CURATOR: Ron Good / 策展人：罗古德
Ron has traveled to China five times since 2011 to learn about the Chinese Watch Industry.
During these visits, and due to the generosity of many of the true notables in China's horological arena, Ron has:
The AMCHPR website chronicles these adventures.
该AMCHPR的创建者，策展人，罗恩好，已前往中国的五倍，被指定为访问学者由中国钟表协会（CHA），并感谢在第一，而目前只，非中国人提供了一个荣 誉会员在表彰他的研究和支持中国钟表行业的CHA。轻工业全国委员会的领导下，中国钟表协会指导，中国钟表业的协调和管理。查氏拥有超过240名成员，包 括手表制造商和钟表以及零部件，设备和仪器制造商。成员还包括有关机构，高校和科研院所。罗恩会见并采访了众多中国行业先锋和领导者，管理人员和工作人 员，以及收藏者和教育者，而来访的工厂，旗舰店和钟表博物馆而在出席该国的顶级钟表业博览会和首脑会议。
Membership in the China Horologe Association
The China Horologe Association is the watch industry arm of China's National Council of Light Industry and directs and coordinates the Chinese watch and clock industry. The CHA has over 240 members including in-house and OEM manufacturers of complete watches and clocks as well as parts, equipment, tooling and instrument manufacturers. Members also include concerned agencies, universities and research institutes.
Ron is grateful to be the very first non-Chinese person ever provided a membership in the CHA, which was received in recognition of his studies and support of the Chinese watch and clock industry over a number of years. He is also formally noted as a Visiting Scholar by the Association.
NEWS: In April 2018, Ron was designated as the Guangzhou Watches and Clocks Association's Sino-Canadian Horological Cultural Affairs Advisor.
As well, in March of 2016, Ron was named Chief Expert of the China Watch Overseas Working Committee (CWOWC) , a formally instituted Working Committee under the direction of the CHA, tasked with promoting Chinese horological information in western markets.
Translation First Page:
In recent years, the China Horologe Association witnessed that the enthusiasm of the overseas clock and watch collector’s attention has been caused, and through their main website, they widely publicized Chinese clocks and watches products, supporting the development of domestic clocks and watches. What they have done is advantageous for Chinese products' development in the world market, and they have received welcomes from the Chinese clock and watch brands.
In order to integrate sources at home and abroad, doing some further service for the industry development, strengthening the construction of the committee, and promoting the work effectively, we decided to establish an overseas working group. This decision was proposed by the Chinese Horologe Association, and maintain the admission from the Office of Collection Commission. Now arrange the related things as below:
Part One. Name: - China Watch Overseas Working Committee
Part Two. Assignment:
1. This group takes the responsibility of promoting the Chinese horologe culture to the countries its members are located in. This also includes the development of Chinese horologe brands and their advantages or any related matters.
2. This group organizes the communication between horologe collectors from the countries of its members and Chinese collectors;
3. Write features and news or other kinds of articles about related business areas and post it on magazines or websites.
4. Carry out all kinds of works delegated by China Horologe Association of Collection.
Translation Second Page:
Three: Institutional framework and persons selected.
The overseas group will set:
One chief expert: Ronald Dudley Good;
Three implementation experts: Brad Green, Boey Chern Yue , Robin Tallendier.
The specific works will be assigned by China Horologe Collection Association.
Mr Good was featured in a Chinese article "Bethune of the Watch Industry" by Chinese horological writer A.J.
Here is a link to a full size jpg of the (machine) translated article
Here is a link to the original article
Note from Mr. Good on the article and the translation:
"Although the machine translation has a few errors (for example, sometimes substituting "I" or "it" for "he." in places) the spirit of the article shines through, and generally captures my feelings about China very well. Even before I became known as "Bethune in the watch industry," before really anyone in China knew me at all, and from the very first hours of my very first visit, I have always been treated kindly and with great openness by everyone I've met in China. That has never changed--but I've learned from the Chinese people and I have changed. And I'm grateful."