CHINA TRAVELS / 我对中国的访问
For a detailed study of the AMCHPR visits, and literally thousands of photographs, see the links below or here.
Knowledge of China's historical and present culture is important to any understanding of China as a manufacturing country. Consequently, besides horological destinations, AMCHPR visits to China have included landmarks like the Great Wall, Shanghai's Bund district, Tianjin's Hai He riverfront, Xian's city walls and Terracotta Warriors as well as other, lesser known, locations like Luoyang's Longmen Grottoes or the nearby remarkable Guoliang Tunnel.
AMCHPR curator Ron Good has visited Beijing, Cangyanshan, Fenghuang, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guoliangcun, Jinan, Liaocheng, Luoyang (incl. Longmen Shiku), Nanchangshan Dao, Penglai, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Xian, Xinji, Xinmi, Yantai, Zhengzhou and Zhuhai.
罗 古德AMCHPR馆长访问了北京，广州，桂林， 凤凰, 聊城，洛阳，上海，深圳，石家庄，天津，辛集，新密市，郑州，珠海，同时研究中国的钟表业。
detailed Itineraries in order of visits, by year and date:
Visit 1 - Oct 5th to 21st / 2011
Trip One - Part 1 - Oct. 6th - First whole day in China/Beijing with Martback, Temple of Heaven, street food, Mr. Cao's repair shop
Trip One - Part 2 - Oct. 7th - Beijing with Joel Chan, Yonghe Gong Lama Temple
Trip One - Part 3 - Oct. 9th - Panjiayuan market and the hutongs
Trip One - Part 4 - Oct. 10th - Beijing to Shijiazhuang (and meeting Ma Rong and Qi Ran)
Trip One - Part 5 - Oct. 10th II - “Whipping top” and a New Friend
Trip One - Part 6 - Oct. 1th - The Road to from Shijiazhuang to CangyanShan
Trip One - Part 7 - Oct6 11th II - Tour of Cangyanshan / Mount Cangyan
Trip One - Part 8 - Oct. 12th-15th - Last days (and nights) in Shijiazhuang
Trip One - Part 9 - Oct. 16th - The Road from Shijiazhuang to Tianjin
Trip One - Part 10 - Oct. 17th to 19th - Tianjin in the Daytime and Dusk
Trip One - Part 11 - Oct. 17th to 19th - Tianjin at Night
Trip One - Part 12 - Oct. 17th - Sea-Gull Watch Factory
Trip One - Part 13 - Oct. 19th - Baoshihua Gold on the Dongsi Bei Da Jie
Trip One - Part 1 4- Oct. 20th/21st - Last Hours in Beijing
Trip One - Part 15 - Additional Photos that didn't make it into the other posts...
Visit 2: April 3rd to 28th / 2013
Trip Two- Part 1 - April 3rd to April 7th - Shanghai incl the Bund and Pearl Tower & Shanghai WIS dinners
Trip Two- Part 2 - April 14th to 19th - Shijiazhuang with Ma Rong & Qi Ran & family incl Cangyanshan
Trip Two- Part 3 - April 8th to 13th - Longmen Grottoes, Guoliang Tunnel, Li Jiushun in Luoyang, Zhengzhou w/ Sky Han (guide)
Trip Two- Part 4 - April 20th to 23rd - Tianjin, Sea-Gull Watch Group & Tianjin Watch and Clock Collectors private museum
Trip Two- Part 5 - April 24th to 28th - Beijing, Lishi Hutong, Great Wall, with Lei Wei: Beijing Watch Factory, Longio, Liu Shuli, Stephen Greenhalgh
Visit 3: June 8th to July 5th / 2014
Trip Three- Part 1 - June 8th-9th - Beijing -China Horologe Association, Beijing & Sea-Gull Stores, Touch Woman Cafe
Trip Three- Part 2 - June 10th - Beijing - Koncise watches, Longio, Xiong Family village workshop, Beijing Watch Factory
Trip Three- Part 3 - June 11th-12th - Jilin/Yantai - Jinan, Yantai Horologe Museum, Yantai Polaris/Beijixing
Trip Three- Part 4 - June 13th -Yantai - Yantai Polaris (Beijixing) Watch and Clock, Lishida Clock, Yantai Messica Timepiece
Trip Three- Part 5 - June 14th to 17th -Shijiazhuang - - My brother MaRong and his wife QiRan :-)
Trip Three- Part 6 - June 18th-21st - Shanghai: French Concession, Nanning Road & more with InsaneMainFrame
Trip Three- Part 7 -June 22nd-23rd - Guangzhou - Guangzhou Museum (incl many horology exhibits)
Trip Three- Part 8 -June 24th - Zhuhai Rossini: China Haidian/Citychamp Watch & Jewelery Group
Trip Three- Part 9 -June 25th - Dixmont Guangzhou/Five Goat Watch Factory - Guangzhou and Dixmont, Private collection items
Trip Three- Part 10 - June 26th - Day 1 China Watch & Clock Fair 2014 25th Annual Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
Trip Three- Part 11 -June 27th-29th - The remaining two days of the China Watch and Clock Fair
Trip Three- Part 12 -June 26th-30th - Shenzhen CWCF social activities, Examples from independent watch movement makers
Trip Three- Part 13 -July 1st-5th - Back in Beijing, Robin Tallendier, Jiangsi Watch & Clock w/Mr. Liu Shuli...more
Visit 4: June 23rd to July 21st/2015
Trip Four- Part 2 - June 29th-July 3rd - Guilin, Yangshuo
Trip Four- Part 3 - July 4th - Xinmi: Fu Xi Mountain Canyon, Xinmi's Hanzhuangcun district
Trip Four- Part 4 - July 5th - Xinmi: QingPingshan (Mountain) Park, Luoyang and re-meeting Li Jiushun
Visit 5: April 1th to May 10th/2018
Trip 5- Part 1 - Apr. 10th-11th - Guangzhou Watch and Clock Association, Jiusko, Eyki, Overfly, street food, the Guangzhou Party Pier, the 1200 (24 hour) Bookshop
Trip 5- Part 2 - Apr. 12th-13th - With Ed Tse of HKED watches & Brad Green of EastWatchReview; Shekou Sea World; Minghua Cruise Inn
Trip 5- Part 3 - April 13th-14th - Guangzhou Watch and Clock Association, Makkah Ali Restaurant, Shanghai Watch factory
Trip 5- Part 4 - April 15th - Guangzhou to Xian
Trip 5- Part 5 - April 16th - Xian: the Xian old city walls, Terracotta Warriors
Trip 5- Part 6 - April 16th - Xian to Xinmi, Cheered Hotel
Trip 5- Part 7 - April 17th - last day in Xinmi: Fa Hai Temple, QingPingShan (Mountain) Park, Xinmi Food Court
Trip 5-Part 8-April 18th-19th - Shanghai Industrial Technology School, Shanghai Clock Culture & Science Museum, Guo Ming AHCI, A.J.; Joel Chan...
Trip 5 - Part 9 - April 20th-21st - Shanghai and Suzhou (with Bejamin Chee of Maison celadon, and watch hunting with Actor Eric Heise)
Trip 5 - Part 10 - April 23rd - Shandong Liaocheng Zhong Tai Watch Co., Ltd.
Trip 5 - Part 11 - April 22nd - 24th - Shandong Langelo Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd - Langelo Ma Clock manufacture
Trip 5 - Part 12 - April 25th - Jinan, Shandong, first day: Jinan Mountain Sea Culture Hotel, Daming and Xiaodong Lakes
Trip 5 - Part 13 -April 26th - Baotu Spring, Hero Hill Culture Market, Jinan's Furong Jie Food & Market area, Quancheng Road area at night...
Visit 6: May 28th to June 28th/2019
Trip 6 - June 7th - Luoyang with Mr. Li and two Luoyang Museums
Trip 6 - June 8th - Fuxi Mountain glass bridge
Trip 6 - June 9th-13th - Fenghuang, Hunan, a beautiful river town.
Trip 6 - June 16th - Shanghai Watch Factory
Trip 6 - June 18th - With AHCI watchmaker and candidate Guo Ming, and Horological Writer, A.J. Wu.
Trip 6 - June 23rd - At the China Watch and Clock Fair with Thomas Leung of Time King Industrial Co., Ltd. (1963/304 re-issue history)