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Monthly Archive: December 2006

奇闻共享

偶然看见如下神人自我介绍,佩服得五体投地,牛皮还有这么吹的,不知国内那些请他去讲座的学生组织是不是太轻信自封的“学术权威”了。别的不说,因为无据可查而且我也无暇去做打假的事,但所谓“北弗吉尼亚大学”我原来在DC的时候倒是有所耳闻,这个学校98年才登记备案,印象中是几个中国人搞起来的,总在当地中文报纸上打广告说可以发I-20帮人办身份合法留在美国,在这个学校当“客座教授”恐怕也不是什么正儿八经的行当,怎么就堂而皇之地加到简历里了呢?

最后一段尤为令人喷饭。不是丁某太狂,就是国内的博士已经沦落到一文不值的地步。(我相信是前者)

这里有更多信息。

丁小平教授曾就职于国家体改委和国务院体改办,现为北京大学社会经济与文化研究中心特聘教授,美国北弗吉尼亚大学客座教授。先后在佳木斯农业机械学院、清华大学、中央民族大学、北京大学、中国医学科学院攻读工、哲、理、药等多方面的学士、硕士、博士。现在多所大学任工、理、哲、经、管、文等专业客座教授。在20多年的教学生涯中,丁小平教授已经在大学开设本硕博课程逾一百三十门。每年在全国各高校和国际论坛做多学科的学术报告80余场。

  丁小平教授有着丰富的管理经验,曾任华资银团副总裁、中银集团总裁、国务院中华企业咨询公司总顾问。并在实践经验的基础上,又进行了十多年的理论研究,现在丁小平教授已经初步形成了他自己的全新的管理科学体系。

  在丁小平身上寄托着中华民族让西方人叹服的希望,寄托着人类解放并走出童年的希望。

  “百科全书式的学者”、公认的学界新秀丁小平教授,曾任职于国家体改委和国务院体改办,现为北京大学特聘教授,被誉为21世纪最有希望的学者。丁小平教授1962年出生于黑龙江省延寿县。通过自学,于15岁考上大学,先后在佳木斯农业机械学院、清华大学、中央民族大学、北京大学、中国医学科学院攻读工、哲、理、药等多方向的学士、硕士、博士。在多所大学任工、理、哲、经、管、文等等专业客座教授,已开设课程一百三十多门;可开设课程达六百门以上。

  2000年以来,丁教授受邀于北京各大高校、中科院、社科院做各类学术报告几百场,涉及领域跨越数十学科。得到了极大的反响和一致的好评。

  经过二十余年的学术研究,丁小平教授在理论上完成了如下工作:
  1,在总结古今中外哲学的基础上,概括了自然科学、社会科学、艺术、工程技术和历史,建立了与我们这个时代相匹配的哲学体系。
  2,在丰富的阅读和实践基础上,建立了持之有故言之成理、能解释一切美学现象并可以应用的美学体系。
  3,概括总结从冯特到弗洛伊德,再到皮亚杰的研究成果,在此基础上,建立了以心理结构理论为核心的全新的心理学体系。
  4,总结了古今中外数学理论和研究实践,并以此为基础,建立了全新的数学哲学和萌理论(科学的分析数学),为数学即将发生的一场革命提供了先导。
  5,在概括总结世界经济史、军事史、丰富的管理实践和管理理论的基础上,建立了全新的、与智慧经济时代相一致的管理学体系(包括:管理哲学,一般管理学,组织理念学,组织文化学,企业战略学,市场营销学)。
  6,在红楼梦学研究上,建立了自己的红楼梦学体系,其中,对于红楼梦艺术性的研究同传统的思想性研究和红学研究构成了三足鼎立之势。
  7,在总结历史的基础上,应用全新的理论工具,建立了全新的社会主义理论体系。
  8,利用丰富的理论知识,在查证大量史据、调查历史人物的基础上,建立了与实际一致性相对最好的现当代史体系。
  在如上领域层面的研究之外,从学科层面上看,还在文化学、爱情学、教育学、军事学、人学、宗教学、伦理学、药理学、工程技术等方面成就突出。
  此外,还可以在经济学、法学、艺术理论、文学、金融学、力学、物理学、生物学、系统学、计算机设计、科学方法等研究方向指导博士。

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p.s. 想起来顺便说一句:前些日子看见关于张五常的一则旧闻(张是几个比较知名的美籍华裔经济学家中的一个,这几年在国内的大众媒体上出现得较多。前段时间正好在拜读他的三四十年前的成名作,确是对Coase Theorem的一个很好的解释和延伸。张是UCLA的经济博士,正儿八经的科班出身,芝加哥学派,学术上还是很有造诣的——Journal of Law and Economics这么重量级的刊物发过他好几篇文章。),说他2003年因逃避美国联邦税被联邦检察官以诈骗罪名起诉,他一直躲在大陆(和美国没有引渡协定)而拒不回美应诉。美国司法部已经开出了张的逮捕令,很可惜的一件事情,看来张只能呆在中国大陆了。

和上文没有什么联系。只是觉得像张五常这样的人,即使诈骗罪名成立,他的学术能力还是令人敬佩的,在大家眼里也可能瑕不掩瑜(谁不想少缴税呢?),像丁某这样的,即使不算招摇撞骗,也令人侧目。

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 7

沿着加州一号公路北上,在这条在海边悬崖上开出来的公路上走走停停,作为这次旅行的结尾。

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看着沿路美景,小南的心情格外地好,给爸爸妈妈一个笑脸,一如加州阳光般灿烂。

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途中下车休息的时候路边的景色。远处是灯塔和礁石,近处是懒洋洋地在沙滩上晒太阳的海豹。

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往另一个方向看去,整个海滩横七竖八地躺满了海豹。

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小南指着一只最大的海豹说:“这么一大摊海豹呢。”我一看,可不是一大摊肉么。

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继续开车北上,转过每一个弯都是美不胜收的风景。于是频繁停车拍照。

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一路上一边是太平洋,一边是长满草的山坡,放牧着零落的奶牛。难怪广告里说加州自然放养的牛产的牛奶好。坐在悬崖边傻想:要不是每天要被挤奶,在这里做头奶牛也不错,每天可以很惬意地在山坡上漫步,低头就可以吃,抬头就是美景。

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小南也一样地流连忘返。

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好像在哪部电影里见过这个景色。

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下午到达Monterey。很漂亮的一个海滨城市。在渔夫码头上散步,看见不少海鲜餐馆,动了吃海鲜的念头。

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那就吃吧。小南喜欢看鱼也喜欢吃鱼。小北吃得心满意足,差点连盘子里的花也给嚼了。

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 6

Placeholder – Three Rivers to San Simeon

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After spending the past several days driving in the mountains, Ping said, I am sick of driving in the mountains. This is our last shot of the snow-capped mountain, as we left for the Pacific Coast.

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In a few hours, we went from the high sierras, to the plains with orange orchards everywhere, to the Ocean. The Pacific shined in the afternoon sun, and I just couldn’t resist the temptation to grab a few shots.

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The Pacific Coast.

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Anna loved the ocean. Now she has seen both the Atlantic and the Pacific up close — pretty good for a 20-month-old.

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Picking out some pretty pebbles on the beach.

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And watching the sun going down.

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Note the couple in the lower left corner. The guy just proposed to the girl in the sunset. They kissed, and kissed, and kissed. I bet the girl’s answer was a yes.

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 5

Placeholder: King’s Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park

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In the foothills … looking pretty calm.

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Beginning to ascend — clouds ahead

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Drove right into the clouds. Snow on the ground.

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Finally, the sky cleared, and looking back…

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The giant sequoias. These trees are thousands of years old. Make millions of toothpicks.

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A wooden cabin called “Mountain House Saloon” in the middle of nowhere, near a town called “Squaw Valley” — population: 130. I thought the old green truck was just a display to add some nostalgia feel, but after I took this picture, the truck drove away.

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Meanwhile, Anna is enjoying all of this. She found the perfect way to position her legs: on the backrest of the two front seats of course.

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A lake near a town called “Three Rivers,” which has a grand total of three motels and two restaurants. In the restaurant, I was tempted to order a local specialty beer called “Local Firehouse Brew,” but decided against it. It was probably a good idea.

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The last picture before we pulled into one of the three motels in “Three Rivers”

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 4

Placeholder – Yosemite National Park

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It was raining in the lower altitudes when we left our hotel, and rain soon changed to snow as we climbed uphill. We were required to put on snow chains before entering the park. A lot of cars were waiting in line. I tried to put on the chains by myself, but couldn’t seem to get them tight enough. I was frustrated. Anna was excited by the snow and insisted on getting out of the car to play with snow.

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Finally I paid 20 bucks to have the chains installed and observed how the professional “chain-installer” (they are even licensed by the State of California to do this) put on the chains in 5 minutes. This picture shows what the chains look like when installed. This is the first time I drove with snow chains, and it felt weird. Later today I uninstalled and installed the chains by myself — the $20 was tuition well-spent.

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The classic Yosemite shot, albeit blurred by snow and fog.

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El Capitan, also veiled in fog.

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Bridalveil Fall

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On our way back, it stopped snowing and the fog cleared up a bit.

Just a few snapshots. More (and hopefully better) pictures shot with slide film will have to uploaded later after I get them developed and scanned.

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 3

Placeholder – Berkeley, and en route to Yosemite

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小南在加州伯克利大学说:这里满好的。

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于是和校门合影一张。十六年半以后看你来不来,哼哼……

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小北在伯克利法学院门口到此一游。可惜放假期间门是关着的,没法进去看看。

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之后在小城里吃午饭,是小南第一次吃印度餐,似乎还很喜欢。

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午饭后上车,四个半小时车程,开到优胜美地公园外住下。小南一路都很乖,不吵也不闹,一路唱儿歌背童谣,看见路边的奶牛很惊奇,在弯弯曲曲的山路上的时候还会奶声奶气地说:“爸爸慢点开~~”

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 2

Placeholder. San Francisco

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The Crookedest Street (seen from satellite)

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Whoa~~ I climbed all those stairs?

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Another street nearby. Looks like a 30-degree slope. It felt like 60 degrees when we drove up it.

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Golden Gate Bridge (Anna pronounces “G” like “D”, so it’s Dolden Date Bridd)

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Somewhere near Chinatown. Wouldn’t let go of the orange we bought her from a store nearby.

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Pier 39

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So much fun in a day.

Anna’s Trip to California – Day 1

Anna behaved very well on the airplane. It took us almost 12 hours to get to the destination, but Anna didn’t cry at all except briefly during landing — I guess the change in air pressure hurt her little ears. At all other times she curiously looked around, babbled words like “San Francisco” and “big airplane,” or slept.

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First, study the evacuation procedure.

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Then, get some snacks from mommy

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After a while, browse some boring in-flight magazines

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And take a little nap

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All of a sudden we are in California, and a big Christmas tree in the airport!

Anna’s Swarovski Fishie

For whatever reason Anna just loves fish. Before the break a friend gave me (well, Anna) a crystal fish pendant made by Swarovski. Anna absolutely loved it from the minute she saw it and tried to put it on by herself. She wore it everywhere, including to the Chicago aquarium yesterday.

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What can you say. She is nature-loving, and perhaps fashion conscious.