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Rotary in China commenced with The Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club in 1919

Rotary in China commenced with The Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club i…

May 24, 2020

Rotary in China commenced withThe Birth of the Shanghai Rotary Club in 1919 1 July2014 The Rotary Club of Shanghai (上海扶輪社) was the “father” of Rotary in China, and was the first Rotary Club formed in The Republic of China (中華民國) in 1919(as well as the second Club formed in Asia). That was 95 years ago. The Club was formally admitted to Rotary …

1919

The Washington Conference 1921-22 The Stage of the American and Chinese Rotarian Statesmen

The Washington Conference 1921-22 The Stage of the American and Chines…

May 8, 2021

The Washington Conference 1921-1922 The Stage of the American and Chinese Rotarian Statesmen in making Peace on Earth 23February 2017 Commencing the Year 2015-2016, Rotary International has designated February to be “Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution Month”. Ninety-five years ago in February, this mission was practically carried out by the American and Chinese Rotarian statesmen on the stage of The Washington Conference in the …

1921

Over the Great Wall - Rotary Service storms the barricade of racial antipathy by Arthur Melville

Over the Great Wall – Rotary Service storms the barricade of rac…

March 6, 2023

Rotary Service storms the barricade of racial antipathy By ARTHUR MELVILLE CROSS the north end of China, stretched over some twenty-two degrees of longitude lies the Great Wall, one of the most impressive artificial barriers ever erected by man. Roughly constructed of great boulders it was a formidable obstacle in its day, and for nineteen centuries was considered an important part of the coun try’s defences. Yet now it is for …

1924

Boys Work by Tientsin Rotary Club in the 1920s

Boys Work by Tientsin Rotary Club in the 1920s

March 18, 2023

Boys Work by Tientsin Rotary Club in the 1920s 1 September 2014 Initiation of the Boys Work Program in 1919Prior to the establishment of the “Interact Club” program in 1962 for both boys and girls, Rotary’s service to the younger generations was focused on “Boys Work”. Initiation of the “Boys Work” program could be traced back to the year 1915 when a number …

1926

Rotary in the State of Manchuria

Rotary in the State of Manchuria

March 22, 2023

Rotary in the State of Manchuria on the Northeastern Chinese Mainland 18 September 2016 (85 years of the Mukden Incident) Located at the northeastern Chinese mainland, officially the “State of Manchuria” prior to 1934 and the “Empire of (Great) Manchuria” (大滿洲帝國) after 1934, Manchukuo (滿洲國) was a puppet state of the Japanese Empire in Manchuria (滿洲) from 1932 until 1945. It was founded as a republic in …

1929

The Birth of the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1930

The Birth of the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1930

February 20, 2016

The Birth of the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1930 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 February 2016 It was 85 years ago when The Rotary Club of Hong Kong (香港扶輪社) was admitted to Rotary International on 20 February 1931. Then it was a non-districted Club. The Charter was delivered from the hands of the Hong Kong Governor Sir William Peel (香港總督貝璐爵士) since there …

1930

Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) - The First Mandarin Speaking Club in History

Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) – The First Mandarin Speaking Club i…

May 11, 2024

史上第一家華語扶輪社 – 杭州扶輪社(1931) Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) The First Mandarin Speaking Club in History By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 May 2014 Hangchow Rotary Club (杭州扶輪社), chartered on 23 June 1932, was the first Mandarin speaking Club in history, located in Hangchow (Hangzhou), capital city of Chekiang (Zhejiang) Province of the Republic of China (中華民國浙江省省會杭州市). This was officially recognized by Rotary International after the visit of Douglas C. Howland, Secretary …

1931

一•二八事變中的上海扶輪社

March 11, 2023

国际主义抑或人道主义: 一·二八事变中的上海扶轮社* 马建凯 内 容 摘 要 扶 轮 社 是 以 维 系 世 界 和 平 为 宗 旨 的 国 际 人 道 组 织。 一 · 二 八 事 变 爆 发 后,由中、日、美、英等多国人士组成的上海扶 轮 社 特 别 委 员 会,发 起 了 意 在 制 止 战 争 的 请 愿活动,但请愿因日军悍然发出最后通牒而无果而终。表面上,上海扶轮社各方社员的请 愿代表皆以促和为己任,但实际上,各方代表多持有不同的参与动机和互相矛盾的和平设 想,未能将扶轮社的国际主义理念置于民族主义之上,这是上海扶轮社和平请愿难以逾越 的内在限界。与此同时,上海扶轮社各国社员大多认同扶轮社的人道主义理念,广泛开展 战时人道救援活动,为 援 助 沪 战 难 民 做 出 了 贡 献。 在 战 争 环 …

1932

Canton and Swatow - Rotary Clubs in the former Kwangtung Province

Canton and Swatow – Rotary Clubs in the former Kwangtung Provinc…

March 14, 2023

Canton and Swatow Rotary Clubs in the former Kwangtung Province 1 August 2015 中華民國廣東省(1911-1949)版圖 The provincial map of the Republic of China showing the territory of the Kwangtung Province in 1911-1949 Map of the Kwangtung Province showing the locations of Canton ( 廣州) and Swatow ( 汕頭) Kwangtung Province (廣東省) or in the modern spelling as “Guangdong Province” was a provincial-level administrative region under the Republic of China (中華民國) jurisdiction in 1911-1949. It was one …

1932

Tientsin Rotary Club Booklet 1934

Tientsin Rotary Club Booklet 1934

March 27, 2023

TIENTSIN NORTH CHINA 津天 竹 旅旗 ROTARY THE ROTARY CLUB OF TIENTSIN No 1444 JANUARY 1934 TIENTSIN, NORTH CHINA. THE PORT, ITS HISTORY, AND ROTARY CLUB ACTIVITIES. TER ROTARY RNATION Issued by the ROTARY CLUB OF TIENTSIN. No. 1444. January, 1934. 501 Grade 1/36 tions, This pamphlet has been prepared by Past President W. V. Pennell, Editor of the Peking & Tientsin Times, at the request of President V. W. Stapleton-Cotton and the Board of Directors, for circulation among Rotary The Tientsin Clubs in various parts of …

1934

The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking Rotary Club 南京扶輪社

The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking…

May 16, 2024

The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking Rotary Club (南京扶輪社) (1934) By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 The Classification Principle What is Rotary? There are so many definitions as there are Rotarians. We hear that it is a service club, an association of business and professional people. An organization is defined by what it does or what its characteristics are. Accounts of the organization of Rotary …

1934

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935

December 15, 2019

Rotary Conference in the Pacific 1935 1 February2015 Since 1926, every two years, representative Rotarians from shores washed by the Pacific Ocean gathered at a common meeting place. Here, these men of many nations and varied races and creeds discussed not only as a melting pot for ideas on matters of purely Rotary concern, but many major problems affecting the peoples of the Ocean. …

1935

The First Decade of Rotary in the Tientsin Foreign Concessions

The First Decade of Rotary in the Tientsin Foreign Concessions

March 27, 2023

The First Decade of Rotary in the Tientsin Foreign Concessions 1 September 2014 The Treaty Port Tientsin The concessions in Tientsin (Tianjin) (天津) were concession territories ceded by the Imperial Qing (Manchu Dynasty) (大清國) to a number of European countries, the United States and Imperial Japan within the city of Tientsin. There were nine concessions in altogether (see map above). These concessions also contributed to the rapid development of Tientsin from …

1935

Rotary Club of Tsinan (Brochure April 1936) - 濟南扶輪社 (1936小冊)

Rotary Club of Tsinan (Brochure April 1936) – 濟南扶輪社 (1…

March 27, 2023

Tsinan (Li-cheng-hsien city) is the capital and largest city of Shantung Province in the Republic of China. Geographically and commercially it is well situated as the centre of the Province which is 56,000 square miles in area. Tsinan (Lat: 36°40’N; Long: 14°00’E lies in about the same latitude as Tokyo, Japan; Nash-ville, Tenn, U.S.A.; Gibraltar in Europe; Tunis in Africa; the Island of Rhodes off Asia …

1936

The Birth of Soochow Rotary Club (吳縣扶輪社) 1936

The Birth of Soochow Rotary Club (吳縣扶輪社) 1936

May 7, 2024

The Birth of Soochow Rotary Club (吳縣扶輪社) 1936 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 10 October 2015 Soochow Rotary Club (吳縣扶輪社) was located inside the walled-city of Wu Xian (吳縣)—the superior jurisdiction of then Soochow (Suzhou) (蘇州)—which was one of the major counties of Kiangsu (Jiangsu) Province of the Republic of China (中華民國江蘇省). The Club was sponsored by Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社) and was admitted to Rotary International on …

1936

Hangchow Rotarian Rev. Robert Johnson McMullen - American Missionary served refugees relief in Wartime China

Hangchow Rotarian Rev. Robert Johnson McMullen – American Missio…

March 23, 2023

Hangchow Rotarian Rev. Robert Johnson McMullen American Missionary served refugees relief in Wartime China 1 May 2014 This small photo is illustrated by a piece of very short news reported in the Page 52, September 1938 Issue of《The Rotarian》Magazine: “In the forefront of relief activities, among 26,000 refugees, in Hangchow, China, are these seven Rotarians — members of the Hangchow Rotary Club.” The news line is rather brief that readers may not …

1937

2nd Rotary District Conference in China - Nanking 1937

2nd Rotary District Conference in China – Nanking 1937

May 8, 2024

2nd Conference of the 81st District of Rotary International Nanking, Republic of China – 11-13 April 1937 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 April 2014 The purpose of the District Conference is to provide opportunities for networking, inspirational addresses, and discussions of Rotary-related matters. The event should recognize the service programs, projects, and public relations achievements in the District in order to inspire Rotarians to become more involved in …

1937

War Refugee Rotarians' Fellowship Groups

War Refugee Rotarians’ Fellowship Groups

March 23, 2023

1 War Refugee Rotarians’ Fellowship Groups by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 3 September 2015 (70th Anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day) It was the Second Sino-Japanese War which was a military conflict initiated by the Imperial Japan’s full scale aggression to the Republic of China (中華民國) from 7 July 1937 until Japan’s surrender on 2 September 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident (河北省宛平縣蘆 溝橋事變) in 1937 …

1938

《The Mandarin》- Tientsin Rotary Club - 1938 May 12

《The Mandarin》- Tientsin Rotary Club – 1938 May 12

March 27, 2023

《The Mandarin》- Tientsin Rotary Club – 1938 May 12

1938

Chungking & Changsha Rotary Clubs under Japanese Bombing

Chungking & Changsha Rotary Clubs under Japanese Bombing

May 7, 2023

Chungking & Changsha Rotary Clubs under Japanese Bombing 7 July 2017 A photograph taken by Imperial Japanese Army reporters on 16 June 1940 showing bombs from heavy bombers exploding on Yu Chung Peninsula, Chungking (重慶渝中半島) The Great Bombing of Chungking in 1938-1944 Today is the 80th year after the skirmishing between Japanese and Chinese troops on the frontier led to what became known as the Marco Polo Bridge …

1938

Dr. Herman C. E. Liu - The Shanghai Rotarian assassinated by Imperial Japan’s Agents - 被日本帝國特工暗殺的上海扶輪社員--劉湛恩博士

Dr. Herman C. E. Liu – The Shanghai Rotarian assassinated by Imp…

May 7, 2023

中文版在第 20-29 頁 被日本帝國特工暗殺的上海扶輪社員–劉湛恩博士 Dr. Herman C. E. Liu The Shanghai Rotarian assassinated by Imperial Japan’s agents 1 December 2016 Dr. Herman C. E. Liu (劉湛恩博士), President of the Shanghai University (滬江大學), was assassinated by Imperial Japan’s agents in 1938. This is in the Rotary China History that a Rotarian educator, even not a politician nor serviceman, was murdered by political assassination. Liu was elected an Active Member to the Shanghai Rotary Club …

1938

Shanghai Rotary Club Beggars Home Project 1940  Boys Work by Shanghai Rotary Club in 1920–1940

Shanghai Rotary Club Beggars Home Project 1940 Boys Work by Shanghai …

March 18, 2023

1Boys Work by Shanghai Rotary Club in1920–1940by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)1 July 2015May is the “Youth Service Month” of Rotary International designated since the Year 2015-2016. This is to replace the previous special focus“September –New Generations Month” of which had been observed for some twenty years.Rotary International’s structured programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards …

1940

Shanghai Concert Hall - Wartime Hub of Shanghai Rotary Club

Shanghai Concert Hall – Wartime Hub of Shanghai Rotary Club

April 2, 2023

Shanghai Concert Hall Wartime Hub of Shanghai Rotary Club by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 November 2016 Shanghai Concert Hall (上海音樂廳) Beaux-Arts Architecture Shanghai Concert Hall (上海音樂廳) is located on the intersection of Yan’an Road and South Tibet Road of Huangpu District, Shanghai (上海市黃浦區延安路/西藏南路). The fabric structure of the Shanghai Concert Hall, originally The Nanking Theatre (南京大戲 院) in 1930, was designed by Shanghai Rotarian architect Robert …

1941

The Wartime Rotary Club of Kunming (昆明扶輪社)

The Wartime Rotary Club of Kunming (昆明扶輪社)

April 2, 2023

1 April 2016 Kunming (昆明) was the capital city of Yun Nan Fu (雲南府) in the Republic of China (中華民國). Kunming played a major role during the World War II. Before the Imperial Japan invaded the British Burma, the capital city of Yunnan was the terminus of the “Burma Road” that was used by the Great Britain to supply Chinese Nationalist forces. After the fall of …

1944

Chinese Rotarian The First Man Signed The United Nations Charter 1945

Chinese Rotarian The First Man Signed The United Nations Charter 1945

November 20, 2020

Chinese Rotarian Dr. V. K. Wellington KooThe first Man signed the United Nations Charter 1945 26 June 2020 The year of 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary ofThe United Nations. Created 75 years ago in the ashes of World War II, the United Nations today remains true to its founding mission: to bring nations and peoples together to preserve peace and security, and improve lives …

1945

Yōsuke Matsuoka – From Rotarian to War Criminal

Yōsuke Matsuoka – From Rotarian to War Criminal

April 2, 2023

Yōsuke Matsuoka – From Rotarian to War Criminal 3 September 2015 Yōsuke Matsuoka 松岡洋右 Today is the 70th anniversary of the war victory day. As the final official unconditional surrender of the Imperial Japan (日本帝國) was accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945, concluding the Second World War, the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China (中華民國國民政府), which represented China on …

1945

Chungking Rotarians Launch School for Deaf Children

Chungking Rotarians Launch School for Deaf Children

May 7, 2023

Chungking Rotary Club – 重慶扶輪社 – This was the 24th Rotary Club formed in the Republic of China, sponsored by Hankow Rotary Club (漢口扶輪社). The Club was organized in the Szechwan (Sichuan) Province (四川省) on 3 June 1937, and was admitted to Rotary International on 18 November 1937, Charter #4471, with 30 charter members of multi-nationalities. The Club met on every Thursday, 12:15 p.m. at …

1946

The Story of Lanchow Rotary Club (蘭州扶輪社)

The Story of Lanchow Rotary Club (蘭州扶輪社)

April 19, 2023

The Story of Lanchow Rotary Club (蘭州扶輪社) the Club that had been Provisional for Seven Years 1 October 2016 Street scene of Lanchow in 1946 《The Good Samaritans at Lanchow, China》was an article published in the July 1947 Issue of 《The Rotarian》magazine (see the full text attached below on Pages 11-12). This two-page report gives a comprehensive description on the humanitarian, medical and health services dedicated by such a strong but small …

1947

The Birth of the Rotary Club of Macau in 1947

The Birth of the Rotary Club of Macau in 1947

May 7, 2024

The Birth of the Rotary Club of Macau in 1947 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 October 2015 The landmark of Macao as in 1947 Ruínas da Antiga Catedral de São Paulo (Ruins of Saint Paul’s) (大三巴牌坊 ) “Macao” in English, or “Macau” in Portuguese, or “澳門”in Chinese, was formerly a Portuguese Colony. The territory of Portuguese Macao was first leased to the Kingdom of Portugal by the Ming …

1947

Shenyang Rotarian Angus Ward - A Hostage in Communist China 1948-1949 - 1948-1949年中美外交摩擦的軟禁「華德事件」

Shenyang Rotarian Angus Ward – A Hostage in Communist China 1948…

March 6, 2023

1 中文版(中方觀點)在第 11-19 頁 1948-1949 年中美外交摩擦的軟禁「華德事件」 Shenyang Rotarian Angus Ward A Hostage in Communist China 1948-1949 1 December 2016 On the page of “Rotarians in the News” of《The Rotarian》magazine, Issue April 1950, there is a photo with such caption: “Angus Ward (center), former Consul General and Rotarian in Mukden, China, reports to President Truman. Now an honorary Rotarian in Allegan, Mich., he was imprisoned when Mukden was captured by the Communists and later released. Secretary …

1948

The Birth of Shanghai West Rotary Club

The Birth of Shanghai West Rotary Club

May 27, 2023

South or West “The Birth of Shanghai West Rotary Club (滬西扶輪社)” 1948 1 September 2014 Proposal of a Chinese-Speaking Shanghai South Rotary Club Soon after Dr. Chengting T. Wang (王正廷博士) was instrumental in establishing the 81st District in 1935, there were already plans to extend more new clubs in the nearby cities along with the 11 Rotary clubs in 11 cities of China. Shanghai then being the largest city …

1948

Calmly Facing Socialist Transformation - Kweiyang Rotary Club (貴陽扶輪社) Celebrated United Nations Week in October 1949

Calmly Facing Socialist Transformation – Kweiyang Rotary Club (貴…

April 19, 2023

Kweiyang Rotary Club (貴陽扶輪社) Celebrated United Nations Week in October 1949 1 October 2014 Rotary International and the United Nations “The invitation to Rotary International to participate in the United Nations conference as consultant to the United States delegation was not merely a gesture of goodwill toward a great organization. It was a simple recognition of the practical part Rotary’s members have played and will continue to play in the development of …

1949

Peking–Peiping–Peking - A Rotary Club under 3 different National Flags

Peking–Peiping–Peking – A Rotary Club under 3 different National…

April 19, 2023

Peking – Peiping – Peking A Rotary Club under 3 different National Flags 10 October 2016 In 1947 Peiping, a large portrait of Chiang Kai-Shek was displayed above Tiananmen Gate. This is the story about Peking Rotary Club (北京扶輪社) or Peiping Rotary Club (北平扶輪社). The English name “Peking” for the Chinese city “北京”(today known as “Beijing”) was originally transferred from the Portuguese. Portugal was likely the first European country to contact China …

1949

'I was a Prisoner of the Chinese Reds' by Rotarian Dr. Arthur Stewart Allen

‘I was a Prisoner of the Chinese Reds’ by Rotarian Dr. Art…

May 7, 2023

I was a Prisoner of the Chinese Reds By Dr. Arthur Stewart Allen, M.D., 15 April 1952 Note by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 7 July 2017:– Dr. Arthur Stewart Allen (梁正倫醫師), M.D., of Montreal, Canada, was the last president of the Chungking Rotary Club (重慶扶輪社) in 1949-1950. He was the superintendent of the Canadian United Church Mission Hospital in Chungking (重慶仁濟醫院). Here is the remarkable …

1950

Focus on Formosa -by James Dickson

Focus on Formosa -by James Dickson

February 14, 2024

by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 10 October 2015. Formosa = Taiwan = 臺灣 The name “Formosa” dates from 1542 when Portuguese sailors sighted an uncharted island located at the western Pacific rim and noted it on their maps as Ilha Formosa (“beautiful island”). The name “Formosa” eventually “replaced all others in European literature” and remained in common use among English speakers into the 20th century …

1950

Dissolved the 3 Rotary Districts in China in 1951

Dissolved the 3 Rotary Districts in China in 1951

March 23, 2023

Dissolved the 3 Rotary Districts in China in 1951 The Proximate Cause by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2016 The Decision Though there had been vision and mission on 1 July 1937 to develop 2,000 Rotary clubs in The Republic of China (中華民國), the 3 Rotary districts spread on most of the provinces were ultimately dissolved in July 1951. Let us first review on what were the Rotary International …

1951

The 2 Rotary Mobile Clinics operated by Shanghai Rotarians

The 2 Rotary Mobile Clinics operated by Shanghai Rotarians

March 27, 2023

The 2 Rotary Mobile Clinics operated by Shanghai Rotarians 1 December 2015 December is “Disease Prevention and Treatment Month” designated by Rotary International to arouse the global Rotary clubs’ attention of service action with special focus on disease prevention and treatment in the communities. Rotary’s top priority is certainly the eradication of polio, but the members may take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and …

1951

The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951

The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951

April 2, 2023

The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951 1 July 2015 Rotary in the new Communist China What was the life and situation of Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社) since the state power was changed to the Communist Party of China (中國共產黨) after the establishment of The People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國) on 1 October 1949? In a letter dated 21 March 1950, from “Telly” Ejnar S. Thellefsen …

1951

Former Shanghai-Chungking-Taipei Rotarian - Aid Mainland Refugee Chinese Intellectuals to Taiwan

Former Shanghai-Chungking-Taipei Rotarian – Aid Mainland Refugee…

March 23, 2023

Former Shanghai/Chungking/Taipei Rotarian Aid Mainland Refugee Chinese Intellectuals to Taiwan 1 May 2015 George Ashmore Fitch ( 費吳生) and wife Geraldine This is the story of George Ashmore Fitch (費吳生) (1883-1979), born in an American missionary’s family at Soochow (Suzhou) (蘇州), Imperial Ch’ing (大清國), who was an active member of Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社), and the Club’s president in 1930-1931. During the Imperial Japan’s full scale aggression to the Republic of China (中華民國), …

1952

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954

April 27, 2019

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954 and its Charter President Fung Hon-Chu, OBE, JP by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 April 2014 The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West (香港西區扶輪社) was admitted to Rotary International on 12 April 1954. It is the 4th Rotary club formed in Hong Kong and was by then a non-districted club. Later …

1954

Hong Kong Has Twins - October 1954

Hong Kong Has Twins – October 1954

August 14, 2021

The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, for all its fame and importance astride one of the major trade routes to China, is not very large. Its total area is 391 square miles; the area of Hong Kong Island itself is only 36½ square miles. Yet on that latter speck of land there are three Rotary Clubs: the mature mother Club of Hong Kong, and its new …

1954

New Ways for Old - Application of The Four-Way Test in Taipei

New Ways for Old – Application of The Four-Way Test in Taipei

March 16, 2023

The idea of selling an article for a fixed price, one that can’t be “beat down” by haggling, is comparatively new in the marts of trade. Until midway in the 19th Century, even the simplest retail purchase often became a contest between buyer and seller. It still is today in many parts of the world, though legions of goodwill-conscious businessmen are trying hard to change it. On the island of Taiwan, which is …

1957

Rotary under the Communist Guns - a Taipei Rotary Club outpost of mercy thrives

Rotary under the Communist Guns – a Taipei Rotary Club outpost o…

April 19, 2023

Rotary under the Communist Guns –- a Taipei Rotary Club outpost of mercy thrives 1 August, 2017 In the January 1965 Issue of《The Rotarian》magazine, there was a report from an American newspaper columnist Tom Dammann with such a title: “Rotary Under the Communist Guns – on Matsu within artillery range of the Communist China, a Rotary outpost of mercy thrives”. That was Tom’s observation on a “medical aid project to the …

1958

Rotarian's wife aids Hong Kong refugee children

Rotarian’s wife aids Hong Kong refugee children

April 20, 2022

A humanitarian project financed by the 3-H Grants of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Glossary (1) The 3-H Grants of The Rotary Foundation In 1978, The Rotary Foundation launched its most comprehensive humanitarian service activity with the Health, Hunger and Humanity Grants program. The “3-H” Grants program was designed to undertake large-scale service projects beyond the capacity of individual Rotary clubs or groups of clubs. Since 1978, almost …

1981

Hong Kong at the Crossroad ~ by Jerome Greer Chandler

Hong Kong at the Crossroad ~ by Jerome Greer Chandler

April 4, 2022

In 1985,《The Rotarian》magazine observed the monumental transition of the British Crown Colony Hong Kong to become the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on 1 July 1997. Three Rotarians, Dr. Russell Kwok (郭志仁博士), William Heering, and Sanford Yung (容永道), of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, expressed their opinions and vision.

1985

Asteroid was named after former Nanking Rotarian Dr. Ching-Sung Yu  ~ 南京紫金山天文臺創建人南京扶輪社余青松博士

Asteroid was named after former Nanking Rotarian Dr. Ching-Sung Yu ~ …

March 18, 2023

Asteroid 3797 Was Named After Former Nanking Rotarian Dr. Ching-Sung Yu 南京紫金山天文臺創建人南京扶輪社 (1934)創社社員-余青松博士 22January 2017 Dr. Ching-SungYu 余青松博士Asteroid 3797 was named in memory of Dr. Ching-Sung Yu (余青松博士) (1897-1978), Chinese-American astrophysicist, whose spectro photometric measurements of 91 stars at the Lick Observatory in the early 1920s represented a milestone in research on stellar energy distribution. This “Star” 3797 –Orbit Type: Main Belt Asteroid; Reference: …

1987

A People Not Forgotten - Rotary Volunteers aid Hong Kong refugees - 1988

A People Not Forgotten – Rotary Volunteers aid Hong Kong refugee…

February 22, 2023

Glossary (1) Rotary Volunteers Rotarians put Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self into action every day and in every part of the world, generously contributing their time and skills to help others. Rotary clubs carry out service projects that address critical needs locally and often work with distant clubs to co- sponsor international efforts. Rotary Volunteers are vital to the success of this humanitarian work. The Rotary Volunteers program fosters active …

1988

Communist China nominated an American Rotarian for the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize

Communist China nominated an American Rotarian for the 1988 Nobel Peac…

May 7, 2023

Communist China nominated an American Rotarian for the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize 11 July 2017 The title of this article sounds somewhat fantastic. But, it is a true story in history. Since the late 1970s, Dr. Jordan M. Phillips, M.D., a member of the Rotary Club of Downey, California, U.S.A., had been sending medical books to the People’s Republic of China, for almost a decade, to replenish those …

1988

Rotary's Crusade against Polio in China since 1989

Rotary’s Crusade against Polio in China since 1989

October 14, 2022

Rotary’s Crusade against Polio in China since 1989 Built the world’s largest polio vaccine plant in Kunming 24 October 2015 News clipping on 8 October 1992 October 24 is Rotary’s World Polio Day. On this special day, we may look back quarter century ago a wonderful “End Polio” project in China — building the world’s largest polio vaccine plant in 1989 in Kunming (昆明市), the capital city of …

1989

The World’s Longest Dancing  Chinese  Dragon 1991 by HK Rotarians and Rotaractors

The World’s Longest Dancing Chinese Dragon 1991 by HK Rotarians and …

November 17, 2019

Entered The Guinness Book of World Records 1991 The World’s Longest Dancing Chinese Dragon by Hong Kong Rotarians and Rotaractors District 3450 Rotaract Chair 1990-1991-1992 1 August 2017 In a summer night of 10 August 1991, highlight of the 3rd International Abilympics (第三屆國際展能節) hosted by the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (香港復康會) and to celebrate the inauguration of International Abilympic Federation (IAF) in Hong Kong, 250 pairs …

1991

The Recovery of the "Peking Bell"

The Recovery of the “Peking Bell”

November 10, 2017

by Rotarian Jim Pringle Last updated: 18-06-1998 Rtn Bob Wilson, of RC Hong Kong South, could hardly believe his eyes. He had been visiting a home on Hong Kong’s posh Peak to look at furniture and artifacts that were on sale, and had not found anything of interest. Then, on his way out, he glanced at a brass bell that was being used as a doorstop. There was …

1992

The Hong Kong Workshop - Preparing for the return of Rotary – 1994

The Hong Kong Workshop – Preparing for the return of Rotary – 19…

May 23, 2020

SPECIAL REPORT The Hong Kong Workshop Preparing for the return of Rotary T s the R.I. Board of Directors and adjacent non-Rotary countries.” able to the Hong Kong Workshop. reviewed the notable prog A second key difference was the ress made to date in extend other goals: to design a comprehen- political stance of governments. The ing Rotary to all parts of the world, sive vision of how Rotary might …

1994

The 1994 R.I. Convention in Taipei Celebrated the 75 Years of Rotary in Asia

The 1994 R.I. Convention in Taipei Celebrated the 75 Years of Rotary i…

May 8, 2024

The love of high strategy has fascinated the Chinese for centuries. To the Chinese mind, planning complex manoeuvres and executing intricate plans harmoniously are among the most treasured human qualities. In June 1994, a monumental puzzle was posed to Taiwan’s Rotary leaders, as well as to the members of the 1994 R.I. Convention Committee: how to host, feed, befriend, entertain, transport, instruct, and safely deliver back to …

1994

Rotary Institute in Hong - December 1995

Rotary Institute in Hong – December 1995

June 11, 2022

President Brown participates in the ceremonial ribbon cutting to inaugurate the Projects in Asia Exhibition at the December Rotary Institute in Hong Kong. Herb is flanked by R.I. Director Sabina S. Santos of the Philippines and Past R. I. Director In Sang Song of Korea, convener of the Institute.

1995

China invited senior Rotary leaders to Beijing in 2000

China invited senior Rotary leaders to Beijing in 2000

November 1, 2015

In October 2000, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國) invited Rotary International President-elect “Rick” Richard D. King (金恩) and seven other Rotary leaders on an official visit to China. The letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (外交部) officially invited the Rotary International (RI) delegation to visit China on 14-21 November 2000, “in the spirit of developing close cooperation between the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the …

2000

Presidential Conference 2000: Hong Kong

Presidential Conference 2000: Hong Kong

May 24, 2020

Presidential Conference 2000 Below: Keynote speaker the Honorable C.Y. Leung, convenor of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, S.A.R., spoke on the impact of the regional economy on community service. Right: Past district governors Raymond Wong (left) and Charles Loh address a group discussion session. 4:2000 PRETAT, COTE 000 With the clang of a traditional gong, Past District Governor Raymond Wong convened Presidential Conference 2000: Hong Kong, attended by 460 …

2000

When and How Mongolia was grouped into R.I. District 3450?

When and How Mongolia was grouped into R.I. District 3450?

October 31, 2021

When and How Mongolia was grouped into R.I. District 3450? 1 February 2015 January 2015 marked the 20th year of Rotary in the democratic nation Mongolia(Монгол Улс). However, for the first 5 years, the only Rotary Club in this country—The Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар Ротари клуб)—was non-districted. Until 1 July 2000, this land-locked country was grouped into Rotary International District 3450, …

2000

Asia-Pacific Presidential Conference – 2001

Asia-Pacific Presidential Conference – 2001

March 22, 2022

Asia-Pacific Presidential Conference – 2001 l New ideas from The Philippines, highlights youth and service opportunities … A portion of the Second Plenary Session was a technological zenith — and historic first – for Rotary presidential conferences: a teleconference between Rotarians in Manila and participants in a meeting for District 3450 (Hong Kong & Macao). New ideas from the Philippi Asia-Pacific Presidential Conference highlights youth and …

2001

The Birth of the First Mongolian Speaking Rotary Club

The Birth of the First Mongolian Speaking Rotary Club

June 20, 2021

The Birth of the First Mongolian Speaking Rotary Club, 1 February 2015 January 2015 marked the 20th year of Rotary in the democratic nation Mongolia (Монгол Улс). Here is the story of the first Mongolian speaking Rotary Club in the world, or the first Rotary Club formed after Mongolia was grouped into Rotary International District 3450, or the second Rotary Club formed in …

2002

Success in Asia –  Presidential Conference Taipei 2002

Success in Asia – Presidential Conference Taipei 2002

June 5, 2022

The charter presentation of Khuree Rotary Club, Mongolia, was held at this Conference. Shanghai & Beijing Provisional Rotary Clubs participated via teleconference.

2002

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS -2003

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS -2003

October 2, 2019

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS – 2003 1 March, 2017 The months of March to June in 2003 was the unforgettable hard time of the entire Hong Kong population, economically and socially, due to the outbreak of SARS which led to the discouragement of public gatherings resulting many of the Rotary clubs had to reluctantly suspend their regular weekly meetings. SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory …

2003

Chicago street named after Chinese Rotarian Dr. Wang Gung-Hsing ~ 華裔扶輪社員王恭行博士 ~ 留名芝加哥一條街

Chicago street named after Chinese Rotarian Dr. Wang Gung-Hsing ~ 華裔扶輪…

April 19, 2023

中文版在第 9-11 頁 華裔扶輪社員王恭行博士—留名芝加哥一條街 Chicago street named after Chinese Rotarian Dr. Wang Gung-Hsing 1 October 2016 2004 年美國芝加哥市議會命名一條街道為『王恭行街』(紅色招牌),以永久紀念他為社區重建的功績。 2004 – The Chicago City Council adopted a decision to name a street after Wang Gung-Hsing (red sign). A street in Chicago City, United States, is named after Dr. Wang Gung-Hsing (王恭行博士) as “G. H. Wang Street” in 2004 by the Chicago City Council as a permanent memorial to his dedicated neighborhood renewal efforts to …

2004

The Green Great Wall  Centennial Community Project jointly by Rotary Korea and Mongolia

The Green Great Wall Centennial Community Project jointly by Rotary K…

May 24, 2020

The Green Great Wall Centennial Community Project jointly by Rotary Korea and Mongolia Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒), Founder and Honorary Member Niislel Rotary Club, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 1 November 2008 Sometimes global problems seem so, well, global, especially when it comes to the environment. It can get downright overwhelming when you are constantly bombarded with headlines that scream, “EU Warns of Global Climate Chaos” (The …

2005

Two provisional clubs in China - Shanghai & Beijing – get charters

Two provisional clubs in China – Shanghai & Beijing – get c…

March 26, 2024

AUGUST 2006 | THE ROTARIAN 57 Stenhammar applauds service in China IMMEDIATE PAST RI PRESIDENT CARL WILHELM STENHAMMAR celebrated the growth of service opportunities in mainland China 21-23 May with the Rotary clubs of Beijing and Shanghai. – At the Board’s request, Stenhammar appointed a special representative to China in November. Christopher Bo Bramsen of the Rotary Club of Kobenhavn, Denmark, will serve in that position until …

2005

Bridging The World by Ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen – June 2006

Bridging The World by Ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen – June 2006

May 23, 2007

Bridging The World》by Ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen – June 2006 l Rotary International Special Representative to China at the RI luncheon held on 14 June 2006 at the Rotary International Convention in Malmö/Copenhagen 14 June 2006 BRIDGING THE WORLD Speech given by Ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen Rotary International Special Representative to China at the RI luncheon held on 14 June 2006 at the Rotary International Convention in Malmö/Copenhagen Your Highness Princess Alexandra President Carl-Wilhelm …

2006

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 1-3

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 1-3

February 14, 2024

Rotary International President 2014-2015 (District 345 Governor 1986-1987) Dr. Gary C. K. Huang & Mrs. Corinna Huang Global Visits Photo Album Vol. 1/12 國際扶輪社長黃其光博士伉儷 2014-2015 環球訪問圖片集第一輯 This album was edited by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 1o Oct. 2018 Gary C. K. Huang (黃其光) was born in 1945 in Foochow of Fukien Province, and grew up in Taiwan, Republic of China. After elementary and high school education in Taiwan, he is …

2014a

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 4-6

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 4-6

February 14, 2024

Rotary International President 2014-2015 (District 345 Governor 1986-1987) Dr. Gary C. K. Huang & Mrs. Corinna Huang Global Visits Photo Album Vol. 4/12 國際扶輪社長黃其光博士伉儷 2014-2015 環球訪問圖片集第四輯 This album was edited by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 1o Oct. 2018

2014b

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 7-9

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 7-9

February 14, 2024

Rotary International President 2014-2015 (District 345 Governor 1986-1987) Dr. Gary C. K. Huang & Mrs. Corinna Huang Global Visits Photo Album Vol. 7/12 國際扶輪社長黃其光博士伉儷 2014-2015 環球訪問圖片集第七輯 This album was edited by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 1o Oct. 2018 RI President Gary C.K. Huang with young persons of the Rotary Day UNESCO in Paris, France.

2015

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 10-12

RI President 2014-15 Gary CK Huang Global Travels Vol 10-12

February 14, 2024

Rotary International President 2014-2015 (District 345 Governor 1986-1987) Dr. Gary C. K. Huang & Mrs. Corinna Huang Global Visits Photo Album Vol. 10/12 國際扶輪社長黃其光博士伉儷 2014-2015 環球訪問圖片集第十輯 This album was edited by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 1o Oct. 2018 19 May 2016 – Gary C. K. Huang was decorated The Order of Brilliant Star by President Ma Ying-Jeou, Republic of China.

2015

Minor Planet No. 12935 was named after the 1948 Rotary Foundation Fellow Cheng Che-Min - 扶輪基金1948年受獎人鄭哲敏院士獲小行星命名殊榮

Minor Planet No. 12935 was named after the 1948 Rotary Foundation Fell…

March 18, 2023

中文版在第10-23頁扶輪基金1948年受獎人鄭哲敏院士獲小行星命名殊榮Minor Planet No. 12935 was named after The 1948 Rotary Foundation Fellow Cheng Che-Min 1 November20161952–Dr. Cheng Che-Min (Zheng Zhemin) 鄭哲敏博士Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists, including Cheng Che-Min (known today as Zheng Zhemin) (鄭哲敏), a Rotary Foundation Fellow of 1948-1949, at a ceremony held on Monday, 4 January 2016, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse(釣魚臺國賓館), Beijing, China.Certificates Presentation Ceremony was …

2016

Taiwan’s Journey to Host Rotary International Convention  2021

Taiwan’s Journey to Host Rotary International Convention 2021

February 14, 2024

Meet Taiwan-ICCA Bidding Workshop Taiwan’s Journey to Host the Rotary International Convention 2021 國際扶輪 前理事 謝三連 Jackson Hsieh 24 May, 2016 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei  1991-1993 Charter President of the RC of Taipei Sunrise  1998-1999 District Governor of District 3520  2008-2010 Director, Rotary International  2011-2015 Trustee, The Rotary Foundation  2021 HOC Chair, 2021 Taipei RI Convention 2 謝三連 Jackson Hsieh 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei  Introduction of Rotary International  Introduction of Taiwan …

2016

Shenyang City - the unique home of 3 Rotary Clubs under 3 Different Regimes

Shenyang City – the unique home of 3 Rotary Clubs under 3 Differ…

March 27, 2023

Shenyang City – the unique home of 3 Rotary Clubs under 3 Different Regimes 1 December 2019 Shenyang City (瀋陽/沈阳), a major Chinese sub-provincial city and the provincial capital of Liaoning Province (遼寧省), has been the home of 3 Rotary clubs under 3 different regimes: (1) 1929 — The State of Manchuria (Manchukuo) (滿洲國) – Mukden Rotary Club (奉天ロータ リー俱樂部), Charter #3116 dated 11 April 1929 but was terminated on 31 …

2017