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Renowned Chinese Explorer to Speak at UWRF

SEPT. 3, 2008--Chinese explorer and University of Wisconsin-River Falls Distinguished Alumnus Wong How Man will visit his alma mater on Sept. 12 to present "China: From Ancient Civilizations to the 2008 Beijing Olympics" at 11 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater of the University Center.

The presentation is free and open to the public. A 2008 Olympic torch-bearer, Wong, who is executive director and founder of the China Exploration & Research Society, will offer an enlightening glimpse into the history, present and future of China.

He will speak about his many adventures and projects and share his prevailing passion and vision for exploration, research, education and cultural preservation.

Wong is internationally known for his exploration of the three largest rivers in China and the discovery of the true source of the Yangtze River. In addition, his efforts toward preserving numerous cultures in western China and on the Tibetan plateau are widely publicized throughout the world. At the 2008 Olympics, he met Michael Phelps and many other medal-winning athletes.

For more information on this event, contact UWRF Global Connections office at 715-425-4891. For more information on Wong How Man and the China Exploration & Research Society, visit . CER is dedicated to the exploration, research, conservation and education about China's remote regions.


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