International Conference on Social Sciences and Management
June 18-21, 2019 Beijing, China
International Conference on Social Sciences and Management (ICSSM) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Social Sciences, Management and all sub-fields are welcome.
2019 ICSSM will take place from June 18-21, 2019 in Beijing, China. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform for policymakers, top managers, researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Social Sciences and Management.
-Business & Management
On behalf of the Higher Education Forum (HEF) and International Conference on Social Sciences and Management, I’d like to extend a hearty Beijing Welcome to all delegates.
If you’ve been to Beijing before, welcome back, but, if this is your first time here, then you’re, in for an adventure of a lifetime.
The New Otani Chang Fu Gong is a luxury 5-star hotel, that we chose, not only as our Conference venue, but for its convenient location (near Subway Line 2) and proximity to just about “all points Beijing” by Subway or Taxi.
So, put aside a few days to explore, either before or after this important Conference.
Beijing is a China’s Capital city of many contrasts: the old versus the new, traditional versus innovative, Ancient/Modern Chinese versus Western influences. These juxtapositions make this a fascinating and vibrant place to visit, and very memorable. Explore spectacular palaces, historic tem ples, beautiful parks, bargain shopping, delectable cuisine, and so much more like:
The Great Wall of China is a must-do part of any visit to Beijing. Great Wall at Badaling is great if you’re short on time given its proximity to our Hotel, but tends to be crowded. A little farther away is the Great Wall at Mutianyu, significantly less crowded, with equally stunning views. You can even take a cable car to the highest restored sections. The Great Wall is a must see if you’re a cultural enthusiast, adventure-seeker or history buff.
Lama Temple is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Beijing. Once, housing as many as 500 resident monks in the past, today the complex is home to only about two dozen. Visit the 5 main halls and multiple galleries hung with thangkhas (Tibetan scroll paintings) and the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Fortunes, where inside stands an 85-foot Buddha carved from a single piece of sandalwood.
Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, here you can see 2 architectural icons, the Herzog & de Meuron–designed National Stadium, better known as the Bird’s Nest, which features an exterior crafted from 42,000 tons of steel. Nearby, is the National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube, where Michael Phelps set his World records. At night, these structures are spectacularly lit up … check them out.
The Summer Palace is a 700-acre royal retreat which shows you how the Imperial family once spent its leisure time. Today, the park is a lovely place with hillside temples and pagodas, arched stone bridges on Kunming Lake, and even willow trees. Don’t miss the marble boat at the west end of the lake, a symbol of Imperial opulence.
Visit Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, and The Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex, 180 acres; with 800 buildings and home of The Last Emperor, Pu Yi, of the Qing Dynasty.
· Temple of Heaven
Southeast of the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven remains one of the most important examples of Chinese religious architecture. Twice the size of the Forbidden City, the temple’s grounds are home to many fine Ming Dynasty buildings, but the hallmark structure, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, is a visual masterpiece. Standing atop a three-tiered marble base, this magnificent, blue-roofed, circular building is supported entirely by 28 pillars and not a single nail …wow!!!
Northwest of the Forbidden City, Beihai Park is home to Beijing’s largest and most beautiful public lake, where you can even go paddle-boating. A great cultural sights there is Yongan Temple, from which you can climb to the white stupa perched atop a small island in the lake. Afterward, continue north to explore Qianhai and Houhai, two connected lakes surrounded by shoreside restaurants and bars, as well as. Hutongs.
In an earlier era, most of central Beijing was filled with hutongs (alleyway residences), but not now. Walk about and you could still stumble upon a ‘hutong’ here and there. If you’re looking to explore on your own, the area surrounding the Drum Tower is a good place to go; if you’d rather have a Guide, then arrange a Tour through our Hotel’s Concierge.
Formerly the site of several state-owned factories, this complex began attracting artists and cultural organizations in the early 2000s, and is now transformed into studios, art centers, restaurants, and bars, cafes, commercial galleries, and even souvenir shops.
The Silk Market is a Shopper’s and Barterer’s paradise, a chaotic conglomeration of hundreds of stalls selling knockoff designer goods and accessories. Get ready to “haggle” for the great discounts and deals. You can even get tailor-made clothing here. Take Subway Line 1 to Yonganli, Exit A for The Silk Market.
And, finally, Beijing is lauded for its cuisine, especially, Peking Duck, Beijing’s most famous dish. There are also plenty of street foods everywhere, like: jianbing, a thin flour crepe that’s made on a griddle and topped with an egg, like a breakfast burrito; or roujiamo, buns stuffed with meat and herbs …. but, if you’re looking for strange or shocking street food then head to Wangfujing Snack Street, a touristy lane where you’ll even find “scorpions on a stick”.
Again, Welcome to Beijing, delegates!
Local Host: Joy Kamakamaewailani Rodriguez
|Local Host: Dr. Joy Kamakamaewailani Rodriguez, Beijing Forestry University|
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