Chartered Engineers Pacific - China's Engineers: from Li Bing (3rd Century B.C.) to today

Li Bin designed the flood prevention/irrigation system at Dujiangyan in the 3rd Century B.C. It is still in use today. It is one of China’s greatest engineering projects. It was followed by the Great Wall, the Yellow River dykes, the Grand Canal and many other mega-projects. 

in the Far West of China, the Turfan irrigation system has turned desert in to a rich fruit growing area. In recent times huge dams have been built, an extensive rail system built, and artificial islands constructed in the South China Sea. Despite this engineering brilliance, no later engineer has achieved the fame that came to Li Bin. I will discuss the role of engineers in Chinese history and present.

Diana Lary is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. She completed both her degree and PhD at the University of London. She has spent several years in China, the first-time teaching English (1964 to 65) and later working as the resident sinologist in the Canadian Embassy in Beijing (1985 to 87).

As a Professor in Canada, Lary has focused on modern China, particularly on the impact of warfare on Chinese society. She also works on Chinese migration, within China and outside the country She has travelled extensively in Asia and spent long periods doing research in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

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19:00 - 21:00

This event is provided free of charge, includes a coffee/snacks table and welcomes all interested members and guests.

Conference Rooms, Accent Inns Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby V5C 6N5

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No Registration Required:  50 seats are available, first-come-first-seated

Excellent opportunity to network among multi-discipline engineers and others!

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