer. He will share his images and experiences inside China the  past three decades, during which China went from a Third World weakling to a First World Power to be reckoned with.

Dr. Vincent Yip is a Bay Area management consultant whose career included diplomatic service to the European Union and teaching at the Northwestern, USF Business Schools, and has been lecturing at Stanford Continuing Studies since 2008.  He has traveled in China on consulting assignments for UN, World Bank, and several international corporations, and in 1994 he founded a Sino-Malaysian joint venture environmental technology ECOFEN in Beijing and served as its general manager. He is the author of three books on China and also published numerous articles in technical as well as business journals, mainly on cultural, e-commerce, project management and other related aspects of doing business in China. Dr.Yip holds a PhD from U.of Southern California.