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When One Door Closes…

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April 10, 2019

After twenty-four years, we have decided to sell our gallery/building and dedicate our attention to our expanding projects in China. This was a very difficult decision for our family.

Throughout the past two decades, Door County has been our American touchstone. Our two boys, Shane and Bryce, spent every summer…


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Heritage Hotels: A Model for Sustainability

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February 23, 2019

 

 
The 2019 award season is upon us, and we are honored to be included among the top hotels in China on Tripadvisor, Agoda and in other media.  Yesterday we appeared in one of my favorite newspapers, The South China Morning Post, in an article entitled “How millennial travelers are bringing…


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Spring Festival 2019: Year of the Pig!

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January 25, 2019

xin nian
新 年
Chinese New Year
(Sourced from internet)
xin chun dao chu jie hao
新春到,春节好
New Year is coming,
jia jia hu hu dou re nao
家家户户都热闹,
And each household is bustling.
tie chun lian fang bian pao
贴春联,放鞭炮,
Red couplet pasting and firecracker spluttering,
jia jia hu hu gan zuo jiao
家家户户赶做饺。
Every family hurries to make dumplings.
xiao di di xiao…


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Education The Linden Commons

Be A Traveler, Not a Tourist: Presidio Knolls School at the Linden Centre

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November 10, 2018

PKS is a growing bilingual elementary and middle school based in San Francisco that emphasizes practical and realistic use of Chinese language, as opposed to having students memorize 100 terms a day. The Presidio Knolls School (PKS) website states: “Our mission is to nurture the young heart and mind…


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Taste of Dali The Linden Commons

Let’s Get Cooking: Introducing The Linden Centre Cooking Class

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April 27, 2018

“What’s so important about food?” Michael, the author of our newly released Linden Centre Cookbook, asks this important question on his quest to introduce Bai Minority culture to the world. He states, “When we travel, we prioritize what we can see and experience and we tend to downplay what…


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A Party at the Linden Centre: A Reflection

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April 20, 2018

On April 14, 2018 we held a Crafts Fair and Organic Market event in collaboration with Chai Mi Duo at the Linden Centre: Bao Cheng Fu. Chai Mi Duo is an organic farm and restaurant located in Dali Old Town that is…


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What Comes After Spring Festival ? A Guide to a Few Spring Holidays

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April 16, 2018

Chinese New Year is over, the firecrackers in the streets have finally died down, and everyone is back to daily life. But the party doesn’t end there! What about some of China’s holidays that come after the big festival? Here’s a guide to a few big events that are…


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Film Workshop Part III: Screening

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February 15, 2018

“I hope the students will go into the world with open eyes” – Daniel Che Hermann
 

The sounds of chairs scraping the stone floors of the third courtyard of the Linden Commons fill the air as parents, teachers, local community members, and kids choose their seats while they wait for…


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Events The Linden Commons

The Linden Commons Grand Opening: A Day of Ritual and Community

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February 13, 2018

On February 9, 2018, the Linden Centre hosted a Grand Opening event for our newest Xizhou site, the Linden Commons. The Linden Centre’s mission is to share our love for Chinese, and especially, Bai, culture with others, to build community, and to help preserve the traditions and beliefs of…


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Events Interior Design The Linden Commons

It’s Finally Here! Introducing the Linden Commons 宝成府

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February 10, 2018

We are so pleased to announce that we have finally opened our third Xizhou site for business!

BaoChengFu 宝成府, or the Linden Commons, is a project we have been working on for quite some time now, tweaking and fixing it up until it was ready to be open. Now, after…

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