Tag: Remarkable Events

  • 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 Rotary Club 南京扶輪社

    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…

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

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

    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…

  • 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 in Asia

    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…

  • 2nd Rotary District Conference in China – Nanking 1937

    2nd Rotary District Conference in China – Nanking 1937

    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,…

  • The Birth of Soochow Rotary Club (吳縣扶輪社) 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 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 Birth of the Rotary Club of Macau in 1947

    The Birth of the Rotary Club of Macau in 1947

    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…

  • A Family in Hong Kong in 1962

    A Family in Hong Kong in 1962

    THE ORIENT offers few greater sights. veteran travellers agree, than the air approach to Hong Kong. The jet glides in over the South China Sea, its sparkling surface dotted by fishing junks with ragged, bat-winged sails. Rocky coves swarming with sampans give way to terraced hillsides. The blue waters of the harbor, alive with barges,…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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

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

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

    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…

  • Taiwan’s Journey to Host Rotary International Convention 2021

    Taiwan’s Journey to Host Rotary International Convention  2021

    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…

  • Focus on Formosa -by James Dickson

    Focus on Formosa -by James Dickson

    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…

  • The Birth of Shanghai West Rotary Club

    The Birth of Shanghai West Rotary Club

    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…

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

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

    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…

  • ‘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. Arthur Stewart Allen

    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…

  • Chungking Rotarians Launch School for Deaf Children

    Chungking Rotarians Launch School for Deaf Children

    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…

  • 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 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

    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…

  • Chungking & Changsha Rotary Clubs under Japanese Bombing

    Chungking & Changsha Rotary Clubs under Japanese Bombing

    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…