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The Arnold Arboretum and China: A Century-Old Partnership

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Surrounded by our Bonsai & Penjing collection, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you view Professor Yin Kaipu’s (Chengdu Institute of Biology) photographs which document a century of environmental change. Each of his images will be paired with a sister image taken in the same location by Arboretum explorer Ernest Henry Wilson.

Then screen highlights from CCTV-9’s documentary “Chinese Wilson.” Professor Yin and Dr. Michael Dosmann, Arboretum Keeper of the Living Collections, will introduce the film in which they both star, linking China and the Arboretum’s past with modern-day quests to preserve these locations and biodiversity.

For more information and to RSVP by Tuesday, May 8, email Janetta Stringfellow, Director of Institutional Advancement, at janetta_stringfellow@harvard.edu or call 617-384-5043.

Earlier in the day, we will be hosting a program of talks by our Chinese guests and Arnold Arboretum staff. They will include presentations on E.H. Wilson’s life, photographs, and the plants he brought to Boston. We welcome you to also join us for this program.  Please contact Janetta Stringfellow for details.

Photo: View of North Gate and part of Taning Hsien with river and city wall. Altitude 600 ft. June 27,1910. Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson.

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Date:
May 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weld Hill Research Building
1300 Centre St.
Boston, MA 02131 United States
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