|Temporary File 2: My Endless Gratitude -- August 3, 2015
My Endless Gratitude
I do this album of painting for my 5th cross-cultural and comprehensive art exhibition in MO, USA in the fall of 2015 and my 6th travel to America.
Even though my art dream came true later for several decade later (I started to study art in my childhood and the Grate Cultural Revolution in China stopped it so that I had to restart it in 2000), my heart is full of the endless gratitude to so many people and originations that have helped me.
-- My Endless Gratitude to My Chinese Alma Maters on Art and First Teachers
When I just went into China Central Academy of Fine Arts first time in 2010, I myself did not think I would be able to study Chinese painting as a full time student in Beijing for 5 years. For me, the more I studied, the more I felt Chinese arts the broad and profound and the more I realizes my own weaknesses and the leaks or empties on my knowledge framework, the more I wanted to continue my study…
So, today, when I recall the art road I have gone in the past 5 or 15 years, I do want to thank my Alma Mater on arts and first teachers at first.
I would really like to thank my Chinese Alma Mater on arts -- Chinese National Academy of Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts and 59 (37 from CNAA and 22 from CAFA) professors and tutors taught me face to face in Beijing; my 3 first art teachers and 3 vocal music coaches. All their good education has really given me a new and artistic educational background and lay a good foundation for my future development. I would really like to thank and always remember them:
满维起教授 Prof. Weiqi Man – President of Chinese Traditional Painting Academy and former Executive Deputy Dean of Chinese Painting School at Chinese National Academy of Arts. It was him who appointed that I should learn from Chinese art history for me, and it was also him who has supervised me to go on a right road in the past 4 years ( Sept, 2011 to July, 2015). He is one of the advisors of my cross- culture and comprehensive art publications.
陈平教授Prof. Ping Chen – Dean of School of Painting at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. It was him who pointed out that poetry is the core of Chinese paining and it was him who told me how to lay a stable foundation before I started my cross-cultural and comprehensive art works with music, stories and multi arts together. What he said to me has been directing my working direction as a motto since June 18, 2011.
穆家善教授 Prof. Mu Jiashan – Researcher of Chinese National Academy of Arts; Deputy President of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting School at Nanjing University; President of Asian Pacific Art Institute of America. It was him opened my mind and led see my little cross-cultural and comprehensive art dream with a new and international view. He is one of the advisors of my cross- culture and comprehensive art publications.
My the other professors and instructors in Chinese National Academy of Arts: 田黎明教授Pro. Liming Tian，蒋彩苹教授Prof. Chaiping Jiang 李魁正教授 Prof. Kuizheng Li, Jiang, 高卉敏教授 Prof. Huimin Gao, 林若曦教授Ruoxi Lin 张鸿飞Prof. Hongfei Zhang, 许俊教授Prof. Xu Jun, 韩学中教授 Prof Han Xuezhong, 苗在新教授Prof. Zaixin Miao, 李乃宙教授Prof. Naizhou Li, 何延吉教授Prof. Yanji He, 韩敬伟教授Prof. Jingwei Han, 白云湘教授 Prof. Yunxiang Bai, 周尊圣教授Prof. Zunsheng Zhou, 曾先国教授Prof. Xianguo Zeng, 王同君教授Prof. Tongjun Wang, 刘选让教授Prof. Xuanrang Liu, 刘万鸣副教授Associate Prof. Wanming Liu, 潘樱副教授Associate Prof. Ying Pang, 成振国老师 Mr. Zhenguo Cheng, 苗重安老师 Mr. Chongan Miao赵国经、王美芳老师Mr. Guojing Zhao, Mrs. Meifang Wang, 田云鹏先生Mr. Yunpeng Tian, 曹传真先生Mr. Chuanzhen Cao, 吴冰博士Dr. Bing Wu, 刘波博士Dr. Bong Liu, 曹建华博士Dr. Jianhua Cao and 周午生老师 Mr. Wusheng Zhou, 李雪松老师Mr. Xuesong Li. My tutors: 吴彤老师Mr. Tong Wu, 卢文清老师Mr. Wenqing Lu, 孙琪老师Mr. Qi Sun, 任鸣老师 Mr. Ming Ren and 冀燕老师 Ms. Yan Ji.
Professors and tutors taught me face to face in China Central Academy of Fine Arts: 唐永力教授Prof. Yongli Tang, 李洋教授Prof. Yang Li, 苏百君教授Prof. Baijun Su, 崔晓东教授Prof. Xiaodong Cui, 姚明京教授Prof. Mingjing Yao,李铁生副教授Associate Prof. Tiesheng Li, 刘庆和教授Associate Prof. Qinghe Liu, 于光华教授Associate Prof. Guanghua Yu, 姚舜熙副教授教授Associate Prof. Shunxi Yao, 刘荣副教授Associate Prof. Rong Liu, 毕建勋副教授Associate Prof. Jianxun Bi, 岳黔山副教授Associate Prof. Qianshan Yue, 丘挺副教授 Associate Prof. Ting Qiu, 徐海副教授Associate Prof. Hai Xu, 谢青副教授 Associate Prof. Qing Xie, 金瑞副教授Associate Prof Rui Jin, 林彬副教授 Associate Prof. Bin Lin，张弓老师Mr. Gong Zhang, 张猛老师Mr. Meng Zhang and my tutors郭亚凯老师Mr. Yakai Guo and 李刚老师Mr. Gang Li.
Also I would like to thank and remember them forever:
My first art teachers Mr. Liren Wang王立人先生, first American art teacher Mr. Charlie K and first Chinese painting teacher Prof. Hui Tao陶辉教授;
My first vocal music coach Mrs. Xuan Ma马萱老师, second vocal music coach Mrs Yan Huang黄燕老师 and my third vocal music coach Prof. Weiye Meng 蒙伟业教授.
-- My Endless Gratitude to My American Alma Mater -- Missouri State University and Missouri People
Missouri State University and its Chinese Program not only gave me an opportunity to get my degree of MBA, but also it helped me become an artist and find a cross-cultural and comprehensive art road. If there were no Missouri State University and its Chinese Program, I would not have today. With an grateful heart, I would like to thank and remember all of the people who have helped me always:
President Clifton M Smart of Missouri State University. He did not only meet me in his office and attended my art exhibition and knew more about my cross-cultural and comprehensive art dream in the US on Feb. 24 and Feb. 27, 2014, but also he sent me a gift as he did for each graduate at the Alumna Event of MSU in Beijing in Beijing on May 25, and wrote a recommendation for helping me to improve art level by attending some advanced courses somewhere in the US in July 19, 2014.
Former Provost Belinda McCarthy of Missouri State University. She approved my art exhibition in MSU and attend it on Mar. 6, 2010. It offered me a special opportunity to see an American oculist at the time some sickness had brought some problem to my eyes.
Associate Vice President Bradley V. Bodenhausen of Missouri State University, Director of International Leadership & Training Center of MSU and former Executives Director of Springfield Chamber of Commerce has been helping me since 2009 at almost each difficult time I met and also it was he who wrote a recommendation for me to apply an advanced art course in 2014.
Associate Vice President Thomas Lane of Missouri State University and Director of Plaster Student Union at MSU sponsored my second art exhibition in the US in May, 2010.
Associate Vice President Stephen H. Robinette of Missouri State University is one of the advisors of E-bridge Cross-culture and Comprehensive Art series publications and helped me a lot since 2010.
Vice president William Brent Dunn, he met me in his office and gave me some actual directions Nov 12, 2013.
Director Robin Low of the Brick City Art Gallery at Missouri State University organized my art examination at MSU and did every thing to make it work in May, 2010.
Pref. Edward Chang of the Business College at Missouri State University did most of the logistic support work for my art exhibition in MSU, May, 2010.
Chinese Specialist Xiaoou Gong of Business College at Missouri State University did most of the connection jobs for my art exhibition in MSU and he helped to save my donated 64 paintings to Springfield to the place of Mr. Joe Jenkins , May, 2010.
Per Course faculty Hing Wah Hatch and Associate Prof. Mr. Jerry Hatch of Missouri State University had helped doing most logistic job for me to teach during my first art exhibition at Creamery Art Center, MO, in Sept, 2009.
Prof. Gloria J. Galanes, Prof. Carolyn Cardenas, Prof. Jason R. Jolley and Dr. Weirong Yan of Arts and Letter College, Prof. Olen Greer, Prof. Steve K. Olson, Prof. Glenn Pace and Instructor Patrick R. Sells of Business College have offered help on my dream seeking.
I would really like to thank the former President Michael T Nietzel of Missouri State University when I was a student there, Vice President James P. Baker, Ms. Kristan E. Gochenauer, Prof. Yungchen Cheng, Mr. Zhang Peng and all staff.
I would also like to thank the other professors and tutor taught me face to face: Prof. David Meinert, Prof. Kent Ragan, Prof. Parker Richard S, Prof. Keith, Nancy K, Prof. Elizabeth, Prof. Charles Hermans, Prof. Carlo Smith, Prof. John Kent, Prof. Randall Sexton, Prof. William Donoher and Ms. Anna Brashers.
Especially, I would like to thank Associate Professor Paul Ashcrof, Ms. Sivill, Elizabeth A, Mr. Dementyeva, Rano B and Mr. Thornton, Craig M of Accountancy School at Missouri State University for their good help on correcting the articles I had written for my comprehensive art project in 2015.
I would specially like to thank Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Springfield Regional Arts Council for they had sponsored my first art exhibition. It not only made my long-term art dream true, but also changed my fate and became a beginning of my cross-cultural and comprehensive art project in the USA since 2009. I would really thank and remember always:
Former Executive Director Leah Hamilton of Springfield Regional Arts Council and Former Executive Manager Brad Bodenhausen of Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, they sponsored the first art exhibition for me in Sept 2009.
Director of Programs Stephanie Cramer of Springfield Regional Art Council did every thing and directed the first art exhibition of mine in 2009 and my art show at ArtFest in 2010. Also, it was she who arranged all of the demonstrations for the local people at K-12 schools and their art center.
Art teacher Tracy A. Gardner-Snodgrass at Hickory Hills Middle School.
Headmaster Livingston and Art Teacher Erin Hughes of Robberson Elementary School.
Art teacher Kanvnila Price and teacher Dave Cowens of Bailey Alternative High school.
Art teacher Cindy Bylander of Kickapoo High School.
Teacher Calvin Lallen and teacher Ms. Rosliand of Springfield Community Center.
Art teacher Stephanie Lemons of Sherwood Elementary School.
Art teacher Kevin Zimmerman of Harrison Elementary School.
I would like to thank President David Manuel of Drury University, Mrs. Manuel and Dr. Rebecca D. Burrell for their coming to their art center where the Northwest District Art Teacher Association worked with me on Nov 8, 2013, Prof Hue Ping Chinn for her good help in Sep, 2009 and Director Leah Hamilton of Arts Program of Drury University for she attended my 2nd and 4th exhibition on May 14, 2010 and Feb 27, 2014.
The question of Mrs. Manuel about whether I would like to teach and whether I would like to teach after I finish my study in Beijing is just like a light bright shinned my mind and gave me a new and big inspiration on extending my work boundary of teaching part of my little cross-culture and comprehensive art dream to be improved on a higher academic level which I had not dared to think. Since then, the direction of my work and individual development has been adjusted step to step. First then, I started to think and to work on getting my second master degree - Master of Fine Arts.
Also, I would like to thank Prof Hue Ping Chinn of Drury University for she had recommended me to her university and she advertised for my demonstration in person and then I could share my budded cross-cultural and comprehensive art with her students by the good help of Per Course faculty Hing Wah Hatch and Associate Prof. Mr. Jerry Hatch of Missouri State University in Sept, 2009
I would really like to thank Ozark Technical Community College, the Fine Arts and Humanities Department and the Fine Art Gallery of OTC for they sponsored my 4 th comprehensive art exhibition Feb 7 to 27, 2014. It really gave me an opportunity to extend my comprehensive art courses to the students majored in music from usual art students or language students in the USA first time, and it inspired me to think of getting a new master degree of arts and improving my art level not only on skill but also on academy level. I would really like to thank and remember:
President Hai Higronof Ozark Technical Community College.
Dean Lance Renne of Ozark Technical Community College.
Provost Steve Bishop of Ozark Technical Community College.
Art instructor Mrs. Cynthia Moorce and Music instructor Mrs. Marilyn Dunn for they organized their students attending my traditional Chinese Painting Course and Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese with painting, music and poetry.
Especially I do appreciate Mrs. Kat Allie – the Department Chair of the Fine Arts and Humanities Department and Fine Art Gallery Manager at Ozark Technical Community College. It was she who gave me those opportunities with her good insight with an open mind on foreign cultural and Chinese arts. It has really brought me so much encouragement and so many inspirations which have affected and will influence on my cross-cultural and comprehensive art dream seeking on technique and academy more seriously.
Dr. Gerard Jessica of Ozarks Technical Community College for she recommended me to her two heads of Humanities Department ( Ms. Clemems, Catherine L and Mrs. Kat Allie) and then I could have two opportunities to share my cross-cultural and comprehensive art at OTC in April, 2010 and Feb, 2014. Also she organized and will organize the local American Chinese children to work with me in my new travel in May, 2010 and in 2015.
Thank all of her colleagues who have offered help in OTC.
I would really like to thank Seymour R-II Public School for it is the school that has given me 3 opportunities to work with their students in May, 2010, Sept, 2013 and Feb, 2014. Just in this school, I started to think of extending my two courses systematically not only at K-12 schools but also in more places. I would always appreciate and remember:
Superintendent D. Bruce Denny and Principal Brian Wilbanks of Seymour R-II Public School. Just for their opening attitude to the foreign culture and their actual support, I could have the wonderful opportunities to share what I have learned and dreamed with their students and local people.
I would especially like to thank the former Art teacher Wanda Nava of Seymour R-II Public School, it was her who organized all of my Chinese comprehensive art presentations, demonstrations and teachings at her school 21 times and recommended me to the other schools and art organizations.
I would like to thank President Crayl Posada - Stillings of Ava Artist Guild and President Riann Lubinski of Northwest District Art Teacher Association for their have respectively organized their members to share my Chinese cross-cultural and comprehensive art with a workshops and a lecture on Dept 21, 2013 and on Nov 9, 2013.
Thank the Arts & Letters Store of Springfield’s Ms. Meganne Rosen and Ms. Laura Provance for they would like be my agents and sponsors of my new art exhibition in the USA.
I would really like to thank Brentwood Branch Library, Springfield; Visual Art Alliance of Springfield; St. Agnes School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Immaculate Conception School for they would like to respectively sponsor or organize their readers, members and students to share my cross-cultural and comprehensive art with me soon.
-- My 5 th cross-cultural and comprehensive exhibition with painting, music, poetry and bilingual languages will be sponsored by the Brentwood Branch Library Sept 1 to 30, 2015; And since Oct, 2013, Ms. Kim Flores – the former manager of Brentwood Branch Library, Miss Peggy Hanes – librarian and the liaisons of Brentwood Branch Library and Miss Cassie have done so much effort for my art works exhibition works in an American library first time.
-- The Visual Art Alliance of Springfield will organize their members to share Chinese art with me. The Co-president Desiree Young of Visual Art Alliance and Mrs. Chrise August who is my referee have been helping on the job since Jan, 2014.
-- St. Agnes School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Immaculate Conception School would like me to share my two courses “Traditional Chinese Painting Course” and “Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese ” with painting, music and poetry with their students. Their Art Teacher Mrs. Glad Syermer and Principal Lindsay Paulsell have done a lot of work to make sure about my work in their schools and Mrs. Glad Syermer spent so much time and energy on my accommodation.
-- My second Chinese art workshop for a group of adopted American Chinese children will be organized by Dr. Jessica A. Gerard of OTC during my travel in the USA.
I would especially thank Mrs. Glad Syermer’s mother for she would like to offer me a floor of their house free.
I would really like to thank the Rolling Oaks Group of Companies LLC, Springfield, University Plaza, Springfield, MO and so many Missouri friends for they have offered me a good accommodation in my travels. Especially, I would like to thank:
President Lonnie Funk of Rolling Oaks Group of Companies LLC, Springfield, MO and his managers Tamara Simpson, Mr. Tony Martine and Mr. Steve Reed for their good help on my accommodation from 2013 to 2015.
Department Manager Leigh Anne Garren of University Plaza, Springfield, MO, Mrs. John David Lawson. Ms. Carissa K Griffin for her good help in 2013 and 2014.
I would specially like to thank Honor Doctor Harriet Mears of Drury University for she offered a free accommodation for me for 10 days in 2010.
Mr. Joe Jenkins for he offered a free storage and looked after my donated 64 paintings May, 2010 – July, 2011.
I would also like to thank the good help from Mrs. Faith Eostman, Ms. Angie. Sachse and Mr. Daniel Hou for they offered much help on my accommodation in Springfield.
Especially, I would like to thank Ms. Mary Ellen for she would like to offer a good home for me in my travel in the US in 2015.
Here are my endless Gratitude to all of the kind Missouri people who have helped, supported and directed me and the honorific Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri State, USA…
-- My Endless Appreciation to Kentucky and Kentucky People
I would really like to thank Kentucky World Language Association, Kentucky Chinese Teacher Association, Confucius Institute at University of Kentucky and 24 American Chinese teachers. Just for their good help, my cross-cultural and comprehensive art could go into the field of Chinese as the second language via K-12 schools first time in the US since 2011
I would also like to thank the Government of City of Peckville, Eastern Kentucky Expo and Peckville Artisan Alliance. Because of their good help, during the time of my 3 rd cross-cultural and comprehensive art exhibition was working there, both of my “ Poetry, Painting, Music – Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese” and “Traditional Chinese Painting Course” enter into some more American K-12 schools and local community at the same time since 2013.
So, I do appreciate all of the people in these organizations and friends who have helped me in the process:
President Randy Barrette of Kentucky World Language Association
Director Huajing Xiu of the Confucius Institute at University of Kentucky
Former President Yan Wang of Kentucky Chinese Teacher Association
American Chinese teacher Shanshan Li of Yates Elementary School
Headmaster Tara Isaace of Dixie Magnet Elementary School
American Chinese teachers Chen Hong and art teacher Rachel Losch of Dixie Magnet Elementary School
Former American Chinese teacher of Xuelian Lei of Crawford Middle School
Former American Chinese teacher Shanli Zhao of Tates Creek High School
Former American Chinese teacher Yiran Zhou of Leestown Middle School
Art Substitute Teacher of Lexington Traditional Magnet School
City Manager Donovan Blackburn of City of Peckville
Former General Manager Steve St. John of Eastern Kentucky Expo
President Frank Dawahare of Pikeville Artisan Alliance
Director Minta Chanry of Artisan Alliance of Peckville
Especially I would like to thank the former Grant Administrator Mrs. Leigh Ann Hughes of City of Pikeville and Director of Pikeville Artisan Alliance for her so responsibly organized and connected work Nov, 2012 - May, 2013 and her so much logistical support when I was in City of Peckville..
Art teacher Paula Smith of Pikeville High School
Art teacher Paula Martin of Pikeville Elementary School
Art teacher Bami Lucas of Pikeville Central School
I really appreciate Mr. Eddie Liu and his wife– Owners of Beijing Restaurant of Pikeville for they sponsored the advertisement of my third art exhibition in the USA, 2013.
I would also like to thank the friendly buyers at my art exhibition in Kentucky:
Mrs. St. John – Wife of Mr. Steve St. John
Mrs. Garlene Layne-Abshire – Art teacher of North Point Academy
Mr. Frank Caven
Mrs. Emma Jones – An attorney
Prof. John Howie of Pikeville University
Dr. Nicole Schnopp-Wyatt
A young man I do not know his name.
Mr. Frank Dawahare
Especially I really appreciate Emeritus Professor Bill R Booth - my art mentor and guide. It was he who helped me open the gate of Kentucky. Mr. Yiran Zhou who bridged Missouri and Kentucky for me.
Thank General Manager Sam Keith of Hampton Inn for their good service of his restaurant for me in May, 2013.
-- My endless Gratitude to Media and My Work Partners
In the course of my cross-cultural and comprehensive budded and developed, I have gotten much help from media and my work partners. Jinan University Press published 2 series with 5 books, 4 CDs and 1 DVD, about 1 million words for me free; 4 newspapers (1 Chinese newspaper and 3 American newspapers) and 2 American TV stations made reports about my work in the USA. It is full of gratitude and thanks to them at my heart.
First of all, I would like to thank Jinan University Press and its leaders and experts:
Former President Hua Wang 王华 of Jinan University Publishing Press, former vice President of Jinan University, Chief Supervisor of E-bridge Cross-cultural Series I and current President of Guangdong University of Finance & Economics.
President Yixing Xu 徐义雄of Jinan University Publishing Press, Chief Supervisor of E-bridge Cross-culture & Comprehensive Art series II. It was he who mentioned out of the idea to create something cross-cultural works in 2009 and since then, I have been going on the road of study, create and practice on my own and unique Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art; and the first volume of the second series publication published in May, 2013.
Vice President Shengying Huang 黄圣英, Assistant President Fengqiang Jin金凤强, Ms. Yueqiu Liang 梁月秋of Jinan University Press, President Xiaolu Du杜小陆of Humanity Branch at Jinan University Press.
Secondly, I would like to thank the other media:
Director Min Lin林敏of the News Desk of Shenzhen Daily, China for their reports in 2009 and 2013.
Ms. Elizabeth Thompson and Reporter of Appalachian News – Express, USA for their report 2013.
Five Radio Broadcasters and East Kentucky Broadcasting, USA for their reports in 2013.
Two Reporters and the TV Station of Pikeville, KY, USA for their reports in 2013 and 2014.
Mrs. Camille F. D. Dautrich and News-Leader of Springfield, MO USA for their report in 2014.
The reporter and Springfield TV station, MO, USA for their report in 2014.
Also the newspaper office in Seymour City, MO, USA.
Thirdly, I would like to thank my volunteer work partners for their friendly help:
Mr. Miguel Mckekey??? and Mr. John Hayden of Portland University and Owner of Englishbaby edited the articles and recorded the CDs in English for the first E-bridge Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art series.
Prof. Xijia Su 苏希嘉, Prof. Charles Jieping Chen 陈洁平 of Hong Kong City University and China Europe International Business School. They have checked and corrected all my translation with 0.93 million words from English into Chinese in the 4 books of the first series for 2 years. They did all of these check and correcting jobs for free.
My technology supporter Charlie Qu Zhang 张全, he is Assistant General Manager of a Network Company and Department Manager of Securities Times Newspaper Office. He did all of the technology support jobs in his free time since 2005 for free.
My English Tutor -- Mr. Mike Joyce from Britain, he checked and corrected all of my writing for my cross-culture and comprehensive art and the second series publication since 2002 to 2013. He did all of these jobs for free.
My English Tutor – Mrs. Xiaogang Zhang 张晓岗 from China, she checked and corrected all of my articles in this album for free.
Mrs. Hongye Zhou周红叶and she did the art design of my first DVD and the first book of the second series for free.
Also, I would like to thank Mrs. Bao Yinjun包殷珺for she designed and printed all my 5 albums of paintings 2010 – 2015 before I started a new international travel and worked in a quite tight schedule, usually 7 to 10 days.
Thank Hannan Zhang张汉南and his company for they are developing my new web site.
-- My endless Gratitude to My Doctors and Nurses
Since 2009, whole of the process of working on my cross-cultural and comprehensive art study, practice and travels are the courses to fight with my sicknesses. So, in my heart, it is full the endless gratitude to my doctors and nurses.
If there were no their good looking after, help and support, I would not be able to complete my study in Beijing for 5 years by painting more than 500 paintings, creating about 20 pieces of music, writing more about 500 articles, had 6 international travels and gave courses in the 24 schools in America and in China while fighting with the sicknesses by being hospitalized 5 times and having surgeries 7 times.
The first doctor I would like to thank is the Executive Vice-President Qiujiuan Zhang张秋娟 of Shenzhen Far-East Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Just for her good looking after and help, some sickness that had fasten upon for several years has gone totally.
Department Head and Chief Physician Yu Liu 刘郁of Beijing University Shenzhen Hospital is the one who made the final diagnosis on a key sickness that had led several the other sicknesses so that led some misdiagnoses, especially on my eyes for about 8 months. Her right diagnosis did not only helped me get the right treatments, but also and the most important, it save my eyes.
Department Head and Chief Physician Song 宋主任 and Wang王主任of Beijing University Shenzhen Hospital.
Dr. Zhidong Yuan袁治东 and Dr. Qi Lin 林琦of Beijing University Shenzhen Hospital.
Department Head and Chief Physician刘红霞 of Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital.
Dr. Yang Song宋洋 of Shenzhen First People’s Hospital, she gave me the first 2 of the 7 surgeries since 2009 and she helped me to start the fights with sicknesses since 2009.
Head Rong Liu刘蓉 of Pet CT Department of Shenzhen Armed Police Force Hospital. She worked so hard that she called me at 10:30pm and told me the result of the check result in her hospital.
Head-Nurse Min Gong龚敏 of Shenzhen Second People’s Hospital is the one who helped me to see an oculist emergently before I went to the Hong Kong Airport and also it was she who helped me once and once, to delay my surgery which should be done on May 1, 2013 for I had to perform a travel to City of Pikeville, KY, USA on May 7. Then it was also she who arranged the surgery time in August before I performed another travel to Seymour R-II School, MO, USA on Sept 12, 2013.
Dr. Deng邓医生 of from Shenzhen Futian People Hospital.
I would especially like to thank the kind American Oculist in Springfield, MO, his diagnosis on my eyes was just like a ray of sunshine giving me so much hope and the courage to find the reasons led the problem on my eyes.
I do appreciate all of the other doctors and nurses I do not know their names yet…
-- My endless Gratitude to Some Leaders and Experts, Former Bosses, Colleagues and Classmates
It is really an unexpectedness to be able to go into the best academy of fine arts and the highest academy of art research of China in 2010 and 2011 and stayed in them for 5 years, to make my childhood dream earlier than my plan, for I went to Beijing in my sick leave. During the time, I have gotten so much concern care for, help and support from a lot of leaders, experts, former bosses, colleagues and classmates. It is full of the appreciation to them in my heart:
First of all, I would like to thank the leaders and experts who have helped me and supported me:
Former Vice Minister Hong Jiang 江泓 of Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Youth League and Professor interviewed me, gave me directions and wrote“ 静心如莲Jing Xin Ru Lian – Keep a peaceful heart just like a water lily” for me.
Secretary of Party Leadership Group and Deputy Director Xuewen Huo 霍学文of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work has been an important supporter on my cross-cultural and comprehensive art studying, creating and practice and always he wishes to give me a hand at the time I need.
The founder and the first Chief Editor Yaping Jiang –蒋亚平of People's Daily online, Nieman Fellow of Harvard University is one of the Advisor of E-bridge Series Cross-culture & Comprehensive Art project and series publication, he was my former boss and guide who led me to into the Internet field.
Economist, Professor and Tutor of Doctoral Students Zhulan Fang 方竹兰 of Renmin University of China and my former colleague. She has been supporting me and trying to help me since she met me in Beijing once more in 2012 and she has invited me to have a lecture about my Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art in her university in 2014.
Mr. Robert Rao of International Talent Training Center of Zhenzhen Personnel Bureau and Tutor of MBA students of Shenzhen University recommended me to Missouri State University.
Mr. Zhong Li 李忠 from Australia introduced me to the local educational orgenizations.
Chairman Bi Lin 林彬of Australian Chinese Language School Corporation and his wife Mrs. Zhang Jin张晋 in Australia.
I would also like to thank:
Secretary General Yin Ma -马英of Hong Kong World Celebrity Association
Secretary General Genji Zhang张根记of Zhanxiang Gao Foundation for Culture & Arts.
Vice Editor-in-Chief Chengbiao Shan单成彪of People’s Daily Online.
Vice-Editor-in-Chief Yongfu Wang王咏赋 of Overseas Edition of People’s Daily.
President Zhou Liu 刘昼 – of Fortune Venture Capital Co. Ltd.
Senior Reporter Mingliang Zhao –赵明亮of the Xinhua News Agency.
Department Director Yichen Wang 王一辰先生of Chinanews.com.
Experts Jinhong Wang王锦红, Yan Liu, 刘妍of Division of Teaching Materials of Hanban /Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Director Ping Liu刘兵 of Division of Teaching Materials of Hanban /Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Ms. Li Yuan袁丽of Zhanxiang Gao Foundation for Culture & Arts
女士 Ms. – Department Manager of Channel of Calligraphy and Painting at China Central Television Station.
Consul Shuhong Xu 许淑红of Education Section of Consulate of China ( Chicago )
Dr. David Wenhao Liu from Stanford Universit
Director Dennis Hart of the Visiting International Professionals Program at Michigan State University.
Supervisor/ Dr. Pam Sells of Pittsburg State University
I would especially like to thank my former bosses and colleagues for their good support when I studied in the USA , was sick in Shenzhen and studied in Beijing. Something I most touched is since Sept, 2008 to March, 2013, they had kept my office in the company, kept me a position as their colleague and one of the founders of the companies, let me see my personal value, felt warmth and had confidence to fight with the sicknesses and to return the society and this world.
Former Vice President Mr. Ming Zhou 周明 of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, former President of Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd. and General Manger of China Securities Registration and Settlement Company.
General Manager Song Zheng 郑颂 of Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd. and Shenzhen City Panorama Networks Co. Ltd.
Vice General Manager Hua Zhang 张华 of Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd. and Shenzhen City Panorama Networks Co. Ltd.
Founder and the First President and Editor in Chief Fengyi Wu武凤仪of Securities Times Newspaper Office, Chairman of China Capital Market Research Association. y.
Department Director Shuliang Zhang张树良 of a Subsidiary at China's Securities Regulatory Commission and my former colleague has been helping me on logistics jobs on my study in Beijing in 2011 and 2015. Also he offered some personal financial assistance in 2015.
My former colleagues Dr. Man Sun 孙满and Mrs. Xiaoqun Liao 廖肖群 have offered much personal finance assistance on my art study and exploration.
Mrs.Xiaolu Go高晓璐, Mrs. Lijun Chen陈丽君, Mrs. Yanjie Yu于延杰 and Mr. Yingfang Zhao赵迎仿gave their hands on my logistics.
Former monitor 杨广印Guangyin Yang of my class at China Central Academy of Fine Arts offered a lot of logistic in 2011 to 2012.
Mr.刘治平Zhiping Liu and more than 20 classmates in Beijing gave me a lot of help when I studied in China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 to 2011.
--My endless Gratitude to the God and His Angels
I am lucky enough for coming to an area that still keeps strongly original American culture and custom, and there are many Christians. Since I landed here first day, I have been getting so much kind and considerate help from the local Christians and people. They are just like the Angeles of the God, lead me to go back to the family of the God, to help more people and this world with a grateful heart. I would really like to thank:
Institute Director John David Lawson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he is the first American friend I met and made in the land of America. He is also my first Tutor on Christian and Bible. It was he who organized 4 Missionaries to give me Bible lessons every Friday afternoon for 2 hours 2008 to 2009.
Missionaries Fisher and Stiles taught me Bible for about 1 years 2008 – 2009.
Emeritus Prof. Olen Greer of Accountancy at Missouri State is one of the best and typical Christians who set up a wonderful example for me, who works hard and responsibly and lives cleanly and honestly with Bible as his rules of conducts.
Prof. Yuhuan Qiao and prayerful Christian of Missouri State University surprised me so much so that I wondered there was so big power in his little boy to get his Doctoral degree in America alone for 6 years as a pregnant then a lactational lady. She and his husband Dr. Xinyuan Zhu have offered much help on logistics in my travel from Oct, 2013 to Mar. 2014.
Prof. Steve K. Olson of Missouri State University has corrected my Chinese poem translation and taught me a lot about Bible since 2011.
Prof. Wenping Qiu of Missouri State University and Head of Campus Chinese Baptist Church, Springfield and his wife became my guider on Bible study and Christianity in 2013.
My Baptized Pastor Philip Cheuk of Springfield Chinese Christian Church and his wife Mrs. Cheuch, spent so much time on teaching me and helping me.
I would like to thank Mrs. Wanda Nava and Mr. Nava for their good leading. Also Mr. Qian Liu, Ms. Carissa Griffin Mr. Michael Rorich & Mrs. Lynn Rorich for their help.
Especially, I would like to thank my former classmate Mr. Bin Zhu of Missouri State University and his wife. Since I met Mr. Zhu in a Church Sept, 2013, they have been giving me the best logistics supporter in my travel in the USA from Oct, 2013 to Mar. 2014.
-- My endless Gratitude to My Family Members, Students and Friends
Finally, I would like to thank my family members. Especially I want to thank my younger brother for his helping at almost each key time or the most difficult time on printing my albums. He has not only offered printing cost for my 3 rd and 4 th albums but also he had advanced paid for my first and second albums. I would also like to thank my younger sister who is a seiner English teacher for she has checked and corrected all articles in this album.
I would like to thank those urgent assistances from Dr. Bill R. Booth, Mr. Jerry Taylor, Mr. Franklin Salveson, Ms. Carissa Griffin, Mrs. Wanda Nava and Mr. Philip Nava, Mr. John Divide Lawson from America, Mr. Ross from Australia for they have corrected my writing when I suffered from the sharp headache in the USA in Jan, 2014. Thank Dr. Jessica Gerard and Ms. Caryn Fox from American, Mr. John Staunton from Ireland and Mr. Ray Heaton from Britain for they would like to give me a hand in my English writing.
I would really like to thank all of my readers, friends and students, just for you are there and join me, let me realize the value of my little cross-cultural dream and I myself, give me so much encouragement and strength to work and live optimistically even though at those extremely hard or enjoyable time for 15 years.
I would really like to remember you and try to return you with my continuous effort on the cross-culture and comprehensive art study, creation and practice, try to help more people in the world with a grateful heart...
Shirley Yiping Zhang