Brian’s talk will focus on tourism policy challenges facing China’s government as it tries to balance quick profit and economic gain with cultural and environmental sustainability.
Brian and his wife, Jeanee, became one of the first foreign couples to gain access to a rural-based Type A Cultural Relic- a building protected at the national level. Their initial site quickly became one of China’s most popular retreats. Their complexes serve as bases for deeper exploration of China’s cultural traditions and host regular workshops in the arts and social sciences. They now have three National Heritage compounds and are working with the government to preserve four other sites throughout Western Yunnan, including the WWII Flying Tigers Radio Station outside of Dali. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.;
We invite Brian Linden, Founder at Linden Centre to discuss.
Brian was born and raised in Chicago and first moved to China in 1984. He has been involved in education, business, and journalistic ventures throughout Asia for the past three decades. He began his career working for CBS-Beijing in 1985, after which he pursued advanced degrees at the University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins and Stanford University. Since 1995, he has also dealt in Asian antiquities and contemporary art via his gallery outside of Chicago.