Beijing 1999

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In October 1999 Larry Philips and I went to China to teach the first American Society of Appraisers' Gems & Jewelry 216 course, a comprehensive, 10-day course covering Valuation Theory and the Master Gemologist Appraiser curriculum created especially for non-US students. We were delighted with the students and with the planning, preparation, facilities and warm welcome extended by our sponsors. We formed many new friendships, and hope we will have the opportunity to meet our students again--either in China or at appraisal events in the U.S.

Our hosts made sure that we saw some of the sights, from the Great Wall to the Forbidden City.  Below are some of the highlights of our trip. We worked hard and came home tired, but with many fond memories!

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GJ216 Class Photo GJ216 Class Photo Student's Eye View of Class Instructors' View Chen Hua, Larry Phillips, Nancy Stacy and Zhang Beili
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Chen Yimin & Larry Phillips Wu Ruihua & Larry Phillips Ding Shijing & Nancy Stacy Dai Su Lan & Nancy Stacy Nancy Stacy & Zhang Yabin
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Classroom: Closing Ceremony Exchange of Gifts at Closing Ceremony: Nancy Stacy, Ding Xiao-Hong, Larry Phillips & Zhang Beili Chen Hua, Larry Phillips, Nancy Stacy & Zhang Beili Nancy & Larry Preview China Guardian Jewelry Auction in Beijing Zhang Beili, Director of China National Gemstone Testing Center, with Nancy Stacy
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Nancy & Larry with NGTC Logo Some State-of-the-Art Gemological Equipment at NGTC Hu Jianxin, Vice Sec-Gen of CAS, Wan Zhonghui, Pres. Sino-Diamond Corp, Nancy Stacy & Larry Phillips China Appraisal Society Headquarters in Beijing Chen Hua & Nancy Stacy in Tien' an min Square
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Countdown of Days & Minutes to Macaw Reunification Chen Hua, Larry Phillips and Ding Xiao-Hong at Gate to Forbidden City Larry Phillips & Nancy Stacy on the Great Wall of China The Great Wall Consists of (Steep) Stairs and Ramps Between Ramparts Nancy with Statue Excavated from the Ming Tombs
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Warrier Statue from the Ming Tombs One of the Camel Statues from the Ming Tombs Nancy Stacy at the Summer Palace in Beijing Summer Palace Scene Nancy Stacy & Larry Phillips at the Temple of Heaven
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Nancy and Old Man at the Temple of Heaven A Game of Checkers at the Temple of Heaven Garden Larry Phillips and Chen Hua in the Forbidden City Female statue: Male Always Has Paw on a Globe; Female Has Paw on a Cub Minzu Hotel: Ju Jianhua, Wife Chen Hua   & their son 'Tom' with Nancy Stacy (center)