THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 8:30am – 9:30am –

After we have just celebrated the coming of 2021, many Asian countries are welcoming Year 4719 by lunar calendar, the Year of the Ox. Our first meeting in 2021 is to learn a little bit of Chinese culture. Caroline Yang will review two Chinese poems written in 678 and 1082. She will take us to a beautiful moon night by the side of a river as seen by a Tang Dynasty poet who lived over 1300 years ago and breath in the charming scent of the spring flowers. We will then follow a Song Dynasty poet to the Red Cliff by the Yangtze River and reminisce with him at an old battle ground some 800 years before him.

Through the poems, as Caroline says “we can probably see ourselves in many of the scenes” and can relate them to our own lives and careers.  The poems teach us how to make the best out of every situation.

Caroline Yang works at IBM as an HR Program Manager. She has over twenty years of experience in various HR functions in several industries. Caroline has a master’s degree in human resources management and is the co-author of the book, Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage. Caroline is an avid learner and hosted a book club at IBM Canada.

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Here are the links to the articles Caroline posted:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/poem-review-spring-river-flower-moon-night-caroline-yang-chrl-ccp/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/poem-review-memory-battle-red-cliff-caroline-yang-chrl-ccp/

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