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The Real Estate Investing Club
Why Invest in Industrial Real Estate? with Deren Huang (The Real Estate Investing Club #288)

The Real Estate Investing Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 21:10


Want to become financially free through real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookIn this episode of The Real Estate Investing Club I interview Deren Huang, Over the last 5 years, Deren has bought over 100 residential units in Tulsa, OK. He was so tired of the midnight calls, especially the one from the police, and has shifted his focus to commercial real estate, specifically industrial. Deren has been married for 7 years and has a 3-year-old and 1 year old.. Deren Huang is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart to both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Deren Huang? Reach out at www.DerenHuang.com.Enjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes.************************************************************************GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESSLEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-bookCONNECT -- Want to join one of the most active Facebook Groups for Real Estate Investors? Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2940993215976264PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at gabe@therealestateinvestingclub.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/GROW -- Want for us to bring you leads and run your real estate digital marketing? Reach out to our partner agency at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/off-market-lead-generation-servicesWATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshowMASTERY -- Want to learn how to master your life by mastering your health, wealth, relationships and spirit? Check out our sister podcast, Pursuing Greatness, at https://www.pursuinggreatnesspodcast.com************************************************************************ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUB SHOWThe Real Estate Investing Club is a podcast and YouTube show where real estate investing professionals share their best advice, greatest stories, and favorite tips as a real estate investor. Join us as we delve into every aspect of real estate investing - from self-storage, to mobile home parks, to single-family flips and rentals, to multifamily syndication!#realestateinvesting #passiveincome #realestateSupport the show

Design Future Now
FEED SWAP - Did I Do That? - The Surreal World with Lee-Sean Huang

Design Future Now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 54:10


While we are still on break from producing new content, we will continue cross-posting podcast episodes from the design community, and other audio content. Last month at the AIGA Design Conference, Lee-Sean Huang, AIGA's Director of Design Content and Learning and the producer of our podcasts, had the chance to hang out with Sean Schumacher and record an episode called “The Surreal World” for Sean's podcast which is called “Did I Do That?” “Did I Do That?” is a conversation-style podcast about doing design, making mistakes, and the fun we have along the way. https://www.dididothat.design/episode/the-surreal-world-with-lee-sean-huang --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aigadesign/message

The History of China
#244 - Ming 30: A Last Luminous Gloaming

The History of China

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 37:04


At 29, the weak and ineffectual Longqing Emperor take the Dragon Throne in 1567. But it won't be long before the curse of the House of Zhu strikes him down, leaving Great Ming to his 9-year-old son, Wanli. That means - of course - the government is in the hands of the court ministers and its all-powerful Grand Secretary, the ruthlessly conniving Zhang Juzheng. Time Period Covered: 1567-1582 CE Major Historical Figures: The Longqing Emperor (Zhu Zaihou) [r. 1567-1572] The Wanli Emperor (Zhu Yijun) [r. 1567-1620] Grand Secretary Xu Jie [1503-1583] Grand Secretary Gao Gong [1513-1578] Senior Grand Secretary Zhang Juzheng [1525-1582] Sources Cited: Huang, Ray. 1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty In Decline. Huang, Ray. “Lung-ch'ing and Wan-li Reigns” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part 1. Melvin, Shelia. “China's Reluctant Emperor” in The New York Times (11/07/2011). Miller, H. State Versus Gentry In Late Ming Dynasty China, 1572-1644. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Violin Podcast
45 - Sirena Huang - Indianapolis Competition 1st Prizewinner

Violin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 53:34


Indianapolis Competition winner Sirena Huang joins Eric Mrugala on the Violin Podcast to talk about her recent experience in the competition. Sirena also shares her violin tips and how she approaches her practice. Learn More about Sirena: https://www.sirenahuang.com Products mentioned in this episode: Henry Schradieck - https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-school-of-violin-technics-complete-sheet-music/19525943?aff_id=687531 Carl Flesh Scale System - https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/scale-system-sheet-music/97367?aff_id=687531 -- Website: https://violinpodcast.com Practice PDF Download - https://www.ericmrugala.com/downloadables Looking to build a website? Get 15% off your annual Bandzoogle subscription using promo code - https://bandzoogle.com/?pc=ericviolin Violins, Bows, Cases & Accessories - https://bit.ly/3cBfxmQ Sheet Music Deals - https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/?aff_id=687531 Violin YouTube Tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe_sdzIIWklYFtqNAybZaFq_JTUZIEaDO -- Follow us on Social Media! Facebook - https://facebook.com/violinpodcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/violinpodcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/violinpodcast YouTube - https://youtube.com/violinpodcast -- AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER Product links in this description may earn a commission. We only advertise products that we believe in. If you choose to purchase a product through one of our affiliate links, it is no extra cost to you, and it helps us out! -- About Violin Podcast The Violin Podcast is a new podcast that was created in early 2020 to be used as a resource for violinists all around the world to hear professionals in the violin world for practice tips, career advice, and adapting to an ever changing musical landscape. VP host and violinist Eric Mrugala interviews violinists from around the world discussing various topics such as practice tips, career advice, entrepreneurship, and more. The Violin Podcast aims to be more than a podcast. It's a community where we can engage in conversation about the violin, and how to navigate as a musician in the 21st century. Our mission is to bring violinists together and create a useful resource for violinists and musicians alike to help them make an impact in music. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/violin-podcast/support

10 min con Jesús - América Latina
Nadie lo ve, pero es eterno (22-11-22)

10 min con Jesús - América Latina

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 10:51


P. Federico (Guatemala)De las cosas de esta tierra no quedará piedra sobre piedra. Las cosas pasan, nosotros somos lo permanente cuando vivimos la vida de los hijos de Dios.

The Capital Stack
EPISODE 039 - Maximizing Value in Industrial Assets with Deren Huang

The Capital Stack

Play Episode Play 27 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 36:03


In this episode, we talk about the tips and strategies seasoned investors use to maximize returns in the industrial asset class. --About the guest:Over the last 5 years Deren has bought over 100 residential units in Tulsa, OK. He was so tired of the midnight calls, especially the one from the police, and has shifted his focus into commercial real estate, specifically industrial. Deren has been married for 7 years and has a 3-year-old and 1 year old.Connect with Deren: Deren's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derenhuang/Website: https://www.derenhuang.com/ Episode Highlights✔️ The benefits of investing in the industrial asset class✔️ Maximizing leads through local relationships and deal sourcing efforts✔️ Industrial property selection criteria & process✔️ How the age gap in the industrial space can spell opportunity for younger investors✔️ The categories of industrial real estate: (1) Warehouse & Distribution; (2) Manufacturing; (3) Flex-Space✔️ What is a triple-net lease?✔️ Value-add strategies in the industrial asset class --❓ WANT TO LEARN MORE?Apartment Syndication FAQ Reference Sheet

Did I Do That?: Making (Graphic) Design and Mistakes
The Surreal World (with Lee-Sean Huang)

Did I Do That?: Making (Graphic) Design and Mistakes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 52:55


Those tossed salads and scrambled eggs must be calling again, because Did I Do That? is in Seattle for the AIGA Design Conference! Lee-Sean Huang (Creative Director of Foossa and Director of Design Content & Learning at AIGA) joins Sean to talk dialup conspiracies, leveraging the combined might of the Center for Academic Precocity and the Cronkite School of Journalism to make a reality show, and what business people think about.You can find more about Lee-Sean at his website, leesean.net, or follow him nearly anywhere social by searching for the handle @leesean. You can find the Lee-Sean's podcasting work with the at anchor.fm/aigadesign, or by searching for "AIGA Design Podcasts" wherever you prefer your pod-based experiences are found. You can learn more about Foossa's work in service design, futurecasting, and more at foossa.com.This episode was recorded at the 2022 AIGA Design Conference in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, October 22, 2022.Like or follow the show at our website, dididothat.design! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

What's Up Twenties?
Episode 13: Fear ft. Annie Huang

What's Up Twenties?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


Everyone has an irrational fear or two, especially people in their twenties! Annie joins Alfonso in an honest and unfiltered conversation about their own fears--how it affects their day-to-day lives, how fear and happiness correlate, the positive impact of talking about fear out loud, and how we can face our fears head-on.

NüVoices
Becoming a Stand-up Comedian with He Huang

NüVoices

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 36:26


"Hello everyone, my name is He. It's spelled as H-E. Yes, it is my name, not my pronoun." Last month, Sydney-based comedian He Huang went viral with her 4-minute Australia's Got Talent audition. She joked about xenophobia, racism, and the pressure from family to settle down and get married. While these aren't unusual topics in the stand-up world, He's dead pan delivery and charisma won over viewers from just about every social media platform around the globe. We had the chance to talk to He about her career as a stand-up comic, her former life as a grad student in America studying public policy, and navigating sexism in the industry. He also discussed how she pokes at racial stereotypes with her work, clapping back at critics, performing in Western countries, and what her parents think about her stand-up. This episode was hosted by Megan Cattel. 

The Spice Rack
31: The Italian Stallion | King of Wrath by Ana Huang

The Spice Rack

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 41:30


Ana Huang wrote a new book, so we must read and review! King of Wrath is the first in her new Kings of Sin series, closely following the seven deadly sins. We need therapy and love angry book men, so Wrath was the perfect deadly sin to kick off this series. Dante is a hot, successful, dirty-talking Italian so you already know he's moving into the God Tier house.  Join us next week as we cover Happenstance by Tessa Bailey (pulse check on Sav). As always, follow along with us on Instagram and TikTok @spicerackpod 

Our True Colors
Social Justice on the Line: Talking Civil Rights with Joseph Huang-Racalto

Our True Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 34:53


What a fantastic episode I have for you this week! I am joined by Joe Huang-Racalto, a Civil Rights lobbyist, who works for organizations that defend people who are enslaved in labor and sex trafficking, abused children, minorities living with HIV/AIDS, and humane animal welfare.  He retired from Capitol Hill on June 1, 2017 as Chief of Staff.  During his Congressional career, he focused on civil rights for women and LGBT Americans.  He successfully led efforts to enact the Matthew Shepherd and James D. Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), and the reversal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.  Additionally, he worked with his colleagues to successfully block cuts to Title IX.  ***Warning***This episode includes sensitive discussions of topics, such as suicide and other topics, which may be difficult for some listeners.If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show.Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support that goes beyond compliance!References and Resources:Barney FrankWho is protected from employment discrimination?GOP lawmakers push historic wave of bills targeting rights of LGBTQ teens, children and their familiesJustice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedentsSupreme Court Dobbs DecisionChild Welfare League of AmericaWhat is Kinship Care?The (Only) 5 Fears We All Share

Dishin' Days - A Days Of Our Lives Podcast
Day of Days 2022 Interview Stacy Haiduk & Tina Huang

Dishin' Days - A Days Of Our Lives Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 7:23


Justin Lee Hareld from Dishin Days interviews Stacy Heiduk (Kristin/Susan), and Tina Huang (Melinda Trask) at Day of Days 2022. Their take on playing villains, would their characters ever team up, and a revealing game of “Who's Most Likely”.Follow Dishin' Days:Instagram: @dishindaysTwitter: @dishindaysFacebook: Dishin' DaysMerch: www.dishindays.threadless.com

Plan A Konversations
Part I: The Spirituality of Business, Serena H. Huang, PhD, Global Head of People Analytics, Visualization + HR Technology, PayPal

Plan A Konversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 34:00


Part I: 'The Spirituality of Business,' featuring Serena H. Huang, PhD, Global Head of People Analytics, Visualization + HR Technology, PayPalAbout SerenaDr. Serena Huang is a thought leader and professional keynote speaker in people analytics, HR technology, future of work, ethical AI, employee experience, and mental health. She brings deep analytics expertise and HR strategy experience spanning large multinationals including PayPal, GE, Kraft Heinz, Koch Industries, and Deloitte. Dr. Huang regularly guest lectures at top MBA programs including Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas. She is a LinkedIn Learning instructor of the newly released course “The Data Science of Using People Analytics” and a LinkedIn influencer in the highly-selective LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program focused on Innovation and Technology. Her monthly newsletter “From Data to Action” already has thousands of subscribers and is repeated showcased as one of the “Best People Analytics Articles”. Featured in Profile Magazine as one of the Women in Tech Code Breakers, Dr. Huang is passionate about helping business leaders see data as an asset in large organizations and optimize talent decisions. Follow her on LinkedIn today for more conversations. Connect with Dr. Huang: LinkedIn Profile + Newsletter.Thank you for listening to 'The Spirituality of Business' 3-Part limited series on Plan A Konversations! Share your thoughts and follow Klay on your favorite social media: @PlanAwithKlay and use the hashtag #PlanA101​​​. Want more Plan A? Subscribe to Klay's website: KlaySWilliams.com.If you've been motivated, inspired and called to action by this podcast, please consider contributing with the link provided below.Support the showSupport the show

City Club of Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Chicago Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett

City Club of Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


November 14, 2022 Jennie Huang Bennett – Chief Financial Officer – City of Chicago City Club event description: Jennie Huang Bennett Jennie Huang Bennett serves as the City of Chicago's Chief Financial Officer. Previously the Chief Financial Officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Ms. Bennett has extensive experience in managing financial turnarounds, driving cost efficiencies, […]

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp
S3E69 The Two Kens: The Midterms, Democracy and the Red (Ripple) Wave

The Beached White Male Podcast with Ken Kemp

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 45:23


Ken Fong and Ken Kemp reconvene for a morning after review of the mid-term elections. The predicted "Red Wave," touted by the former President and his political imitators, failed to materialize - more like a ripple. On his podcast, Asian America the Ken Fong Podcast, Fong interviewed  Christopher Huang, a professional photographer, and Hollywood blogger. Huang has written about race in Hollywood cinema in his commentary on Disney's soon-to-be-released remake of "The Little Mermaid," featuring a young woman of color as Ariel. The dominance of whiteness in the movie industry mirrors the "whiteness" at work in the Republican party, championed by the newly elected Governor of Florida, now with Presidential ambitions. Rather than a gracious acceptance speech, Ron DeSantis poured fuel on the culture wars, declaring his primary target: "Wokism" which, he claims, is "destroying America." The two Kens discuss how the fierce battle for control of both the House and the Senate have shown surprising strength from Democratic candidates (like Raphael Wornack, and John Fetterman) and the diminishment of Donald Trump and those Trumpian candidates (like Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker). They are keeping their eyes on Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia. SHOW NOTESBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/beachedwhitemaleSupport the show

Buying Online Businesses Podcast
Creating Content Google Can Not Ignore with Bernard Huang

Buying Online Businesses Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 55:28


With so many criteria for creating good content that can land on the top of the SERP, many online business owners are left confused. They don't know what should come first, what are the effective strategies for SEO and what are the DONT's which can affect their rankings.  In this amazing episode, my special guest Bernard Huang came over to the show to unravel the SEO techniques that Google can't ignore.  Bernard is the co-founder of Clearscope, the leading SEO content optimization platform. Before that, he started an SEO consulting agency, was part of the 500 Startups distribution team, and flipped his own website (Twitchmetrics). Bernard and I have talked about selling an online business, topical authority content, and high search intent content and keywords. What are the Black hat SEO strategies you shouldn't try? We also dive into Google's helpful content update - what is it and how are sites affected or not affected? How you can create better product reviews that build EAT and gets you more traffic? The relevance of backlinks now and how important or unimportant they may be in the future. Ultimately, Bernard will share how to do an A/B test for your content and SEO. And how Clearscope can help bloggers build quality editorial content. If you're looking to maximize your traffic and earnings in your blog, you shouldn't ignore this episode!     Episode Highlights 03:58 Why Bernard flipped his website business - Twitchmetrics? 07:20 How to monetize a website? 10:00 How to prep a business for sale? 14:40 The value of understanding the search intent for growing the site's traffic 19:20 Different keyword strategies & search intent perspective 35:33 What is Google's helpful content update? 48:37 Why Clearscope came to exist? 54:27 Where can you find Bernard? About The Guest Bernard Huang is the co-founder of Clearscope, the leading SEO content optimization platform. Before that, he started an SEO consulting agency, was part of the 500 Startups distribution team, and flipped his own website (Twitchmetrics). Resource Links ➥ Buying Online Businesses Website (https://buyingonlinebusinesses.com)  ➥ Download the Due Diligence Framework  (https://buyingonlinebusinesses.com/freeresources/) ➥ Visit Niche Website Builders and get EXCLUSIVE OFFERS here as a BOB listener (https://bit.ly/3BusZE3) Connect with Bernard Huang ➥ https://twitter.com/bernardjhuang ➥  https://www.youtube.com/c/clearscope ➥ https://twitter.com/clearscope  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Two Smart Assets
Investing in Industrial Real Estate with Deren Huang

Two Smart Assets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 25:22


Join your host, Daniel Nickles, and guest, Deren Huang, as they talk about industrial real estate investing. Deren built his portfolio to 100 residential units in Tulsa, Oklahoma but became tired of the Midnight calls, especially from the police. So he has shifted his focus to commercial real estate, specifically the industrial sector. Daren shares that aside from being the largest class asset, the other best thing about Industrial real estate is the triple net leases which are advantageous not only to the owner but also to the tenant. He also discusses creative financing techniques, eCommerce, and Tulsa's current market state. So tune in to learn more about industrial real estate and enjoy! Outline of the episode: His first investor client changed his life How he got to 100 units in his portfolio in Tulsa What is industrial real estate? What are the different types of industrial real estate? What is it about Tulsa that makes the industrial estate so attractive? Rising interest rates and their impact on industrial real estate About Deren Huang: Deren's first real estate investment was by accident. He bought a townhouse and rented it out to roommates in college. Fast forward to now, he has over 100 units under management and is aggressively investing in industrial real estate.   Connect with Deren Huang here: Website:           https://www.derenhuang.com/   Catch The Two Smart Assets Real Estate Investing Podcast here: https://twosmartassets.com/   Catch Daniel Nickles and get a copy of the Passive Investors Handbook here: https://upstreaminvestor.com/

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
What you need to know about mononucleosis

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


Dr. Evelyn Huang, a doctor in emergency medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, joins Lisa Dent to explain important facts and statistics you should know about mononucleosis, which is commonly know as the “kissing disease.” Dr. Huang also discusses the causes and risk factors of mononucleosis. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. […]

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.21 Fall and Rise of China: Second Opium War #3: Battles for the Taku Forts

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 46:03


Last time we spoke the reluctant Lord Elgin took up the job as the new emissary to China. Alongside his french counterpart Baron Gross, both men would overlook their military coalitions expedition in China to force the Qing emperor to abide by their treaty and some new demands. They began with a bombardment and occupation of the grand city of Canton and then Ye Mingchen was hunted down and arrested. Ye was replaced with a puppet named Pih-Kwei who would be nominally controlled by the European forces. Now the coalition would fight their way to Beijing to force an audience with Emperor Xianfeng, but something lied in their way, the famous Taku forts at the mouth of the Bei He River. Could the coalition fight past these legendary forts and strangle Beijing  enough to get their demands met?   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more  so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. #21 This episode is Part 3 of the Second Opium War: battles for the Taku Forts At high tide the Taku Forts were surrounded by water, the Bei He River became something like a natural moat. The entrance to the Bei He River was 200 yards in width, forcing the British and French warships into a bottleneck gauntlet with each shore holding 137 pieces of antiquated artillery. When the invaders arrived, the Qing forces quickly went to work creating earthwork walls with sandbags to bolster the defenses. The Qing forces presumed the European gunboats hulls were too deep and thus they would not risk entering the river until it was very high tide to avoid going aground. That presumption was a grave error as Seymour and Rigault were willing to risk it and mounted a surprise attack at 10am on May 20th. Elgin made one last ditch effort to get Tan to surrender peacefully, but Tan did not even bother to respond to Elgins message. Now in a similar fashion to the first opium war, as you might remember a large problem for the Qing was their outdated artillery. Their cannons were usually immobile, unable to aim at all degrees and angles. The Taku Fort cannons were aimed in such a way to hit warships at high tide, but the British-French force was going to attack during low tide. Alongside the Taku Forts cannons another defensive obstacle was a 7 inch thick boom made out of bamboo. The Europeans opened fire unleashed pure hell upon the forts and when the forts unleashed their own volley, literally all of their shots went over the European masts. To add insult to injury, the British sacrificed one of their ships, the Coromandel to ram into the boom which broke with ease. The Coromandal received a nasty gash in her hull, but the job had been done. As pieces of the boom floated away, the rest of the European armada began to steam through the gap while the Qing helplessly fired their cannons straight over their masts. The French ships Mitraille and Fusee alongside the British Cormorant fired upon 2 of the Taku Forts on the left bank while the French Avalance, Dragonne and British Nimrod fired upon the 3 forts on the right. The Chinese manning Gingalls had much better luck than the cannons, though it also came at the price of making the Europeans laugh watching men fall over from firing each shot. However not all was funny as Gingalls could be properly aimed unlike the cannons and managed to kill 5 British and 6 French while wounding another 61. Then tragedy happened when a gunpowder cache in one of the Taku forts accidentally exploded killing 100 Chinese. Alongside the invaders maelstrom of gunfire and the defenders despair at the futility of their cannons many began to panic. Even before many of the British and French forces began to land ashore, countless Qing forces were deserting the earthen parapet en masse. In desperation seeing his men flee, the Qing commander launched 50 fireboats stuffed with straw at the barbarian ships, only to see the fireships crash into the bank at the bend in the river. Not a single fireship was able to cause damage to the invaders. With the last ditch effort a complete failure, the commander of the Taku Forts went to the Temple of the Sea God and slashed his jugular vein with his sword killing himself.  The Viceroy of Zhili province was banished to the desolate border territory with Russia in the north. As he packed his bags, Emperor Xianfeng condemned the Viceroy's mismanagement of the Taku Fort defense as being “without plan or resource”. Elgin after witnessing the victory over the Taku Forts had a really interesting thing to say “Twenty-four determined men with revolvers, and a sufficient number of cartridges, might walk through China from one end to another.”  Back home in Britain Elgin was being praised and was rewarded likewise with carte blanche for all further military actions and negotiations. The new Prime Minister, Lord Derby, haha looks like those grand speeches worked out for him, well he sent Elgin a congratulatory dispatch “giving me latitude to do anything I choose, if only I will finish the affair.” The very same man who condemned British imperialism the year prior was now a warhawk. Lord Malmesbury became the new foreign minister replacing Lord Clarendon. Back in China, the European gunboats made their way up the Bei He River triumphantly towards the next Qing stronghold, Tianjin. Tianjin was around 30 miles away from Beijing. The 3 Plenipotentiaries stayed further behind at the Taku Forts for their own safety as Seymour and Rigault took the lead. As they steamed up the Bei He River, both the Fusee and Cormorant ran aground numerous time, but the Europeans found some very unlikely allies to help, the local Chinese. Turns out a lot of the populace absolutely hated their Manchu overlords and volunteered their tugboats free of charge to help the Europeans. Apparently when the Europeans tried to pay them many refused if it is to be believed.  On June 4th the European armada arrived at Tianjin without any resistance along the way. The Qing defenders at Tianjin morale was so low they were at the point of surrender. There was also a rumor spreading around that Emperor Xianfeng had been overthrown and replaced by a new dynasty who was willing to simply sign a new treaty with the Europeans. Seymour and Rigault advised Elgin he should stay at the Taku Forts for security, but he disregarded this and came up to the war party on May 26th. Elgin wrote in his diary as he made his way up the river. “Through the night watches, when no Chinaman moves, when the junks cast anchor, we laboured on, cutting ruthlessly and recklessly through that glancing and startled river which, until the last few weeks, no stranger keel had ever furrowed. Whose work are we engaged in, when we burst thus with hideous violence and brutal energy into these darkest and most mysterious recesses of the traditions of the past? I wish I could answer that question in a manner satisfactory to myself. At the same time there is certainly not much to regret in the old civilisation which we are thus scattering to the winds. A dense population, timorous and pauperised, such would seem to be its chief product. “ The Plenipotentiaries were quite surprised when they were met outside Tianjin by a detachment of local Qing officials and merchants who came looking for opium. Yes these were those types of middle men folks who were used to bribes and the lucrative business of moving opium. Despite the rumors, Emperor Xianfeng had not been overthrown, but he was willing to negotiate with the Europeans. Emperor Xianfeng sent commissioners to Tianjin in the hope of stopping the European advance to Beijing. Meanwhile with Tianjin not putting up a fight, Elgin wrote in his diary “[I have] complete military command of the capital of China, without having broken off relations with the neutral powers, and without having interrupted, for a single day, our trade at the different ports of the Empire.” The Europeans were treated with the utmost respect and the lavish temple known as the Supreme Felicity was used as headquarters for the Europeans. The Europeans transformed the temple by creating a bowling alley, they used its myriad of altars for washbasins and placed vanity mirrors in front of statues of the gods. This cultural vandalized would be an appetizer for events in the future. Two emissaries were sent by Emperor Xianfeng, both were commissioners, the first was the 74 year old Guiliang, a senior military officer. The other was a 53 year old Mongolian military officer. They met with the Europeans at the Temple of Oceanic Influences southwest of Tianjin. Elgin arrived on June 4th alongside 50 Royal marines and a band from the warship Calcutta to add some muscle.  The first meeting went…terribly. The commissioners had the authority to negotiate, but lacked carte blanche to finalize any deal. Elgin stormed out of the first meeting, completely blowing off this lavish buffet the Qing had set for the party to celebrate the new peace treaty. Elgin was well known to be courtes, but after spending 6 months in China had quickly learnt the only way to get Qing officials to act was to show some bravado. Elgin even wrote to his wife at the time “I have made up my mind, disgusting as the part is to me, to act the role of the ‘uncontrollably fierce barbarian.'” As Elgin stomped his feet walking off he made a threat that he would soon march upon Beijing, even though in truth the Europeans did not have the land forces to do so. Elgin left his brother to continue negotiations, Lord Frederick Bruce. One of Fredericks interpreters, Horatio Lay decided it was a good idea to use some Sturm und Drang and began to literally scream at the Qing commissioners whenever they talked about clauses in the new treaty. Lay even threatened to lay waste to Beijing and would slap the Emperor himself, this guy had some balls. Lay's abuse of the two commissioners became so bad, the men went around his head to speak to Putiatin and the American envoy William Reed. Reed sent a letter to Elgin asking him to help rein in the tyrannical Lay, but Elgin ignored the letter, wow. Putiatin asked Gros whom he knew had grown very close to Elgin, to intercede, but Gros declined to do so as he feared it would alienate his friendship to Elgin. The Qing then resorted to bribery, they tried to give Lay a horse, but Lay did not change his aggressive stance.  The negotiations were taking very long, it was the typical Chinese strategy of procrastination. Elgin was becoming livid and wrote in his diary about Reed and Putiatin “These sneaking scoundrels do what they can to thwart me and then while affecting to support the Chinese act as their own worst enemies.” Elgin also felt British parliament had failed to back him up. Elgin received a letter from the new Foriegn minister Lord Malmesbury on April the 9th, berating him for not concluding the peace treaty in due time. “A Cabinet has been held today and it is our anxious wish to see this Chinese business settled if it can be done without loss of honour and commercial interests as at present enjoyed. Our reputation is sufficiently vindicated at Canton and we do not look at the chance of a war with the Chinese Empire without much apprehension. I trust therefore that you will not engage us in a contest of this sort if you can possibly avoid it.” The negotiations over the terms of the new treaty stretched for 3 weeks and the Qing were rejecting two clauses the British absolutely wanted: free passage throughout China and for a permanent British and French embassy at the Qing imperial court. The two commissioners stated that accepting either of these would cost the men their lives. Gros and Putiatin began arguing that the permanent embassy point was not critical as long as their ministers had access to Beijing in some form. After much arguing the commissioners conceded to the two points and thus the Treaty of Tianjin was formed. The Europeans made sure to add a clause they henceforth they would no longer be called barbarians in official communications and treaties, though it should be noted the term used by the Chinese literally just meant “those who don't speak Chinese”.  The Treaty of Tianjin opened new ports for trade: Tianjin, Hangzhou and Nanjing. It should be noted the Qing were all too happy to toss Nanjing into the treaty as the Taiping were occupying it as their own capital. Perhaps if they were lucky, the Europeans would go to Nanjing, run into some trouble and attack the Taiping for them! Baron Gros raised concerns over the clauses as he argued Britain would have to bear even more military might to enforce the treaty. As Gros pointed out to Elgin, the Confucious principle, a promise made under duress does not need to be kept. Another item on the treaty clauses was the payment of 2 million taels of silver to Britain for the damage to their factories at Canton and another 2 million in general reparation. The French were to receive 2 million taels as well. Now the warnings Gros made concerned Elgin and he was having second thoughts. One major concern was the idea of extracting he enormous sums of money from what seemed to be an Empire on the verge of Bankruptcy. Elgin wrote back to the foreign minister, concerned that extracting the large sums of money would lead to the toppling of the Manchu rule “Everything we saw around us indicated the penury of the Treasury. To despair, by putting forward pecuniary claims which it could satisfy only by measures that would increase its unpopularity and extend the area of rebellion.” Elgin ended by saying the humiliating treaty would be a large beacon for the Taiping Rebels. William Reed recommended legalizing opium as a clause, arguing the tax revenue from it would benefit the Qing Empire. The British wanted a tariff of only 30 taels and the Cohong merchants supported this. Jardine & Matheson & co released a statement “The use of opium is not a curse, but a comfort and benefit to the hard-working Chinese.” Boy you can't get any more gross than that one. The French for their part performed a study of the opium problem in China. Baron Gros found that users who smoked upto 8 pipes per day had a life expectancy of only 6 years. Casual consumers could expect around 20 years after starting to smoke it, many died around the age of 50 or so. Opium addicts were found to be spending 2/3 ‘s of their income to feed their addiction. The Russians and Americans agreed with the French that the opium trade was horrible. The French however have little to nothing to say about another form of trade they took part in with China, the “pig trade”, that being the enslavement of coolies. Now you have to hear this one, this is so symbolic of the event as a whole. The translator for the treaty took forever because he was an opium addict. You just can't make this stuff up folks. The Russians agreed to the terms first on June 18th Putiantian signed off, making Elgin feel betrayed and abandoned because he still had qualms. What was really important to Russia was the border they shared with the Qing, it had been a source of much conflict. Thus Russia settled with a visiting ambassador to Beijing with no permanent status. Christianity received a formal toleration and the Russians got access to 2 more ports on Taiwan and Hainan. Five days later the Americans signed off on a similar agreement to the Russians. Both the Americans and Russians made sure to include the most favored nations clause in their treaties, which meant that whatever further concessions went to the British and French, they too would enjoy them. Thus the 2 nations who brought zero military aid and did basically nothing reaped the same benefits as the 2 nations shouldering everything, ain't that nice? Putiatin sent Elgin and Gros a copy of Russia's treaty urging them not to topple the manchu rule with too many humiliating concessions. Reed made a similar appeal. Gros reached an agreement on june 23rd and did not hesitate to sign the treaty because he did not want to undercut Elgin's negotiators, preferring to let them finish the job. The French also sought much less than Britain from the Chinese. A week after and the British had still not come to an agreement, Gros became impatient and sent Elgin a letter, that if the British did not sign soon the French would simply sail off. The British were stuck on two key issue; to have a permanent ambassador in Beijing and freedom to travel anywhere in China. The Chinese commissioners desperately sought the aid of Gros and Putiatin, indicating to them the Emperor was going to have them killed if they agreed to the two clauses. Elgin threatened to march on Beijing and it seems the commissioners were forced to give in. On June 26th the British Treaty of Tianjin was ratified. The Chinese would pay 5 million in war reparations, Christian missionaries would be allowed to work unhindered throughout China and 11 ports would be opened for trade. Taxes on imported goods would be set on a follow up meeting at Shanghai, and there 5% was agreed upon. Taxables goods would be silk, brocades and of course opium. The taxation agreement basically made opium legal in China, but without bringing the subject up. The Commissioners signed the treaty, but when they got back to Beijing, take a wild guess, the Emperor rejected the humiliating terms. Now Elgin failed to bring up the issue of the opium trade and its official legalization as were his instructions from Clarendon. Elgin probably felt since Clarendon lost his position he no longer had to respect the order. Clarendons successor Lord Malmesbury did not give a similar order. On July 3rd, 400 men and a naval band serenaded Elgin signing the Treaty of Tianjin at the Temple of Oceanic Influences under some paper lanterns. And despite the fact the commissioners, as they said it, were soon to be beheaded, they invited Elgin to a lavish dinner at the temple after the signing. At the dinner one of the commissioners, Hua Shan gave Elgin copies of some famous poetry. The next day, Baron Gross signed the French treaty but cheekily added some new demands that the commissioners were forced to abide by. He demanded the release of all Chinese christians imprisoned for their faith. Gros sent a triumphant report back home stating “Je suis heureux de pouvoir annoncer aujord-hui à Votre Excellence que la Chine s'ouvre enfin au Christianisme, source réelle de toute civilisation, et au commerce et à l'industrie des nations occidentales.” (“I am happy to be able to announce today to Your Excellence that China has at last opened itself to Christianity, the real source of all civilization, and to trade and the manufactures of the nations of the West.)” Back in Britain Elgins triumph was met with mixed reviews, though most were favorable. Elgins private secretary Laurence Oliphant, noted the impressive cost/benefit ratio of the casualties in his 1860 account of the campaign, ‘Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan': “Hostilities with the Empire of China had terminated with a loss to the British arms of about twenty men killed in action...and a treaty had been signed far more intensive in its scope, and more subversive of imperial prejudices than that concluded fifteen years before, after a bloody and expensive war, which had been protracted over a period of two years.” Karl Marx, yes the Karl Marx, was working at the time as the European correspondent of the New York Tribune wrote a letter to his writing partner Friedrich Engels on some thoughts towards the conflict  “The present Anglo-Chinese Treaty which in my opinion was worked out by Palmerston in conjunction with the Petersburg Cabinet and given to Lord Elgin to take with him on his journey is a mockery from beginning to end.” Karl Marx would have a lot more to say about the Taiping Rebellion, which is quite interesting given the rebellion is considered a proto marxist one. Elgin himself was quite depressed over the ordeal, he wrote this in his diary “I have an instinct in me which loves righteousness and hates iniquity and all this keeps me in a perpetual boil. Though I have been forced to act almost brutally I am China's friend in almost all this.” To try and raise the celebration somewhat, Elgin decided to take 5 ships up the Yangtze River as a demonstration of Britain's naval power and to discourage the Chinese from going back on the new treaty. However news of some raids against Canton forced him to pull be short. The new Viceroy of Canton named Huang had incited a rebellion rallying Canton residents to quote “Go forth in your myriads, then, and take vengeance on the enemies of your Sovereign, imbued with public spirit and fertile in expedients.” In July a group of Cantonese got their hands on some artillery and began to shell the British resident at Whampoa. The Cantonese mob followed this up by performing a raid after they heard about the humiliating terms of the treaty of Tianjin. During a short conference in Shanghai, Elgin demanded Viceroy Huang be removed. On top of the Canton problem, the two commissioners, Guiling and Hua Shan had reneged on the treaty clauses about allowing British ambassadors in Beijing. They sent a letter to Elgin stating that had agreed to such clauses under duress and suggested that future British ambassadors visit Beijing from time to time as diplomatic business warranted. They argued that because of large scale xenophobia in Beijing, they feared for the lives of any British dwelling there. Then 4 days later they added another excuse; they said that to allow British ambassadors to live in Beijing would generate fear and a loss of respect for the Qing government. Such further humiliation might very well topple the Manchu and allow the Taiping to take over. Elgin was somewhat swayed by the Taiping excuse and said he would pass their message onto his foreign officer. Elgin was also in a tough position as the fact a rebellion was occurring in Canton made it seem clear that guaranteeing the safety of British ambassadors in Beijing would not be an easy task. The French concurred with Elgin, that to have ambassadors in Beijing would be dangerous now. In the meantime Elgin had set up a 2 month survey of the Yangtze River using 2 gunboats to demonstrate Britains new right of travel throughout China. The idea had been to see if the local Chinese would obey the treaty clauses. Elgins tour wound up going past the Taiping capital of Nanjing and it is alleged a single cannon perched on a Nanjing wall fired upon Elgin's ships. Elgin's reprisal was pretty brutal, he sent a volley knocking out the Taiping cannon then ordered a 99 minute naval bombardment of Nanjing before sailing on. Eglin had planned to finish the trip by meeting with the Emperor and giving him a letter from Queen Victoria, but the worsening of the Canton situation forced him to pull back south. In February of 1859 Cantonese rebels ambushed and massacred 700 British marines around the countryside of Canton. In retaliation, General van Straubenzee, the military commander of 3000 troops in Canton, hunted down the headquarters of the rebels which they found at Shektsing a few miles south of the city and completely annihilated all those there and razed everything to the ground. The destruction of the rebel camp seems to have worked quite well as suddenly the Emperor sent word to ratify the treaty of Tianjin's clauses and had Huang removed from power and demanded the rebels disband. While Elgin dealt with the renewed China problem, his brother Frederick Bruce returned to Britain with the signed Treaty of Tianjin. Lord Malmesbury rewarded Bruce by naming him the first ambassador to China, a post Elgin would have received, but he was too wary of the post given the circumstances now. Elgin left China in March of 1859, taking the chance to link up and meet his brother in Sri Lanka in April as Bruce was on his way back to China. Now Bruce was not lets say, as great as his brother. He had recently been the Lt-governor of Newfoundland, then the Colonial secretary of Hong Kong. In all honestly a lot of his appointments were merely a result of him being Elgin's brother. But Bruce did have working knowledge of Chinese customs. Bruce arrived back at the mouth of the Bei He River on June 18th of 1859 alongside a force of 16 warships. Admiral Seymour had returned to London and was replaced by Rear-admiral James Hope. Unfortunately it seems Hope was even more racist and hated the Chinese more than Seymour. 3 days later the new American ambassador showed up John E Ward aboard a steamer, the Powhatan. The French representative, Anton de Bourbelon brought 2 warships with him as the French fleet had remained close by in Indo-China. Now Emperor Xianfeng wanted above all else to keep the Europeans the hell out of Beijing. The Emperor suggested right away that they ratify the new treaty at Shanghai, but all 3 of the European powers declined this. Many of the Emperors close advisors wanted to resist the foreigners taking up residence in Beijing. Some of these high ranking officials gave orders for 3 large bamboo booms, 3 feet thick to be strung across the Bei He river to block the foreigners advance. It looked like war was back on the menu and in a vain attempt Bruce tried writing a letter to Beijing politely asking the booms be removed. Well Bruce got no reply and this prompted Admiral Hope to ask permission to blow the booms apart. On June 21st, Hope sent captain Willes aboard a steamer to break through the first boom which went successfully, but the other 2 proved unbreakable. The British tried using some gunpowder but it just couldn't do the job, then to add insult to injury during the night the Qing repaired the first boom.  On June 25th Bruce received a letter from the Viceroy of Zhili, Heng Fu. Heng suggested the ambassadors lodge at Beitang, around 8 miles north of Beijing, basically it was a face saving gesture. The British however were armed to the teeth and had just undergone 3 annoying and long years of negotiations and war and had no patience. Bruce told Admiral Hope to attack the booms again. That afternoon Hope took his flagship Plover and attempted ramming the boom, but this time hit ship was stopped cold. The Qing had learnt a lesson from the previous conflict and this time had made the 2nd and 3rd booms out of full sized tree trunks sling together with heavy chains. As the Plover staled and the other European gunships had to stop just before it, all of a sudden the forts portholes were cast aside to reveal a full complement of 40 cannons and they opened fire. The first salvo took the head right off Plovers bow gunner and 3 other sailors fell wounded. For 3 hours Plover was pulverized. Hope unwisely stood on his deck wearing a gold braid basically showing the Chinese he was a high ranking official. A Qing sharpshooter landed a shot hitting Hope in his thigh. Hope fell on deck and was bound up by a surgeon as the Qing retaliated. For a rather surprising change, the Qing cannons, though still immobile were better aimed and managed to blow Hope's second in command and 8 other sailors to pieces, 22 others were wounded. Plovers hull eventually burst sinking the ship into the mud and this would lead to the deaths of countless crew. Hope believe it or not got up and rowed over to another ship, the Opossum and began standing on its deck in plain sight. Because of his thigh wound he had to hold onto a railing to hold himself upright and that said railing was hit by a Qing cannonball. The railing collapsed and Hope fell breaking several ribs, ouch. This prompted him to turn command over to Captain Shadwell. The Qing volleys managed to disable 5 of the invaders frontal gunships prompting Bruce to order 7 more which were 8 miles away to come forward and replace the damaged ones. By the evening, 5 British warships had been immobilized and 2 had run aground and one was a sitting duck for fort cannons.  The fort guns went silent in the early evening and the British officers took it to mean that the forts garrisons had fled like they had in the previous year. The landing parties surged ahead as planned and that was when disaster struck again. It turned out to be a ruse to entice the landing parties to storm the beach. The landing party soon found out to their horror 2 trenches were dug in front of the walls, filled with water and mud and some large iron spikes behind them. That was bad, but immediately when the marines got off their barges the muddy banks seized their feet leaving them helpless as the forts unleashed carnage upon them. Those lucky enough to make it to the trenches found the muddy water was too thick to swim. Many men in despair clambered beside the base of a fort wall to escape the trenches and gunfire. The Qing began setting off fireworks to illuminate the trapped marines as they fired upon them. Although America said it would remain neutral, Commodore Josiah Tattnall aboard the USS Powhatan was trying to get past the booms as well when he ran into the conflict. Tattnal was a veteran of the war of 1812 and like pretty much any American at the time disliked the British. Tattnal received word that Hope had been shot and upon witnessing the horror show he suddenly cast neutrality to the wind. Tattnal was from Georgia, a loyal southerner with a lets say, strong sense of racial pride…yeah we will call it that. Whatever hate he held for the British was cast aside as he suddenly screamed out “blood is thicker than water, I'd be damned if I stood by and watched white men butchered before my eyes!”. Tattnals charge forward hardly turned the tide of battle, it amount mostly to him towing more British marines forward to their horrific death. Some of his men grabbed and operated some British guns firing at the fort while Tattnall personally tended to Hope. A single american died and the breach of neutrality could have caused a catastrophe, but one thing it did do was set a new tone for British-American friendship. As the London times wrote “Whatever may be the result of the fight, England will never forget the day when the deeds and words of kindly Americans sustained and comforted her stricken warriors on the waters of the Bei He.” Around 7pm, as the Qing set off fireworks to illuminate the area, Captain Shadwell with 50 royal marines and French seamen led by the French commander Tricault landed on some muddy flats outside one of the Taku forts. They clamored through knee deep mud as the defenders rained Gingall fire down upon them at short range. The British-Franco force found themselves literally stuck in the mud, unable to use their wall scaling ladders to get over the fort. Shadwell sent word back to his superior that he and his men were pinned down and requested reinforcements to storm the Taku walls. There was no more fighting men available however, he was eventually order to limp back to the ships. The British and French suffered high casualties. Shadwell was wounded, Tricault was dead, and of the 1000 men who took part in the battle around half were killed or wounded, 29 of them officers. Many men dragged themselves or limped through mud to get back to their ships. A lot of these men were veterans of the Crimean war and had never tasted such defeat. One veteran of the battle of Balaclava said he would rather have relived that battle three times over than suffer the Taku Forts again. The gunboats, Lee, Plover and Cormorant were disabled, the Kestrel sank.  Admiral Hope sent a dispatch to the Admiralty showing his shock at how the Qing performed “Had the opposition they expected been that as usual in Chinese warfare, there is little doubt that the place would have been successfully carried at the point of the bayonet.” To try and save face, Bruce reported back to Britain that the sudden military prowess of the Qing forces at the Taku forts was because Russians were helping them. He alleged based on eyewitness testimony that some men in fur hats and European dress had been seen directing operations atop a Taku fort, it was mere bullshit. The real reason for the Qing victory was because of Prince Senggelinqin. Senggelinqin was a mongol cavalry commander that had helped the Qing crush a large army of Taiping rebels. He was a member of the Borjigin clan and the 26th generation descendant of Qasar, a brother to Genghis Khan. He led Qing forces to smash the Taiping during the Northern Expedition in the southern suburbs of Tianjin. When the Second Opium War broke out he was appointed Imperial commissioner in charge of the defense of Tianjin. Seng rejoiced in his well earned victory. He wrote back to the emperor acknowledging the British and French might return with more ships, but asserted confidently he would thrash them again and again “the pride and vainglory of the barbarians, already under severe trial, will immediately disappear. When that happens, China can then enjoy some decades of peace. The barbarians, already somewhat disillusioned and repentant, may lend themselves to persuasion and be brought under control. If they of their own accord should wholeheartedly become obedient, then peace would be secure and permanent.” The Emperor responded with caution “the foreigners may harbor secret designs and hide themselves around nearby islands, waiting for the arrival of more soldiers and ships for a surprise attack in the night or in a storm” Emperor Xianfeng still shared a sense of relief and expressed hope the foreigners needs for Chinese goods would mean that they could sort out their problems in Shanghai and that there would be no need for ambassadors in Beijing nor new treaties. Seng also pointed out during the battle the Americans got involved. “Although the starting of hostilities was by the English barbarians, France and America's cooperation in the melee is also inescapable.” Seng based his claim off intelligence extracted from a Canadian POW named John Powers. John claimed to be a neutral American in an attempt to escape imprisonment. The Chinese did not free him and instead used him as proof the Americans had abandoned neutrality. Seng much like most Chinese at the time were weak on Western Geography and assumed Canada was part of the United States, sad Canadian noises. At one point an American missionary who spoke Chinese tried to explain to Seng the difference between English and French Canada and the United States, Seng described the experience in a letter to the Qing imperial court. “[The missionary] stated that America contained Englishmen and Frenchmen, and when there was fighting, the flag was the only criterion.” Eventually John was released after a month, the Qing simply did not want to add America to a list of growing enemies. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me.  The battle for the Taku Fort was an absolute catastrophe resulting in humiliation for the Europeans for once. Prince Seng had a grand victory, perhaps now the foreign barbarians would learn their lesson and stop their war. Or perhaps the Europeans would like their wounds and come right back.  

The Social-Engineer Podcast
Ep. 185 - Nonverbals, Neuroception and understanding Intent with Chris Hadnagy and Dr. Abbie Marono

The Social-Engineer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 63:10


Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.     In today's episode, Chris and Abbie are not just going to talk about nonverbal communication at an observational level, but lay the ground work for a deeper understanding of nonverbals. Not just what certain behaviors tell us but WHY they tell us this, and where nonverbal communication originated from! [Nov 07, 2022]    00:00 – Intro  00:17 – Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro  01:10 – Intro Links  Social-Engineer.com Managed Voice Phishing Managed Email Phishing  Adversarial Simulations  Social-Engineer channel on SLACK  CLUTCH  innocentlivesfoundation.org  04:01 – The topic of the day: Nonverbal Communication  10:25 – Everything comes back to Darwin  15:25 – In Utero  18:54 – A picture speaks 1000 words  20:31 – More "nature" than "nurture"  23:20 – Cultural vs Universal Gestures  27:17 – Looking at "Intention"  32:24 – Linking Non-verbals to Intention  36:32 – The Doctor is REALLY in!  38:37 – Don't Look Up (or away!)  42:35 – Response Behavior  46:58 – Neuroception - Trust your gut!  53:48 – The Takeaway  56:04 – Man's Best Friend  57:13 – Wrap Up   58:53 – Book Recommendations  The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals – Charles Darwin  What Every BODY is Saying – Joe Navarro  Bodily Communication – Michael Argyle  The Naked Ape – Desmond Morris  Emotions Revealed – Paul Ekman  The Dictionary of Body Language – Joe Navarro  01:02:34 – Outro  www.social-engineer.com  www.innocentlivesfoundation.org      Find us online:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbiejmarono  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-abbie-maroño-phd-35ab2611a  Twitter: https://twitter.com/humanhacker  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christopherhadnagy    Select research:  Allen, S. (2018). The science of awe (pp. 58-69). Greater Good Science: John Templeton Foundation.  Bargh J, Chartrand T (1999) The unbearable automaticity of being. Am Psychol 54: 462–479.  Bousmalis, K., Mehu, M., & Pantic, M. (2013). Towards the automatic detection of spontaneous agreement and disagreement based on nonverbal behaviour: A survey of related cues, databases, and tools. Image and vision computing, 31(2), 203-221.  Bryant, G. A. (2020). Evolution, structure, and functions of human laughter. In The handbook of communication science and biology (pp. 63-77). Routledge.  Chakrabarty, S., Widing, R. E., & Brown, G. (2014). Selling behaviours and sales performance: the moderating and mediating effects of interpersonal mentalizing. Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 34(2), 112-122.  Chen M, Bargh JA (1999) Consequences of automatic evaluation: Immediate behavioral predispositions to approach or avoid the stimulus. Pers Soc Psychol B 25: 215–224.  Demuru, E., & Giacoma, C. (2022). Interacting primates: the biological roots of human communication. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 34(3), 201-204.  Ekman, P. (1971). Universals and cultural differences in facial expressions of emotion. In Nebraska symposium on motivation. University of Nebraska Press.  Ekman, P., & Keltner, D. (1973). Universal facial expressions of emotion. Studia Psychologica, 15(2), 140-147.  Gordon, R. A., & Druckman, D. (2018). Nonverbal behaviour as communication: Approaches, issues, and research. In The handbook of communication skills (pp. 81-134). Routledge.  Heuer, K., Rinck, M., & Becker, E. S. (2007). Avoidance of emotional facial expressions in social anxiety: The approach–avoidance task. Behaviour research and therapy, 45(12), 2990-3001.  Mathis, V., & Kenny, P. J. (2018). Neuroscience: brain mechanisms of blushing. Current Biology, 28(14), R791-R792.  Müller, P., Huang, M. X., & Bulling, A. (2018, March). Detecting low rapport during natural interactions in small groups from non-verbal behaviour. In 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 153-164).  Neidlinger, K., Truong, K. P., Telfair, C., Feijs, L., Dertien, E., & Evers, V. (2017, March). AWElectric: that gave me goosebumps, did you feel it too?. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 315-324).  Parr, L. A., Micheletta, J., & Waller, B. M. (2016). Nonverbal communication in primates: Observational and experimental approaches.  Pohjavaara, P., Telaranta, T., & Väisänen, E. (2003). The role of the sympathetic nervous system in anxiety: is it possible to relieve anxiety with endoscopic sympathetic block?. Nordic journal of psychiatry, 57(1), 55-60.  Reissland, N., & Austen, J. (2018). Goal directed behaviours: the development of pre-natal touch behaviours. In Reach-to-Grasp Behavior (pp. 3-17). Routledge.  Schug, J., Matsumoto, D., Horita, Y., Yamagishi, T., & Bonnet, K. (2010). Emotional expressivity as a signal of cooperation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31(2), 87-94.  Segerstråle, U., & Molnár, P. (2018). Nonverbal communication: where nature meets culture. Routledge.  Waterson, R. H., Lander, E. S., & Wilson, R. K. (2005). Initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome and comparison with the human genome. Nature, 437(7055), 69.  White, P. (2016). Reading the Blush. Configurations, 24(3), 281-301.  Woud, M. L., Maas, J., Becker, E. S., & Rinck, M. (2013). Make the manikin move: Symbolic approach–avoidance responses affect implicit and explicit face evaluations. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25(6), 738-744. 

NOW of Work
How Data Can Help Your Employees Thrive at Work with Serena H. Huang, Ph.D. - Digital Meetup Series

NOW of Work

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 57:08


This week saw a Tale of Two Leaders, and the contrast could not be more stark. “Why is small talk even legal,” Elon Musk tweeted as workers began being slashed before he said they would. Compare this to CEO Patrick Collison's communication to affected employees in Stripe's RIF this week. The best leadership communication we have ever seen, hands down. And the generosity shown? Unprecedented. Jess and I chatted about both approaches as we kicked off our show. We were also joined by Serena H. Huang, Ph.D., a brilliant people analytics leader who helped pioneer people data for workforce outcomes at organizations like GE, Koch, The Kraft Heinz Company, and now PayPal. People data for business can help people thrive, not just survive at work. She also shares how we can improve employee health and well-being using data analytics, what leaders can do when they don't have data, and how to create a work environment where people not only survive but actually thrive from a psychological safety, inclusion, wellbeing, and purpose standpoint. Take a Listen!

A Canadian Investing in the U.S. with Glen Sutherland
EP236 Growth Through REI Asset Class Diversification With Deren Huang

A Canadian Investing in the U.S. with Glen Sutherland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 23:15


This week Daren and I chat about he grew his real estate portfolio and how he moved through different asset classes. Daren Huang

...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast
SVU: Did Liv coerce Tom Sizemore's confession?

...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 50:19


Picking up a storyline from season 14, Lewis Hodda (again played by Tom Sizemore) recants his previous confessions to kidnapping and murdering boys. Barba's circumstantial case is hurt by accusations Lieutenant Benson coerced the confession, by a creepy auxiliary cop's obsession with the case, by Dr. Huang's testimony for the defense, and by Detective Carisi sitting second chair in court. Meantime, maternity staff rush to save Rollins's life because of complications during labor.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 17 episode 9* "Depravity Standard." Our guest is Kimberly from "A Date with Dateline" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real life story of Etan Pates.*Note: Because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 8.

Evidence Based Birth®
EBB 244 - Evidence on Artificial Rupture of Membranes, Assisted Vaginal Delivery, and Internal Monitoring

Evidence Based Birth®

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 35:01


EBB 244: Evidence on Artificial Rupture of Membranes, Assisted Vaginal Delivery, and Internal Monitoring.   We are so excited to announce the upcoming release of a new Evidence Based Birth(R) Pocket Guide, all about Interventions! To give you a sneak peek to the Invention Pocket Guide,  we are diving into the research and evidence on artificial rupture of membranes, assisted vaginal delivery an internal monitoring.   Content note: Discussion of the benefits and risks of these interventions, including forceps and vacuum-assisted deliveries, which can be associated with birthing trauma for birthing people and babies, as well as the risk of mortality. Resources: Make sure you're on the Pocket Guide wait list by going here  Amniotomy References: Kawakita, T., Huang, C-C, and Landy, H. J. (2018). Risk Factors for Umbilical Cord Prolapse at the Time of Artificial Rupture of Membranes. AJP Rep 8(2): e89-e94. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29755833/ Simpson, K. R. (2020). Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition. AWHONN Practice Monograph 24(4): PS1-S41. https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-019-2491-4 Smyth, R. M., Markham, C. & Dowswell, T. (2013). Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD006167. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23780653/ Alfirevic, Z., Keeney, E., Dowswell, T., et al. (2016). Methods to induce labour: a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. BJOG 123(9):  1462-1470. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27001034/  de Vaan, M. D. T., ten Eikelder, M. L. G., Jozwiak, M., et al. (2019). Mechanical methods for induction of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 10: CD001233. https://www.cochrane.org/CD001233/PREG_mechanical-methods-induction-labour Simpson, K. R. (2020). Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition. AWHONN Practice Monograph, 24(4), PS1-S41. https://nwhjournal.org/article/S1751-4851(20)30079-9/abstract   Assisted Vaginal Delivery References: NHS article on forceps or vacuum delivery https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/labour-and-birth/what-happens/forceps-or-vacuum-delivery/ Bailey, P. E., van Roosmalen, J., Mola, G., et al. (2017). Assisted vaginal delivery in low and middle income countries: an overview. BJOG 124(9): 1335-1344. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28139878/ CDC Wonder Database Feeley, C., Crossland, N., Betran, A. P., et al. (2021). Training and expertise in undertaking assisted vaginal delivery (AVD): a mixed methods systematic review of practitioners views and experiences. Reprod Health 18(1): 92. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8097768/ Crossland, N., Kingdon, C., Balaam, M. C. (2020). Women's, partners' and health care providers' views and experiences of assisted vaginal birth: a systematic mixed methods review. Reprod Health 17:83. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7268509/ Hook, C. D., Damos, J. R. (2008). Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery. Am Fam Physician 78(8): 953-960. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p953.html Tsakiridis, I., Giouleka, S., Mamopoulos, A., et al. (2020). Operative vaginal delivery: a review of four national guidelines. J Perinat Med 48(3): 189-198. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31926101/ Verma, G. L., Spalding, J. J., Wilkinson, M. D., et al. (2021). Instruments for assisted vaginal birth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005455.pub3/full   Internal Monitoring References: Euliano, T. Y., Darmanjian, S., Nguyen, M. T., et al. (2017). Monitoring fetal heart rate during labor: A comparison of three methods. J Pregnancy 2017: 8529816. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368359/ Neilson, J. P. (2015). Fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) for fetal monitoring during labor. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12: CD000116. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000116.pub5/full Harper, L. M., Shanks, A. L., Tuuli, M. G., et al. (2013). The risks and benefits of internal monitors in laboring patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol 209(1): 38.e1-38.e6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3760973/ Bakker, J. J. H., Verhoeven, C. J. M., Janssen, P. F., et al. (2010). Outcomes after internal versus external tocodynamometry for monitoring labor. N Engl J Med 362(4): 306-13. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa0902748?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Frolova, A. I., Stout, M. J., Carter, E. B., et al. (2021). Internal fetal and uterine monitoring in obese patients and maternal obstetrical outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 3(1): 100282. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33451595/ Bakker, J. J. H., Janssen, P. F., van Halem, K. (2013). Internal versus external tocodynamometry during induced or augmented labor. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8: CD006947. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006947.pub3/full van Halem, K., Bakker, J. J. H., VerHoeven, C. J., et al. (2011). Does use of an intrauterine catheter during labor increase risk of infection? J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med 25(4): 415-418. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/14767058.2011.582905 For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on:  TikTok Instagram  Pinterest   Ready to get involved?  Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) here  Find an EBB Instructor here  Click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.

Making Public Health Personal
Bringing Innovative Entrepreneurship into Public Health with Dr. Terry Huang (Episode 10)

Making Public Health Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 21:11


How can we transform public health into an innovative, forward-thinking community of change agents willing to act quickly to meet the challenges and public health crises in our world? The Health Policy and Management curriculum at CUNY SPH has been preparing public health professionals to become innovation-driven leaders willing to challenge the status quo. Today's guest on the Making Public Health Personal Podcast is Dr. Terry Huang, Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at CUNY SPH. He is also Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design at CUNY SPH, and developed a public health entrepreneurship platform called Firefly Innovations. Dr. Huang speaks with host Laura Meoli-Ferrigon about how his interdisciplinary background inspired a hands-on curriculum which instills leadership skills onto our students so they can become innovative, forward-thinking leaders in public health. We'll discuss why the entrepreneurial mindset is more important than ever, and how to use it to transform their organization, their community and society at large. Whether you're interested in being an entrepreneur who starts their own business, or an intrapreneur who brings these important skills into their organization, the Health Policy and Management curriculum at CUNY SPH can give you the tools you need to become a leader in public health. Find out more about the degrees offered within the Health Policy and Management department at https://sph.cuny.edu/academics/departments/department-of-health-policy-and-management/ Episode Links: Contact & find out more about Dr. Terry Huang: https://sph.cuny.edu/about/people/faculty/terry-huang/ Firefly Innovations: https://firefly-innovations.com Summer accelerator: https://firefly-innovations.com/phia/ Want to be a guest on a future episode of this show? Contact our host: Laura.Ferrigon@sph.cuny.edu Interested in finding out more about CUNY SPH? Visit: SPH.cuny.edu Download a transcript of this episode: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/4e1k7gji34dls3g8wkxjv/Episode-10-transcript.docx?dl=0&rlkey=e3rabqe0k37qq1bwul12gskkf

Girls Who Read Porn
Ep 27 - Ana Huang

Girls Who Read Porn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 42:45


You probably know her from being a Tik Tok phenomenon, it's Ms. Ana Huang. If you have been anywhere on the internet in the past year, you probably would have come across the twisted series. It's dark, dirty, and everything we want from a smut novel. This week Ana tells us all about how to become TikTok famous, where she got her dark, and what she is doing next!

GALACTIC PROGENY
PH10 X2M-110 плюрипотентный

GALACTIC PROGENY

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 169:55


FOREBORN - very sweet; he is totally desirable. This is my beloved! This is my companion, O maidens of Jerusalem! It is never worth a first-class man's time to express a majority opinion. By definition, there are plenty of others to do that. Snow, C. P. (1967). Foreword. A Mathematician's Apology. By Hardy, G. H. Cambridge University Press. Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Exodus 24:15-16 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Matthew 17:5 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” Mark 9:7 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” Luke 9:35 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 2Peter 1:17 1 Corinthians 15:8 ἔσχατον δὲ πάντων ὡσπερεὶ τῷ ἐκτρώματι ὤφθη κἀμοί. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. One born out of due time—Greek, “the one abortively born”: the abortion in the family of the apostles. As a child born before the due time is puny, and though born alive, yet not of the proper size, and scarcely worthy of the name of man, so “I am the least of the apostles,” scarcely “meet to be called an apostle”; a supernumerary (early 17th century: from late Latin supernumerarius ‘(soldier) added to a legion after it is complete', from Latin super numerum ‘beyond the number'. present in excess of the normal or requisite number. (of a person) not belonging to a regular staff but engaged for extra work. not wanted or needed; redundant. "books were obviously supernumerary, and he began jettisoning them" (of an actor) appearing on stage but not speaking. taken into the college of apostles out of regular course, not led to Christ by long instruction, like a natural birth, but by a sudden power, as those prematurely born [Grotius]. Compare the similar image from childbirth, and by the same spiritual power, the resurrection of Christ (1 Pe 1:3). “Begotten again by the resurrection of Jesus.” Jesus' appearance to Paul, on the way to Damascus, is the one here referred to. Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 2 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 292. Pluripotent stem cells have unique potential in research and therapy because by definition they have a number of special properties: 1. They have no predetermined program, they are a blankslate 2. They can self-renew indefinitely 3. They can give rise to all the tissues of the body J Exp Clin Med. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 Mar 9. Published in final edited form as: J Exp Clin Med. 2010 Oct 22; 2(5): 202–217. doi: 10.1016/S1878-3317(10)60033-2 PMCID: PMC3298413 NIHMSID: NIHMS356426 PMID: 22408700 George T.-J. Huang* George T.-J. Huang, Department of Endodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; * Corresponding author. Department of Endodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, 100 E. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA. ude.ub@gnauhjtg Glorification | The Final Frontier To Boldly go where only one Man has Gone Before! Decrease time over target:  PayPal or Venmo @clastronaut Cash App $clastronaut

World Review
Will China backtrack on zero Covid? With Yanzhong Huang

World Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 21:57


Xi Jinping has reiterated his support for the country's restrictive “zero Covid” policy, but what social, political and economic impacts have the measures had on China? And will the country stick with the policy?Megan Gibson speaks to author and academic Yanzhong Huang, about the motivation behind the strategy, the implications it has for the country's future, and whether there are other ways forward for China. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST
Ep 396: Christopher Huang

ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 58:19


Christopher Huang is a professional photographer who also blogs about how Hollywood handles race, especially as it pertains to Asian Americans. The recent casting of a young Black actor to star as "Ariel" in the upcoming "The Little Mermaid" live-action remake provoked quite a bit of disagreement. That's what led me to Huang's provocative blog on Medium (https://christopherhuang.medium.com/3-dimensional-portrayals-of-women-of-color-but-only-if-they-have-white-male-love-interests-9f06c78491a9?sk=cb91d715ac283b845549d4e149b23bed I then invited him to give my listeners an abridged experience of how he sees this controversy and Hollywood's still-problematic history of telling white-male-hegemonic stories.

The BME Grad Podcast
14- Choosing and leveraging a BME program for your career goals + finding ways to close the gap between industry and higher education w/ Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD​, MBA

The BME Grad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 44:04


Dr. Aileen Huang-Saad is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University and the Director of Life Sciences and Engineering Programs at The Roux Institute (Portland, Maine). She is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Springer's Biomedical Engineering Education, Past Division Chair for the American Society of Engineering Education's Biomedical Engineering Division, and a member of the National Academy of Science Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education. She also serves on the Maine State Workforce Board. Dr. Huang-Saad's current research areas are entrepreneurship, innovation, and transforming higher education. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. More information here: teel.sites.northeastern.edu More on The BME Grad Podcast: www.thebmegradpodcast.com Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfF0xH80d5lS1RpQsmpw0Q/videos Follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/thebmegradpodcast/ Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebmegradpodcast/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bme-grad/support

The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast
Ep 80 - Chiou Charng-Ting and Raining Zebra Finches with May Huang

The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 76:36


‘In the same spot where Father died, the dead body of a deer lay prostrate in the rain.' In the eightieth episode of the Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, it's Raining Zebra Finches (斑胸草雀 / bān xiōng cǎo què). Blame for this troubling meteorological occurrence falls upon Taiwanese author Chiou Charng-Ting; it's her story. Under the weather with me is her translator, May Huang. In our discussion we'll be testing the limits of our earthly knowledge and dreaming of other philosophies. When nature stops hiding and springs the inexplicable upon us, where else is there to turn? - // NEWS ITEMS // Balestier Press publishes The Pidgin Warrior, David Hull's translation of a kung fu satire written in the 1930s by Zhang Tianyi A horror followup to Sinopticon, titled Sinophagia, is on the way Can Xue's Mystery Train published by Sublunary Editions on Oct 18th - // WORD OF THE DAY // (梅雨季 - méiyǔ jì - plum rain season) - // MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE // Angus' musical pairing: The Alien from the Annihilation OST May's musical pairings: Ivy by Taylor Swift & Mother's Daughter by Miley Cyrus Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise by Lin Yi-Han Jeff Vandermeer's Area X/Southern Reach Trilogy Owlish by Dorothy Tse (tr. Natascha Bruce) Quantum entangled communication in His Dark Materials Plato's allegory of the cave - // Handy TrChFic Links // The TrChFic mailing list // Episode Transcripts Help Support TrChFic // The TrChFic Map INSTAGRAM

The Nonlinear Library
LW - They gave LLMs access to physics simulators by ryan b

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 2:39


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: They gave LLMs access to physics simulators, published by ryan b on October 17, 2022 on LessWrong. Over at Google, large language models have been plugged into physics simulators to help them share a world model with their human interlocutors, resulting in big performance gains. They call it Mind's Eye.This is how the authors describe the work: Correct and complete understanding of properties and interactions in the physical world is not only essential to achieve human-level reasoning (Lake et al., 2017), but also fundamental to build a general-purpose embodied intelligence (Huang et al., 2022). In this work, we investigate to what extent current LMs understand the basic rules and principles of the physical world, and describe how to ground their reasoning with the aid of simulation. Our contributions are three-fold: We propose a new multi-task physics alignment dataset, UTOPIA, whose aim is to benchmark how well current LMs can understand and reason over some basic laws of physics (§2). The dataset contains 39 sub-tasks covering six common scenes that involve understanding basic principles of physics (e.g., conservation of momentum in elastic collisions), and all the ground-truth answers are automatically generated by a physics engine. We find that current large-scale LMs are still quite limited on many basic physics-related questions (24% accuracy of GPT-3 175B in zero-shot, and 38.2% in few-shot). We explore a paradigm that adds physics simulation to the LM reasoning pipeline (§3) to make the reasoning grounded within the physical world. Specifically, we first use a model to transform the given text-form question into rendering code, and then run the corresponding simulation on a physics engine (i.e., MuJoCo (Todorov et al., 2012)). Finally we append the simulation results to the input prompts of LMs during inference. Our method can serve as a plug-and-play framework that works with any LM and requires neither handcrafted prompts nor costly fine-tuning. We systematically evaluate the performance of popular LMs in different sizes on UTOPIA before and after augmentation by Mind's Eye, and compare the augmented performance with many existing approaches (§4.2). We find Mind's Eye outperforms other methods by a large margin in both zero-shot and few-shot settings. More importantly, Mind's Eye is also effective for small LMs, and the performance with small LMs can be on par or even outperform that of 100× larger vanilla LMs. This seems like a direct step down the CAIS path of development. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Learn Taiwanese Mandarin
75. 文學:黃春明《國峻不回來吃飯》、《兒子的大玩偶》

Learn Taiwanese Mandarin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 22:48


Another 文學 episode. This time I introduce a Taiwanese writer, Huang Chun-ming, and some of his famous works. Huang writes mainly about the tragic and sometimes humorous lives of ordinary Taiwanese people. Many of his short stories have been turned into films. You can even find them on Youtube. Enjoy!Episode page:https://reurl.cc/m3ENLMBecome a member and get extra learning guides for each upcoming episodes:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ChiayuSupport the show

Humans With Hans - A Look Into Relationships
Jason Huang and Flowers of Love

Humans With Hans - A Look Into Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 24:27


Jason from Taiwan has been able to connect with his father through the art of floral design. On this episode we talk about ways it's impacted other relationships.

When I Grow Up Pod
Ep 86: Achieve Financial Success By Eliminating Your Willpower…Wait, What!? With Evelyn Huang

When I Grow Up Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 38:16


So picture this…   Your taxes are due… You need to set aside money for retirement… You want to meet certain financial goals….   Who you gonna call?!   Ruby Money.   ((But really, you need to check out this money management app ASAP!))   Today, I am talking to the amazing Evelyn Huang, mother, yoga teacher, former-corporate worker, and co-founder of Ruby Money, a pocket CFO for independent professionals and creatives to find empowerment in managing their finances.   Evelyn and I are talking about one of my favorite conversations, which centers around money. More specifically, how the heck do you manage your money as a business owner? And let's be totally honest, how do you manage your money as a bonafide adult?!   Evelyn is hip, savvy in biz, and most importantly, she knows what it feels like to have no clue how to manage your money as a creative entrepreneur who deals with quarterly taxes, setting up your own retirement accounts, paying yourself a liveable wage…need I go on?    Well, you're in luck! Because we're talking about all the things including money shame, business, launching a tech company, teaching yoga, and so much more.    So hit that play button, and let's go!!! Leave a 5 star review on iTunes!    Times to Check Out: [4:11] The seed of inspiration behind Ruby Money [6:54] Understanding when the system is the problem [8:23] Bringing people and software together to solve a problem [11:01] What it looks like to build a tech company [13:38] Why feedback is key to building or creating a product that people need [15:33] The similarities between a tech company and any other company [16:40] Where she found her team [20:03] Choosing to be intentional around your company's culture [24:00] Balancing self-care and running a business [26:47] The difference of making decisions as an entrepreneur vs. as a corporate employee [29:10] How the Ruby Money App offers financial support for entrepreneurs [33:53] Tips for entrepreneurs experiencing the money shame spiral   Connect with Evelyn: Website: https://www.rubymoney.us/ Ruby Money in the AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ruby-money-taxes-retirement/id1583645751 Join this free training on how to easily pivot your life and business: https://www.kelseymarieknutson.com/pivot Send us podcast ideas at info@kelseymarieknutson.com    Links: Show notes: https://www.kelseymarieknutson.com/podcast   Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseymarieknutson/  Hangout on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelseymarieknutson  Join the online community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelseymarieknutson    FREE Workshop to take the guess work out of “what's next?” https://www.kelseymarieknutson.com/pivot   Work with Kelsey: Ready for your next big pivot? Maybe it's launching that new side hustle or growing your existing business, whatever the chapter Kelsey's here to help you bridge the gap between new idea and achieving your goals!   VIP Coaching: https://www.kelseymarieknutson.com/vipcoaching Grow Academy: https://www.kelseymarieknutson.com/growacademy  Start Smart: https://kelseymarieknutson.mykajabi.com/offers/aoAuAe7M/checkout

WIFT Austin
208 - Alka Bhanot & Hanna Huang

WIFT Austin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 54:53


Join us as we talk to Alka Bhanot of Indie Meme festival and Hanna Huang of the Asian American film festival about Austin-based film festivals creating culture and diversity in storytelling in Austin. Alka Bhanot is the co-founder of Indie Meme Film Festival, an award winning festival, organized in April in Austin Texas, IMFF is a 4 day fest celebrating excellent South Asia cinema, filmmaker interactions, panels, parties, networking and discussions. Alka has extensive experience producing for Indian Television and was the Executive Producer for the first Late Night Show, ‘Movers & Shakers' in India, which won numerous awards. In Austin, since 2003 her film credits include Bryan Poyser's ‘Dear Pillow' (2003) Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Atlanta Film Festival, Margaret Brown's ‘Be Here To Love Me' (2006) a film about the life and music of Townes Van Zandt and ‘Sunshine'(2009) a documentary about adoption and single parenthood by Karen Skloss which aired as part of the Independent Lens series on PBS. She also worked on the ‘Trevor Romain Video Series' (2005) an animated kids show which aired on PBS. Hanna Huang is the executive director of Austin Asian American Film Festival. AAAFF is an annual film festival that highlights new Asian and Asian American films with a mission of championing Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and empowering Asian Americans to explore opportunities in cinema. Movie Review: Panic Showrunner: Chantelle James Hosts & Producers: Ai Vuong, Chantelle James & Samantha Rae Lopez Editors: Shannon Stefan, Valerie Torres, and Karla Rivera Movie Reviews: Summer Heart Marketing: Karla Rivera & Tori Rose Follow us: @wift_austin https://www.wiftaustin.com podcast@wiftaustin.org

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery
90. Blackwater Aquariums: Turning a Fringe Habitat into a Mainstream Hobby

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 70:35 Very Popular


What exactly is a blackwater aquarium? In this episode of the podcast, the Water Colors team do their best to demystify what exactly makes an aquarium "blackwater" and how to do it at home. Corrections: - Betta brownorum is not named for its color. It is named after Barbara and Allan Brown, who first collected the species. Fishes Mentioned in this Episode: - Apistogramma spp. - Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) - Licorice gourami (Parosphromenus spp.) - Tucano tetra (Tucanoichthys tucano) - Betta rutilans - Betta coccina - Chili rasbora (Boraras brigittae) - Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) - Rummynose tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus) - Betta macrostoma - Discus (Symphysodon spp.) - Betta brownorum - Nanochromis splendens - Nanochromis transvestitus - Noble gourami (Ctenops nobilis) - Chocolate gourami (Sphaerichthys spp.) - Pelvicachromis kribensis "Lobe" - Pelvicachromis kribensis "Moliwe" Literature Cited: Li, Y., Fang, F., Wei, J. et al. Humic Acid Fertilizer Improved Soil Properties and Soil Microbial Diversity of Continuous Cropping Peanut: A Three-Year Experiment. Scientific Reports Volume 9: 12014 (2019). Kraus, T.E.C., Dahlgren, R.A. & Zasoski, R.J. Tannins in nutrient dynamics of forest ecosystems - a review. Plant and Soil Volume 256, 41–66 (2003). Peng, K,  G. Wang, Y. Wang, B. Chen, Y. Sun, W. Mo, G. Li, Y. Huang. Condensed tannins enhanced antioxidant capacity and hypoxic stress survivability but not growth performance and fatty acid profile of juvenile Japanese seabass (Lateolabrax japonicus). Animal Feed Science and Technology Volume 269: 11467 (2020).

The Atlanta Opera Podcast
S3 Ep3: Metamorphosis: Mari Yoshihara & Huang Ruo

The Atlanta Opera Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 30:36


Representation on the stage is a powerful tool to re-shape conventional perceptions surrounding works like Madama Butterfly. But real change is found when diversity is present across all elements of the world of the arts. From directors to critics, it is imperative to discover new voices that can present these works from a fresh perspective. Join Nina Yoshida Nelsen for Episode 2 of Metamorphosis as she interviews Mari Yoshihara, Editor of American Quarterly, and composer Huang Ruo to discover the significance of a new critical voice in the industry, and how The Atlanta Opera's production is stepping forward to challenge conventional narratives of a complex work of opera. Find out more about Mari Yoshihara's work: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/amst/archive/portfolio_page/mari-yoshihara/ Find out more about the music of composer Huang Ruo: https://huangruo.com/

Poetry Unbound
Jennifer Huang — Departure

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 14:55 Very Popular


What's a moment when you grew up? When you realized the help you get might not be the help you want? Jennifer Huang is the author of Return Flight, which was awarded the 2021 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions. Their poems have appeared in POETRY, The Rumpus, and Narrative Magazine, among other places. They have received recognition from the Academy of American Poets, Brooklyn Poets, and the North American Taiwan Studies Association. In 2020, Jennifer earned their MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program. Born in Maryland to Taiwanese immigrants, they have since called many places home.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.We're pleased to offer Jennifer Huang's poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.

Plant Based Briefing
380: Rethinking Meat: Helping Students Find Their Place in the Alternative Protein Space by Amy Huang, Chloe Raygoza, Ellie Fajer, Gianna Dugan, Hannah Huddleston at GFI.org.

Plant Based Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 10:26


Students from the Stanford Alt Protein Project reflect on their experience breaking ground on alternative protein education at their university. By Amy Huang at GFI.org and Stanford students Chloe Raygoza, Ellie Fajer, Gianna Dugan, Hannah Huddleston. Original post: https://gfi.org/blog/rethinking-meat-helping-students-find-their-place-in-the-alternative-protein-space/    The Good Food Institute is an international nonprofit reimagining meat production in order to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. GFI understands that with “alternative proteins” we can mitigate the environmental impact of our food system, decrease the risk of zoonotic disease, and ultimately feed more people with fewer resources. Visit GFI.org for more information.    How to support the podcast: Share with others. Recommend the podcast on your social media. Follow/subscribe to the show wherever you listen. Buy some vegan/plant based merch: https://www.plantbasedbriefing.com/shop        Follow Plant Based Briefing on social media: Twitter: @PlantBasedBrief YouTube: YouTube.com/PlantBasedBriefing  Facebook: Facebook.com/PlantBasedBriefing  LinkedIn: Plant Based Briefing Podcast Instagram: @PlantBasedBriefing   #Vegan #PlantBased #plantbasedpodcast #veganpodcast #plantbasedbriefing #GFI #alternativeprotein #altprotein #plantbasedmeat #culturedmeat #cultivatedmeat #sustainablemeat #fermentation #university #stanford #students #sustainability  

Real Book Friends
20. “Twisted Love” by Ana Huang

Real Book Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 55:48


R.B.F. girls are talking “Twisted Love” by Ana Huang in this weeks episode. Is just the right amount of grumpy/sunshine? Or is it too much? Listen and find out what the girls are thinking! Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram and TikTok at Real Book Friends for more content!

Geek Network
Megan Huang: Rangers of the Divide returns for more action at Dark Horse Comics

Geek Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 28:06


In this episode, we are joined by the multi-talented author and artist of the Dark Horse Comics' series 'Rangers of the Divide,' Megan Huang. Megan is set to continue the epic sci-fi fantasy adventure which enters its second volume 'Rangers of the Divide II: Into the Depths,' on October 26th, 2022. Megan breaks down the series as she geeks out with our very own Kristin as they talk about what can be expected in the next arc which sees Commander Arick Knight and his fellow cadets now at odds after the heart-wrenching finale and the revelations made. All of this is a weight on our characters that is sure to have repercussions in the next installment. Get the scoop from the creator behind the epic adventure here at Fandom Sessions! Follow Megan Huang on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Follow us on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Deconstructor of Fun
Practical Advice for Growing Games in Diverse Markets with Nancy Huang (Head of UA @ East Side Games) and Ludovic Thevelin (Growth Consultant @ Google)

Deconstructor of Fun

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 47:38


As games progress through their lifecycle, many games experience increased costs and stalls in growth over time. An excellent way to unlock growth is to find new pockets of players outside of English-centric countries. But what's the optimal way to find these markets? How do you decide whether to make that investment decision? How much should you localize versus culturalize? What is the potential of these emerging markets? To answer these questions and more, Nancy Huang and Ludovic Thevelin joined us for an informative discussion. Nancy is the Head of User Acquisition and Growth Strategy at East Side Games, a publisher known for IP-driven hit games such as “The Office,” “Trailer Park Boys,” and “RuPaul's Drag Race.” Ludovic is an International Growth Consultant at Google who focuses on advising mobile gaming clients on their international expansion strategies. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

Re-Define with Gabriella Amaya
Meeting Jessica Huang: Trailblazer in Education

Re-Define with Gabriella Amaya

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 28:38


This month we welcome Jessica Huang to the Redefine podcast! Listen in to hear how just at the age of 19, a young woman such as herself can pioneer tangible change for accessibility in the classroom and model how to be a better ally to one another within the disability community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Digital, New Tech & Brand Strategy - MinterDial.com
The Feeling Economy: How AI is Creating the Era of Empathy, with author Ming-Hui Huang (MDE488)

Digital, New Tech & Brand Strategy - MinterDial.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 54:09


Minter Dialogue with Ming-Hui Huang Ming-Hui Huang is the Distinguished Professor of the Department of Information at the National Taiwan University. She recently co-authored with the Distinguished University Professor, Roland T Rust, the book, "The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence is Creating the Era of Empathy" published by Palgrave Macmillan. In this conversation, we discuss why and how AI is shifting the role of the service work from thinking to feeling, the frontiers of feeling AI, how it's creating an era of empathy, what are the consequences of business leaders and implications for governance.    If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to nminterdial@gmail.com; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to rate/review the show on RateThisPodcast. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.