PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:18 pm

Number 22:

NAME : TAKESHI KENESHIRO; Birth name: Kaneshiro Takeshi
Date Of Birth : 11 October 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 金城 武, Jīnchéng Wǔ; (Japanese romaji): Kaneshiro Takeshi
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Okinawan Father with Taiwanese Hoklo/Hokkien Mother from Taiwan
COUNTRY: Taiwan & Japanese
CATEGORY: Actor & Singer based in Hong Hong

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Takeshi Keneshiro is a Japanese actor and singer of mixed heritage - his father is Okinawan and his mother is Taiwanese (Hokkien/Hoklo)
• He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese (Hokkien) and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.
• Takeshi Kaneshiro is one of 10 recipients of the Green Planet Film Award (23 March 2010) in the category "10 Best International Actors of the Decade (Asia)"
• Considered by Time Magazine to be the "Asian film industry's Johnny Depp."
• Spokes-model of PRADA
• Spokesmodel for Mitsubishi Galant model (car).

Takeshi Keneshiro 's mother is Taiwanese and his father is from Okinawa, Japan. He was born and raised in Taipei but holds Japanese citizenship as well. The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker.

There hasn't been an Asian actor quite as versatile as Takeshi Keneshiro, who is able to straddle the Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japanese and Hollywood film industries because of his proficiency in various languages. Still, one wonders if the reason why he's so sought after is because he is so elusive. No one really knows what he does outside of film commitments, and his reluctance towards being in the spotlight is legendary.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-LgEHBdui0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7U3kbF-o9c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSUiQWB70nQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLT201rSNU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaK5nC3VRdE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp5GoHXgeds


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437580/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Kaneshiro
http://asianwiki.com/Takeshi_Kaneshiro


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:45 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: Zhu Xi or Chu Hsi
Date Of Birth (DOB): October 18, 1130 in Youxi, Fujian Province, China
DOD: April 23, 1200 (aged 69), China
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 朱熹, Zhū Xī
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: China
CATEGORY: Philosopher

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Zhu Xi is the renowned Chinese philosopher
• He was born in Fujian, where his father worked as the sub-prefectural sheriff.

Zhu Xi or Chu Hsi (Chinese: 朱熹, October 18, 1130 – April 23, 1200) was a Song Dynasty Confucian scholar who became the leading figure of the School of Principle and the most influential rationalist Neo-Confucian in China.

Zhu Xi contributions to Chinese philosophy including his assigning special significance to the Analects of Confucius, the Mencius, the Great Learning, and the Doctrine of the Mean (the Four Books), his emphasis on the investigation of things (gewu), and the synthesis of all fundamental Confucian concepts, formed the basis of Chinese bureaucracy and government for over 700 years.

VIDEO CLIPS REF: (nil)

SOURCE/REFERENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Xi

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:12 pm

NAME: JEREMY LIN
Date Of Birth: August 23, 1988 (age 24), Los Angeles, California, United States
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林书豪 ; Lin Shu-How
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Lîm Su-hô / 林書豪
ANCESTRY: MInnan Hokkien (Taiwanese/Hoklo) from Beidou, Changhua, in Taiwan
COUNTRY: United States of America (USA)
CATEGORY: Sports, NBA Basketball

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Nicknames: Lin Dynasty, Linsanity, Lintastic, Super Lintendo
• Team: Houston Rockets (#7/Point Guard), the National Basketball Association (NBA).
• A documentary film about Jeremy Shu-How Lin, titled “Linsanity", premiered on the January 20, 2013, at the Sundance Film Festival, and was slated to be the opening night film at the CAAMFest film festival in San Francisco on March 14, 2013.
• In April 2012, Lin was named to Time Magazine's 2012 list of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World."
• On June 18, 2012, NBA TV announced that Lin was the first-ever winner of the "Social Breakout Player of the Year" Award.
• Lin was also the winner of "The EPIC Award".
• In July 2012, Lin won the ESPN ESPY Award for Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.
• Jeremy Lin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard University, USA.

Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the summer of 2012, Lin signed a 3-year contract with the Houston Rockets.

Jeremy Lin joined the New York Knicks early in the 2011–12 seasons and unexpectedly led a winning streak by New York Knicks while being promoted to the starting lineup, which generated a global following known as "Linsanity."

Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA league. He is also known for his public expression of his Christianity.

Lin was born in Los Angeles, and raised in a Christian family in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Palo Alto. His parents, Lin Gie-Ming and Shirley Lin, emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s, settling first in Virginia before moving to Indiana, where they both attended universities. They are dual nationals of Taiwan and the U.S. Lin's paternal family comes from Beidou, Changhua, in Taiwan (his father's distant ancestors were from Zhangpu County, Fujian Province, in mainland China, and settled in Taiwan in 1707), while his maternal grandmother emigrated to Southern Taiwan in the late 1940s from Pinghu, Zhejiang in mainland China.


In POJ:
Lîm Su-hô (Jeremy Lin; 林書豪, 1988-nî 2-goe̍h 23), Harvard Tāi-ha̍k pit-gia̍p. I tī Bí-kok NBA phah nâ-kiû. Láu-pē sī î-bîn khì Bí-kok ê Tâi-oân-lâng (Chiong-hoà Pó-táu).
Ref: (http://zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Lin)

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

CCTV-【看见~周末版】2012.8.26 柴静专访 - 林书豪 (Jeremy Lin)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86dsyS4SBE8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAksF5MWIwo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6-4M1HRvzE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWl48OSqHMs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrJ9waoKuII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuQQvxmASzE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBXxmOa3Z0U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9FXQSVdtNo


JEREMY LIN & MOM ON TAIWANTV: ON GROWING UP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzRDdLWVdP0

JEREMY LIN - CINDERELLA MAN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A210gfvMUiQ


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.jlin7.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Lin
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1703091-jeremy-lin-is-too-valuable-for-houston-rockets-to-trade-this-season

http://chineseculture.about.com/od/thechinesediaspora/p/Jeremy-Lin.htm
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2012/02/15/the-jeremy-lin-story/

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:08 am

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NAME, DESIGNATION: BAIYU (or SARA BAIYU CHEN)
Date Of Birth (DOB): - ; born in Ē-mn̂g (Amoy/Xiamen), Fujian Province
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: -
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Ē-mn̂g (Amoy/Xiamen), Fujian Province
COUNTRY: Based in America (USA).
CATEGORY: American singer-songwriter and actress.

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Sara Baiyu Chen, known professionally as “Baiyu” is a Chinese-born American singer-songwriter and actress.
• Born in Ē-mn̂g (Amoy/Xiamen), Fujian Province, China

Sara Baiyu Chen has been born in Ē-mn̂g (Amoy/Xiamen), China to musically gifted parents, Baiyu has been forging her path since prior to her arrival in the United States. In China, she learned to read and compose music at the age of six with little formal training, and sang in school choirs solidifying her confidence and love for music.

At the age of eight she and her family moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland. While in the DC area, her father gained popularity as a bamboo flute player. Simultaneously Baiyu's interest in American music began to materialize. Before she learned English, female icons Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston captivated Baiyu.

Even though Sara Baiyu Chen didn't understand the English words, the emotion and power from these soulful divas sparked a newfound romance in Baiyu for music. 

This renewed focus, coupled with her adoration of music, kept her singing in school choirs from elementary to high school. Baiyu immersed herself in activities outside of music such as kickboxing, Chinese dance, ballet and modeling. As a model and actress, she has worked with Seventeen magazine, appeared in four independent films, and was a host for MTVu's hit show "The Freshmen" for three years.

Irrespective of Sara Baiyu Chen hopes to become an entertainer, she remained focused in her studies where she graduated in 2008 from the number one ranked Princeton University, where she was a member of the Black Arts Dance Company and a vocalist for the University's Jazz Ensemble.

 Armed with intelligence, beauty, patience and ingenuity, Baiyu will pave the way for a new generation of R&B singers.

Sara Baiyu Chen, known professionally as “Baiyu” is a Chinese-born American singer-songwriter and actress. In the early 90's, her family moved to Maryland where she was then given the American name of “Sara”. Baiyu has appeared in several independent films and was a VJ for the mtvU show "The Freshmen" from 2006-2008. She completed high school in three years' time, and later graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology.

Baiyu was surrounded by music at an early age, and grew up in the presence of parents who were both musicians themselves. She resided in Xiamen until the age of 8 and reunited with her parents in the United States after having lived with her grandparents for 2 years as her mother and father paved the way for their new life.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.thefader.com/2010/01/29/video-ryan-leslie-f-baiyu-when-we-dance/
http://www.baiyuonline.com/site/wp-content/gallery/images2/baiyu_bossip_press.jpg


SOURCE/REFERENCE

http://aapress.com/ethnicity/chinese/baiyu-releases-new-ep/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3091936/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiyu_(singer)


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:01 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: ZHANG GAOLI
Date Of Birth (DOB): November 1946, born in Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 张高丽 / Zhāng Gāolí / 張高麗
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian
COUNTRY: Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Politician, First-ranked Vice Premier of PRC

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

Zhang Gaoli, is the First-ranked Vice Premier (or Deputy Premier) of the People's Republic of China
Zhang Gaoli, is a member of ‘the seven-man elite Politburo Standing Committee’
• Zhang Gaoli is elected as member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Nov. 15, 2012.
Zhang was born in Chìn-kang (Jinjiang), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian in November 1946.
• He joined the CPC in November 1973, and he is an economist by profession.
• He was educated at Xiamen University in Xiamen from 1965 to 1970.

Zhang Gaoli (张高丽; 張高麗; Zhāng Gāolí); born November 1946) is the current First-ranked Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China. He was previously CPC Tianjin Committee Secretary until November 2012 and was the Party Secretary in the economic sprawl of Shandong province until March 2007.

From 1997 to 2002 he held prominent leadership positions in the special economic zone of Shenzhen and the provincial government of Guangdong, and was instrumental in the economic development of region. An economic thinker, Zhang was then entrusted with the economic development of Shandong, where he was the first-in-charge CPC Shandong Committee Secretary.

Before the 17th Party Congress the central leadership moved Zhang in a provincial leadership reshuffle to lead the coastal city of Tianjin. He is believed to be an emerging member of the fifth generation of Chinese leadership. Zhang Gaoli is elected as member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Nov. 15, 2012. On 15 March 2013, he was appointed first vice premier to the cabinet led by premier Li Keqiang.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfDZuYv6jBA

SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Gaoli
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-16/who-s-who-in-china-s-new-government-leadership-lineup.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/18cpcnc/2012-11/15/c_131977284.htm
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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:06 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: HAN KUO-HUANG (PROFESSOR EMERITUS)
DOB: Born in Xiamen, China
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 韩国璜, Hán Guóhuáng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ) NAME:
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien/Hoklo (Taiwanese) from Xiamen, Fujian Province
COUNTRY: Born in Xiamen, China and grew up in Taiwan
CATEGORY: Music - Ethnomusicologist and musician

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Ethnomusicologist
• Han Kuo-Huang is a Chinese-born American ethnomusicologist and musician
• Han is now a professor of music at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Han Kuo-Huang was born in Xiamen, China and grew up in Taiwan. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Taiwan. In 1960 he assisted Elizabeth (Whittington) Hovhaness, the wife of the American composer Alan Hovhaness, in obtaining recordings of Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien (Minnan/Hoklo) music during her trip to Taiwan, and in 1962 served as translator for composer Lou Harrison.

Han Kuo-Huang eventually relocated to the United States, eventually obtaining U.S. citizenship. He received both his M.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University and served as professor of music for over 30 years at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, retiring in 2003. He is now a professor of music at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Han Kuo-Huang specializes in Chinese music as well as gamelan (both Balinese and Javanese) and directs these ensembles, formerly in the Asian Ensemble of Northern Illinois University and now at the University of Kentucky. His Chinese music ensemble from Northern Illinois University, formed in the late 1970s, was the first such ensemble at a North American university, and toured the United States and East Asia.

Han Kuo-Huang has a particular interest in the subject of music education, with an emphasis on the teaching of Asian music. He has published widely in both Chinese and English, with twelve books and numerous articles appearing in journals and music reference works, and textbooks. Han is now living in Lexington, Kentucky.


VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://video.ket.org/video/1435870541/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBeVPFaL4cA
http://www.in.com/han-kuohuang/profile-112409.html


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Kuo-Huang
http://www.music.utk.edu/mmsymposium/han.html
http://www.niu.edu/cseas/people/emeriti.shtml


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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:36 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: LIN YUTANG
DOB: 10 October 1895 born in the town of Banzai, Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian
DOD: 26 March 1976
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林语堂/ Lín Yǔtáng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: 林語堂,
ANCESTRY: Banzai, Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian
COUNTRY: China
CATEGORY: Chinese writer, translator, linguist and inventor.

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Lin Yutang (10 October 1895 – 26 March 1976) was a Chinese writer, translator, linguist & inventor.
• Lin was born in the town of Banzai, Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian
Lin Yutang first Chinese author to reach the top of "the New York Times bestseller list."
• From 1923 to 1926, Lin Yutang taught English literature at Peking University.

Lin Yutang (October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese writer, translator, linguist and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were bestsellers in the West. He also invented the Mingkwai "Clear and Quick" Chinese-language typewriter that played a pivotal role in the Cold War Machine Translation research (see Tsu, 2010).

Lin Yutang was born in the town of Banzai, Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian. This mountainous region made a deep impression on his consciousness, and thereafter he would constantly consider himself a child of the mountains (in one of his books he commented that his idea of hell was a city apartment). His father was a Christian minister. His journey of faith from Christianity to Taoism and Buddhism, and back to Christianity in his later life was recorded in his book From Pagan to Christian (1959).

Lin studied for his bachelor's degree at Saint John's University in Shanghai, and then received a half-scholarship to continue study for a doctoral degree at Harvard University. He later wrote that in the Widener Library he first found himself and first came alive, but he never saw a Harvard-Yale game. He left Harvard early however, moving to work with the Chinese Labor Corps in France and eventually to Germany, where he completed his requirements for a doctoral degree in Chinese philology at the University of Leipzig.

Lin Yutang, who was schooled on Gulangyu and taught at Xiamen University from 1926-1927, was the first Chinese author to reach the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Pearl S. Buck had to urge the anxious author to publish his 1935 bestseller “My Country and my People,” but Lin went on to do more than any one in his generation to bridge the gulf between East and West.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE9DvM2AeNg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jbZgPhbgt0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqLdY2Xlmo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb14CyfDLFQ


The Wisdom of China and India by Lin Yutang 1 of 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zds0A60bJ6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-N8GE8aVSs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QeRn448tYk



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Lin_Yutang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Yutang
http://www.amoymagic.com/linyutang.htm

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:08 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: LIN QIAOZHI
DOB: 21st December, 1901 in Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu Island), Amoy (Xiamen), Fujian Province
DOD: 22nd April, 1983
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林巧稚 / Lín Qiǎozhì
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Lim Kah T'I
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Xiamen
COUNTRY: Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu), Amoy (Xiamen), Fujian Province, China
CATEGORY: Medical - Gynaeocologists and Obstetricians

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Commonly known as China’s "Doctor of Mercy"
• Dr. Lin Qiaozhi: “Guardian Angel of Mothers, Babies”
Dr. Lin Qiaozhi was called “A Living Buddha" by a large number of women patients who received her care and treatment, many of whom named their babies after her
• The famous women of Chinese equivalent to the “FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE; also known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'” (Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale); or JOAN OF ARC (nick-named "The Maid of Orléans") or MOTHER THERESA (The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C. - Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta).
Dr. Lin Qiaozhi was called “A Living Buddha" by a large number of women patients who received her care and treatment, many of whom named their babies after her
• As an obstetrician, Dr. Lin Qiaozhi delivered over 50,000 babies in her 60 year career
Dr. Lin Qiaozhi (1901-1983): Pioneer in Modern China's Outstanding Gynaeocologists and Obstetricians.
• In 1929, she became the first female resident physician in Union Hospital's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
China’s Premier Li Peng, wrote an inscription for her that reads, "Forever cherish the memory of outstanding medical scientist, Lin Qiaozhi."
• In 2001, at the 100th anniversary celebration, officials unveiled a copper statue of the doctor, and announced “The New Lin Qiaozhi Gynecological And Obstetrics Institute” at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (which made her a posthumous member in 1995).
• In 2001, many famous doctors, as well as prominent health officials and government leaders, gathered in Beijing to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ms. Lin Qiaozhi, a native of our own Gulangyu Islet (Amoy/Xiamen), and a great pioneer in modern China's gynecology and obstetrics.
• She had never married, but devoted her life to thousands of mothers and babies at the Beijing Union Medical College Hospital and, indirectly, to millions of women and children throughout China.
• To better appreciate this amazing lady's contributions to modern China, visit Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu Islet)'s “Lin Qiaozhi Memorial Hall” (at Yu Garden, on Zhangzhou Road, beside Bright Moon Garden). This beautifully laid out little garden was built the year after Dr. Lin passed away, in 1984, and has a white marble statue of Dr. Lin in the garden. The Exhibition Room tells her life story. (Ref: http://www.amoymagic.com/linqiaozhi.htm)

Lin Qiaozhi came from an educated Christian family in the cosmopolitan treaty port city of Gulangyu in Fujian. Never married, she focused her education and career on saving the lives of mothers in childbirth, based at China's premier medical school and hospital -- Peking Union Medical School in Beijing.

Lin became the first woman hired as a resident physician in the PUMC hospital. In 1932, after she had served as a general resident physician for a year, PUMC sent her to Manchester Medical College and London Medical College's Gynecologic and Obstetric Hospital as a visiting scholar, and the following year to Vienna. In 1939, Lin went to Chicago University Medical School to continue her research. (She used the name Lim Kah T'I for research publications.) After she finished her study in 1940, she was granted honorary membership in several U.S. scientific associations, but she turned down offers to remain in the United States.

Upon return to PUMC, Lin Qiaozhi became the first woman in China to be appointed director of a hospital department of obstetrics and gynecology. Other "firsts" for women were to follow in the 1950s, when she was appointed vice-chairwoman of the Chinese Medical Association, director of the new Beijing Maternity Hospital, and a deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

She also was elected a representative to the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

In the 1970s, Lin served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and vice- chairwoman of the National Women's Federation.

Dr. Lin Qiaozhi is well-known & loved by Chinese people, from China’s Premier Zhou Enlai and his wife down to the poorest commoners, from the 1940s through several years of illness before her death in 1983.

In fact, she was called a "Living Buddha" by a large number of women patients who received her care and treatment, many of whom named their babies for her. While Lin Qiaozhi's devotion to her patients and brilliant medical skills were apparent to all, her lifelong Christian faith was largely unknown to most people, given the political situation of her time.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZzkSU3iXzk


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.bdcconline.net/en/stories/l/lin-qiaozhi.php
http://www.amoymagic.com/linqiaozhi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Qiaozhi
http://www.cpcchina.org/people/2011-08/07/content_13064948.htm
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=XOGdnCPJSOMC&pg=PA344&lpg=PA344&dq=LIN+QIAOZHI&source=bl&ots=rkBGD9pGq1&sig=m5QLoP-WNSOqR_4dXw9QixAsTmw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WF3hUfiGKoOpkwWy2oHwCw&ved=0CFwQ6AEwCw#v=onepage&q=LIN%20QIAOZHI&f=false
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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:35 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: YIN CHENGZONG
Date Of Birth: 1941 in Kó͘-lōng-sū / Kulangsu (Gulangyu), Ē-mn̂g / Amoy (Xiamen)
DOD:
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 殷承宗 / Yīn Chéngzōng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu), Ē-mn̂g (Xiamen)
COUNTRY: Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu), Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Music –Pianist and Composer, Professor & Artist

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Yin Chengzong is a very famous Chinese pianist and composer
• Pianist Yin Chengzong is widely recognized as one of the most renowned Chinese pianists in the world.
• Yin Chengzong has since become a legend in the music world
• Yin Chengzong is of the four Chinese musicians listed in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians published in 1980
• Since moving to the United States in 1983, a professor and an artist-in-residence, Yin Chengzong has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
• From his studios in New York & China, Yin's students included Lang Lang, Ilya Itin & Edith Chen.
• Yin Chengzong is a Steinway Artist.
• A celebration event for Yin Chengzong's “30th Anniversary Debut at Carnegie Hall” will be held on November 23, 2013.

Yin Cheng-zong, one of the world's
leading pianists, was born in China's
 "Piano Island" Kó͘-lōng-sū (Gulangyu) in Ē-mn̂g (Xiamen), 
Fujian Province. When he was 9 
years old, Yin gave his first recital in a 
local church. Three years later, he entered 
one of the country's most prestigious music 
schools, the Shanghai Conservatory, and was later transferred to the Central Conservatory in Beijing, where he earned his bachelor's degree. After eight years of formal training under Chinese teachers, Mr. Yin went to Russia and graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1963.

During his long musical career, Mr. Yin Cheng-zong has touched millions of souls with his "absolutely beautiful command of piano colors" (Bernard Holland, for the New York Times), and has won numerous awards. Yin Cheng-zong was the Gold Medalist of the World Youth Peace and Friendship Festival held in Vienna in 1959, and the Second Prize Winner of the 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, when he was only 20. He has since become a legend in the music world, and one of the four Chinese musicians listed in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians published in 1980.

Mr. Yin made his Carnegie Hall debut
in New York City in 1983, and has been
back in the Hall four times as a soloist.
The New York Times called him "China's
best pianist". Over the years, Mr. Yin has
traveled all over the world and has per-
formed under the baton of Eugene Orm-
andy and the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Claudio Abbado and the Vienne Philhar-
nonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin and the
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir
Malcolm Sargent and the St. Petersburg
Philharmonic Orchestra, in addition to his performances in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and New York's Lincoln Center. His solos were featured in China's Central Television and CBS Sunday Morning. Currently, Mr. Yin is living in New York City, and is professor and artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Cheng-zong Yin is not only a virtuoso interpreter of Western master, he has also composed some of the best-known piano pieces on his own.
His piano expression of traditional Beijing Opera and other classic Chinese music, together with his contribution to the "Yellow River Concerto" made him a household name in China. His recording of the latter won him a Golden Record Award.

Mr. Yin has released more than 20 records, including the All Chopin CD and Debussy's 24 Preludes, soon to be followed by his Rachmaninov Concertos No. 2 and No. 3 in cooperation with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlCOdD4nNnc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XObbqXi_c7s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh8h8MhuylI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Pu56tJq-A


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.yinchengzong.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_Chengzong
http://www.chengzongyin.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/10/20/arts/piano-yin-cheng-zong.html
http://www.yinchengzong.com/Yin_Chengzong/Yin_Chengzong/Bio.html

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:01 pm

NAME, DESIGNATION: JJ LIN or LIN JUN JIE (WAYNE)
Date Of Birth (DOB): 27 March 1981 in Singapore

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林俊杰; Lín Jùnjié
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Fujian ancestry
COUNTRY: Singapore & Taiwan
CATEGORY: Singer-songwriter, composer, and actor based in Taiwan. He is also an entrepreneur.

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

JJ Lin came to musical prominence and success in the Greater China region, and particularly in Taiwan, where he was awarded the "Best New Artiste" award in the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards. Signed to Ocean Butterflies, he has written songs for various artistes, notably Ji De (Remember) for Taiwanese singer A-Mei, and fellow labelmate A-do's Fang Shou.

After winning the Gold award in the Best New Act category in the 2004 Singapore Hit Awards, he went on to sweep the 2005 edition with four awards to his name, including the Best Local Male Artiste, Best Composing Artiste, Best Male Vocalist and Best Local Music Composition awards, recognising his talents both in the composition and performance aspects of his music. His latest album, Cao Cao, sold 2 million copies in just two weeks.

• JJ Lin is fluent in English, Mandarin, Hokkien (Minnan) & Cantonese.

Awards
• 2003 Taiwan Golden Melody Awards,
• Best New Artist 
2004 Singapore Hit Awards,
• Best New Act (Gold) 
2005 Singapore Hit Awards,
• Best Local Male Artiste (No.89757) 
Singapore Hit Awards,
• Best Composing Artiste (No.89757) 
Singapore Hit Awards,
• Best Male Vocalist (No.89757) 
Singapore Hit Awards,
• Best Local Music Composition

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

JJ Lin Jun Jie 林俊杰‬:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ibahaHWBGs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Xc3M34q4w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtoieI7YCs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Gwr-iz55I




SOURCE/REFERENCE:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/citylife/2006-11/08/content_727839.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Lin

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:47 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: CAI QIAN
DOB: 1761, born in Tong'an (Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区) District, Fujian Province, China
DOD: 1809
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 蔡牽, Cài Qiān
POJ /HOKKIEN NAME:
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Tong'an ( Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区) District , Fujian Province, China
COUNTRY: Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sea Merchant cum Pirates

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Cai Qian (1761–1809) was a Chinese sea merchant, considered by some as pirate during Qing Dynasty.
• Cai Qian was born in Tong'an District (Tóng'ān Qū / 同安区), Fujian, China in 1761.
• Facing starvation, he became a pirate in 1794.
• In 1799, Cai married a weapons expert Lin Yuyau (林玉腰) who spoke English.
• In 1802, Cai occupied Xiamen's guns bases.
• In 1804 and 1805 Cai and Tsai twice attacked Taiwan's provincial capital of Tainan but were defeated.
• In the battle of 1804, Tsai defeated the Qing fleet from Wenzhou. Within the next four years he fought many battles against Tsai and Cai, vowing to destroy their fleets.
• In January 1808, Cai Qian’s Fujian and Zhejiang admirals nearly destroyed their fleet near Hong Kong through a battle, which lasted one day and night. They succeeded in defeating their enemies, causing Qing's navy to begin fearing Tsai and Cai.
• In 1809, Cai Qian committed suicide

At the height of his power, Cai Qian and Cheung Po Tsai commanded hundreds of ships and thousands of pirates; he was Tsai's mate. They predated others on the seas of Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan Strait and came to be considered a major threat to Chinese’s Qianlong Emperor political stability. Because the British businessmen sold English guns to Tsai, the Qianlong Emperor became angry with the British. The Qianlong Emperor blamed George Macartney over this issue, leading to Chinese hostility towards the United Kingdom during the Chinese Rites controversy.

In 1799, Cai married a weapons expert who spoke English. Her expertise has been beneficial to their accumulation of wealth. Some diaries say her name was Lin Yuyau (林玉腰) and that she had lived in Fangyuan, Changhua, Taiwan.

In January 1808, Cai Qian’s Fujian and Zhejiang admirals nearly destroyed their fleet near Hong Kong through a battle, which lasted one day and night. They succeeded in defeating their enemies, causing Qing's navy to begin fearing Tsai and Cai. Cai committed suicide by shooting himself with a golden bullet. It is said that Cai had a great treasure, which was hidden, on Matsu Islands: it had never been found to this day.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQweISJF6k4

SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cai_Qian

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:45 pm

NAME, DESIGNATION: JI XINPENG
Date Of Birth: 30th December 1977 in Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian Province

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 吉新鹏, Jí Xīnpéng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sports - Badminton

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Ji Xinpeng who won an Olympic gold medal in men's singles at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Ji Xinpeng is the first Chinese badminton player to win an Olympic Gold Medal in men's singles badminton game.
• Ji Xinpeng was born in Ē-mn̂g / Amoy 厦门 (Xiamen), Fujian.

Having never previously captured a top tier event on the international circuit, Ji Xinpeng surprised the field at the 2000 Games in Sydney by defeating such top players as Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and, in the final, Hendrawan. Ji won men's singles at the Japan Open later that same year. Ji became a coach in the Chinese national badminton team in 2008.

Seventh seed Ji Xinpeng of the People's Republic of China won the men's singles final in a 15-4, 15-13 upset victory over number two seed Hendrawan of Indonesia Saturday to give China its second Badminton Olympic Gold Medal for the day. In the 45-minute second game, the classy Ji fought back from 4-9 down, then again at 10-13, winning the last five points in front of a rowdy, near-capacity crowd. He seized the game impressively, slamming in a skilled overhead smash down the sideline to Hendrawan’s feet, which had the Indonesian cramped for room. Ji started slowly in both games, but clawed his way back into control against the experienced Hendrawan, who uncharacteristically made several unforced errors at the net in an otherwise high-quality contest.

VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6meKtArtlI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKpMon2b3gA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRmqBOXNoxU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-pX6eZ9nY




SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/olympics/100850.htm
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/features/aoyun2000/news/m220000924.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji_Xinpeng

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:25 pm

NAME, DESIGNATION: LEE CHONG WEI, DATUK
Date Of Birth (DOB): 21 October 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak, Malaysia

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 李宗伟, Li Zhōng Wěi
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien
COUNTRY: Penang State, Malaysia
CATEGORY: Sports – Badminton

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Lee won the silver medal in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games for men singles Badminton game. Lee is the most successful Malaysian Olympian in history
• Lee captured his ninth Malaysia Open title, which broke the record of eight titles previously held by Wong Peng Soon.

• As a singles player was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks 21/8/2008-14/6/2012
• Malaysia number one single player
• Currently ranked number one in the world
• Lee is one of the all-time outstanding badminton talents.
• Lee autobiography - 'Dare to be a Champion' - is a bestseller in his home country.
• Lee heroics at the top of the game for many years have earned him the title “Datuk”
• The Malaysian Prime Minister describe him as a “national hero”.

Datuk Lee Chong Wei is a professional badminton player from Malaysia who resides in Bukit Mertajam. Lee is a silver medalist in both the 2012 Olympic Games and 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and ending Malaysia's Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games. A World number one, Lee has a number of gold medals to his name after victory at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He won back-to-back Yonex All England Open titles in 2010 and 2011 while 2013 saw him secure his 9th Malaysia Open title.

For Lee achievements, he was conferred with a Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), which carried the title Datuk by Governor of Penang, Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas on 30 August 2008. On 6 June 2009, Lee received the Darjah Bakti (DB) award, from Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, in conjunction with the Birthday of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for his achievements in the 2008 Olympics.

Lee was in a relationship with Wong Mew Choo, his teammate for 9 years. Lee Chong Wei announced his marriage with Wong Mew Choo after winning a silver medal in 2012 Summer Olympics. They tied the knot on 9 November 2012, and have the first child, named Kingston in April 2013.
>> Only 5 month after marriage? Is it passing an MBA? (Marriage by Accident)

On 16 March 2011, Lee received Permodalan Nasional Berhad shares worth MYR100,000 from Najib Tun razak soon after his triumph in the All England Open. He was appointed as KDU University College ambassador on 31 July 2011.

Lee's autobiography "Dare to be a Champion" was officially published on 18 January 2012.


VIDEO CLIPS REF:

Lee Chong Wei - the most all round badminton player in the world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHWgMsDFl1k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1MOex00iE&list=TLU5Rx818uvoc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQv6rY0x_Yo&list=TLiKhUn49kVAs


SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.lee-chongwei.com/
http://www.yonex.com/players/featured-players/lee-chong-wei/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dare-To-Be-Champion-Autobiography/dp/967108432X
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Chong_Wei
http://www.lee-chongwei.com/lee-chong-wei-girlfriends/

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:34 am

NAME: LIN QINGFENG
DOB: 26 January 1989 born in Tâng-oaⁿ-khu (Tong’an), Chôan-chiu (Quanzhou), Fujian

CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林清峰, Lín Qīngfēng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: -

ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Tong’an (bordering Ē-mn̂g/Xiamen) in Fujian Province
COUNTRY: Tâng-oaⁿ-khu, Chôan-chiu, Fujian, China
CATEGORY: Sports – Weightlifting

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Olympic Gold medalist Lin Qingfeng is a Chinese weightlifter. He is 167 cm tall and competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he won gold, lifting a total of 344 kg (157 kg Snatch and 187 kg Clean and Jerk).
• Lin Qingfeng, the Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen)-born athlete who won gold in the men's 69kg weightlifting category at London 2012
• The 23-year-old finished 11kg clear of the competition silver medallist.
• It's the second Olympic gold in the history of Xiamen-born athlete, following badminton player Ji Xinpeng who won an Olympic gold medal in men's singles at the 2004 Sydney Olympic Games.
• Lin was trained in Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) weighlifting team in 1999 and entered Fujian weighlifting team in 2003.

Born in 1989, Lin Qingfeng was raised in a poor family who lived on a meager income. His father Lin Zhiren is a porter, and his mother Ye Que is a cleaner. In 1999, 10-year-old Lin was chosen by a weightlifting coach in Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen), but his father strongly opposed him to practice weightlifting and even locked him up. However, Lin showed great interest in weightlifting and even sneaked out of home to take the training. "He loves the weightlifting sports ever since the childhood, so we had to let him go,” said the proud father.

Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen)’s weightlifter Lin Qingfeng, who won the only gold medal for the city at London 2012, was awarded 1.0 million yuan (about 158,000 U.S. dollars) at a commendation meeting held on Tuesday, reported Xiamen Economic Daily. Lin Qingfeng dream of buying his family a big house is no longer a dream. Lin did not reveal to reporters the amount of money he obtained from his bonus, but various media reports estimates its more than 2.5 million yuan (US$393,515). Lin ‘s coach Wan Jianhui and the chief coach of China men's weightlifting team Chen Wenbin were also awarded 1.0 million yuan each.

Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) athletes achieved a strong performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games with a history-best result of 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. Other athlete from Ē-mn̂g(Xiamen) are the Bronze medal winner, archer Dai Xiaoxiang and badminton player Chen Long (men's single) were awarded 300,000 yuan (about 48,000 U.S. dollars) each, and their coaching staff were also awarded.


VIDEO CLIPS REF:

Lin Qingfeng wins London Olympics 2012 men's 69kg Weightlifting Gold Medal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0lseUJSekk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHRE3WFATLo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-XGjIA5zU
http://www.allthingsgym.com/lin-qingfeng-clean-pulls-london-2012-training-hall/
http://weightliftingfix.com/2012/lin-qingfeng-69kg-olympic-champion-profile/



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.allthingsgym.com/lin-qingfeng-clean-pulls-london-2012-training-hall/
http://www.china.org.cn/sports/2012londonolympics/2012-08/01/content_26085389.htm
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hilarious-faces-olympic-weightlifters-gallery-1.1127475
http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/2012/athletes/84fb3f17-4de2-4700-b4d3-ea6fc1d937eb
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news27276.html
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news27008.html
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/health4585.html
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/health4572.html
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news26666.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Qingfeng
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lin-QingFeng/466521630038300

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Re: PROMINENT MINNAN (BÂN-LÂM 闽南) PEOPLES

Postby Pier » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:38 am

NAME, DESIGNATION: LIM GOH TONG, Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.)
Date Of Birth (DOB): 28th February 1918 in Anxi, Fujian Province
DOD: 23rd October 2007 in Kuala Lumpur
CHINESE/PINYIN NAME: 林梧桐, Lín Wútóng
POJ (PE̍H-ŌE-JĪ ) NAME: Lîm Ngô͘-tông
ANCESTRY: Minnan Hokkien from Anxi (An-khoe kōan), Fujian
COUNTRY: Malaysia
CATEGORY: Businessman & Entrepreneur

DESCRIPTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong was a prominent wealthy Malaysian Chinese businessman.
• He was renowned for his vision and courage in transforming Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop to one of the world's most successful casino resorts.
• Lim Goh Tong was once the 3rd richest man in Malaysia with a net worth estimated to be 4.2 billion USD; making him the 204th richest person in the billionaire list compiled by Forbes.
• The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, the far-sighted businessman who gave this country its Genting Highlands’s Casino & Resort.
4 things to learn from Tan Sri Lim: To cherish & respect one’s mother; to be brave to talk to people; to believe in oneself and work hard; and to forge true alliances.
• He is a well-known philanthropist who contributed/donated funds to many schools, colleges, universities, charities, temples etc in Malaysia, Fujian and overseas.
• Lim’s 2004 memoir titled “My Story,” it describes his journey through life.
• Born in 1918 in Anxi (An-khoe kōan), Fujian Province, a mountainous county in southeastern Fujian province, China, Lim Goh Tong was the fifth child in his family.
• From being a bashful migrant from Anxi, China to being the affable man who built:
o Genting Highlands
o The Kemubu Irrigation Scheme in Kelantan,
o The Ayer Itam Dam in Penang,
o The Sanyen Paper and Power Plants in Selangor,
o The Asiatic Plantations, Star Cruises,
o The Chin Swee temple
o The townsip of Gohtong Jaya plus many others
• The story of Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is of a visionary man who worked really hard, was astute, seized opportunities whenever they arose yet stayed down-to-earth and considerate of the needs of others.
• The late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had six children with his wife, Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua. She focused on bringing up the children and Lim would often take the whole family out on many wonderful outings.
• When Genting Highlands became a reality, and it was decided that an appropriate Chinese name be given for it, the first name suggested was Yin Ding (Silver Top). Some detractors, however, thought it “vulgar and not reflective of a mountain top”.
• It was Kim Hua who quietly suggested the name of “Goon Ting” in Hokkien, which means “Cloud Top” which later simplifies to “Genting”.
• Thinking of him as a father, I believe Lim will always stay on top of the clouds in the eyes of his children because he provided them two of the greatest gifts a father can ever give his child: love and education.
• Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong passed away on 23rd Oct, 2007 and was buried at Gohtong Memorial Park.
• When “The Black Eyed Peas” were performing in Genting on Oct 26, 2007 and rapper Will.i.am paid Lim Goh Tong a tribute by saying: “A man died recently who was responsible for the place where we are today. I’d like to ask for a moment of silence to honour his life and legacy.”

Mr. Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong’s Achievement and Awards
Lim had won many awards together with his company Genting Group for his entrepreneurship and his contribution, among them were:
• Malaysian Entrepreneurs Award 1985
• Manager of the Year Award 1986
• Business Achiever of the Year Award 1994
• Number 1 ranking of 10 Malaysian Leading Companies 1996
• The Best Employer Award 1996
• He was conferred the title "Tan Sri" by the government of Malaysia on 6 June 1979 in recognition to the contribution he has made to the country.
• In 1978 Lim set up Yayasan Lim, a family foundation that donates regularly to educational and medical institutions, old folk's homes, various organizations for the physically handicapped and other charitable causes.
• 2008 G2E Asia Visionary Award


VIDEO CLIPS REF:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkqnH0pxDME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH06tWCso-o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcrFJnMNYHc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukO-lYf71T8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkqnH0pxDME&list=PLD3C24C964DF285CC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeAZ-w3_S5o



SOURCE/REFERENCE:

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Education/2013/06/16/Inspiring-fathers.aspx
http://www.g2easia.com/en/Show-Info/Highlights/Past-Winners-of-G2E-Asia-Visionary-Award/Biography-of-Mr-Tan-Sri-Lim-Goh-Tong/
http://www.genting.com/history/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Goh_Tong


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