MBL 2020 UNTWO Yangshuo Centre Books for Kids (B4K) Report
Principal Investigators (PI): Red and Xinran (MBL volunteers)
Location: Yulong River Scenic District, Yangshuo, Guilin, China
Time: December 2019 – January 2020
Why establish the Mothers’ Bridge of Love International Library here?
By 2020, the United Nations Survey has established eight observation stations in China: Guilin (Yangshuo), Huangshan (Huangshan Scenic Spot Observation Station and Xidihongcun Observation Station), Zhangjiajie, Kanas, Chengdu, Henan Province (Luoyang observation station, Jiaozuo Observation Station), Xishuangbanna and Changshu.
Yangshuo is not only the first tourism sustainable development observation station established by the World Tourism Organization in China, but also the first of such stations in the world. It has been 15 years since the monitoring of sustainable tourism development started in Yangshuo in 2005. The School of Tourism of Sun Yat-sen University now manages this station, located in the famous Yulong River Scenic Area (Shi Li Hua Lang, so called Ten-mile Gallery). Each year, visitors and scholars from various countries come here, often with their families, for their research and writing projects.
Currently, there is only one state library in Yangshuo County, which was established in 1945 and relocated to No. 8 Furong Road in 2007. It’s far from the Yulong River Scenic Area, where there’s no library. Local families and hotels lack Chinese and foreign language books, as well as children’s books. This limits the communication between China and foreign countries.
With its international network and resources, the Mothers’ Bridge of Love International Library can provide books in different languages to help UN TWO YSC improve international cultural communication. It can also serve as a cultural activity space for children in a scenic area and as a base for international families who have adopted Chinese children to seek their roots in China.
UNWTO YSC Details, MBL YSC 国际图书馆计划
图书馆名称 Library Name
UN WTO SYC MBL LIBRARY
图书馆地址 Library Address
联合国世界旅游组织, 阳朔观测点, 邮编 541900
UN TWO Yangshuo Centre
Gaotian, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi
PR China 541900
图书馆联系人 Library contact
马骏经理 Mr MA Jun, (Centre manager)
The local people and the visitors from the world
图书馆面积及设施 Library equipments
已经备有/existing facilities: 室内 Indoor 大约 80-100 square meters; 10 个桌台 tables; 50-80 把椅子 Chairs
室外约/outdoor 100 square meters; (3-5)X4 coffee tables with 20 seats
需要支持/still need: 相应数量的书架/bookshelves
当地概况图片 The local pictures
Please see included photos
捐赠计划 Donation plan
– 2020: 中外多语种书籍 300, 其中 110 本已于一月送达。
儿童纸质手工品及文具 30 套,相应数量的书架
300 books in varied languages, 110 of them have been delivered.
30 sets of stationary and crafts materials
Yangshuo: located in the northeast of Guangxi; under the jurisdiction of Guilin City; ranked the most beautiful counties in China in 2014. It is 65 kilometers away from the urban area of Guilin. The unique and beautiful scenery has a great reputation, described as “the most beautiful in Guilin” (from Wumai’s poem ‘Guilin Landscape’). The county, with its over 1,400 years of history, was founded in 590 AD during the Sui Dynasty. It has a total area of 1,428 square kilometers, 20,000 hectares of arable land, and a population of 300,000 people with 11 ethnic groups including Han, Zhuang, Yao, and Hui in 6 towns and 3 townships.
UNWTO: Headquartered in Madrid, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It is the leading international organization in the field of tourism, which promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability, and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism knowledge. It encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to maximize the contribution of tourism to socio-economic development, while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) geared towards eliminating poverty and fostering sustainable development and peace worldwide. UNWTO’s membership includes 158 countries, 6 territories and over 500 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
School of Tourism, Sun Yat-sen University: The School of Tourism Management at Sun Yat-sen University, is a well-known institution for tourism education and research. Established in November 2004, the School is among the first to grant doctoral degrees in Tourism Management and MTA degrees. It has strong teaching and research capabilities, and has far-reaching influence across China.
On Jan. 26th, 2020, MBL and China Exchange cohosted the Chinese New Year celebration in London’s Chinatown. More than 500 people showed up to watch or participate in various activities: Chinese folk dance, martial art performance, writing Chinese calligraph and painting Beijing Opera masks, abacus demonstration, and the behavioral art performed by artist Xie Rong (Echo Morgan) who used four different Chinese traditional dresses to represent the four seasons.
Since 2013, MBL has been organizing celebratory events in London during the Chinese New Year and some other important Chinese traditional holidays. Through these events, MBL hopes that more people will learn about Chinese cultures and values, and will celebrate diversity and love.
We’re deeply grateful to our volunteers for their support and contribution! And thank you to those who came to celebrate this special Chinese New Year with us. China is still fighting against the coronavirus that has claimed many lives and stricken many parts of China. Let’s send our best wishes to people in Wuhan, to people in China. Wuhan, jia you! China, jia you! Wuhan, stay strong! China, stay strong!
On 26th January 2020, MBL and China Exchange will be hosting a family fun event to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat, in the heart of Chinatown in London, the United Kingdom.
Activities include, but not limited to
- Interactive art performance (with the artist Echo Morgan)
- Taiji sword dancing
- Chinese calligraphy
- Facial mask painting
- Chinese traditional costume dress-up
- Performance of Chinese abacus
The event is free and fun for both adults and children. Please join us to say Xin Nian Kuai Le, Happy Chinese New Year!
2020 年的中国新年即将到来，母爱桥MBL一年一度的春节庆祝活动也即将于 1 月26 日在伦敦唐人街China Exchange 举行。