You are welcome to participate in
From Markov Processes to Brownian Motion and Beyond:
An International Conference in Memory of Kai Lai Chung
June 13-16, 2010, Peking University, Beijing, China
http://www.math.northwestern.edu/chung2010/ Chinese Version
Here is the Group Photo
No registration fee! But you have to send a message to email@example.com to register.
Hotel rooms are in short supply during the summer season. You are expected to find your own accommodation.
If you do need assistance of local organizers, please send an email to yxren at math dot pku dot edu DOT cn
The local organizers have negotiated with the following hotels.
Wenjin Hotel 600 yuan/day a 5-star hotel within a walking distance from the campus Tel: 86-10-62525566 Fax: 86-10-82621556
Ziyuan Hotel 330 yuan/day a 3-star hotel on the boundary of the campus. Tel: 86-10-62757199 Fax: 86-10-62750102
Zhongguanyuan Global Village 380 yuan/day for a standard room with two beds and 320 yuan/day for a single-bed room Tel: 86-10-62752288 Fax: 86-10-62752289
You will need a visa to enter
Transportation: Now the Metro Line 4 is available, with a stop at the east gate of Peking University. You are encouraged to take the metro for a long-haul trip (e.g. to the downtown). The most convenient way is however to take a taxi. It is cheap (in the Western standard, 2 yuans per kilometer) and safe. You pay exactly the amount shown in the meter. Do not pay tips. Tips and tax are included in the price. The night rate (between 23:00pm-6:00 am) is 120% of the regular price. Be aware that an unlicensed taxi may overcharge you. The plate number of a licensed taxi begins with B.
the airport to Hotels and/or the campus
RMB(=Ren Min Bi =
People’s money). The basic unit is Yuan (meaning disk). One US dollar is
approximately 6.8 yuans. You will certainly need a
small amount of local money, and can exchange US dollar or Euros at the airport.
The rate and surcharge (if any) are the same at every exchange site. Please
check the rate at
For other currencies you may
have to go to a large branch of the bank of
A Church is located to the south of campus within walking distance. Hillary Clinton spent a Sunday
morning in that church on her first trip to China as the Secretary of State.
Mobile phones are very popular in China. If you wish, you may bring your own mobile
phone and buy a local SIM card at the cost of 30 yuans or less.
Temple of Heaven
The Ming Tombs
The Great Wall
Peking Man Excavation Site at Zhoukoudian (discovered by a professor of Peking University).
National Stadium (including Bird's Nest and the Olympic Park)
798 Art Zone
Wangfujing Shopping District
Qianmen Street (Here
is a video)
Specially for Foreigner:
Hou-hai (bars and restaurants)
Xiu-shui-jie Bazaar (shopping)
Pan Jia Yuan Market (Most of the antiques sold there are fakes!)
The Tour of the Great Wall on June 16:
We will organize a tour of the Great Wall of China (Badaling) for the registered
participants of the conference immediately after the conference. Free transportation
to and from the Wall will be provided, but you are responsible for other expenses of
Tours in China:
You are encouraged to arrange a pre- or post-conference tour by yourself. Check the website
http://english.ctrip.com/. In particular you may consider the World Expo in Shanghai
The Great Wall was first constructed by several kingdoms to protect their own territories. When the Qin
emperor eliminated all other kingdoms in 221 BC, the walls of the former kingdoms were reused and
connected to form the northern boundary of the Qin Empire. Since invasions from the north were the major
A major reconstruction occurred in the Ming dynasty in early 15th century. What we can see today is the
wall built 600 years ago.
It was recently declared that the length of Ming Great Wall is
Early locations of the Great Wall are very hard to trace now. Chinese, ancient and modern, believes in
walls. Every city was surrounded by a wall. Quite often double walls were constructed, and at the extreme,
four walls were built in
down in modern times. Likewise, every college, every company, every community builds a wall (a Jordan curve)
to define its boundary. One can enter or exit only thorough the gates. A first time visitor from China
standing between the Royce Hall and Powell Library may still wonder where UCLA is because he has not
passed through a gate.
The City of Beijing was the capital of the State of Yan, one of the seven Warring States from 5th century BC
to 3rd century BC, and has been the capital of China since 1285 (except for the two brief periods:
are reduced. What you see in
expense of other areas. Because of many opportunities, talented people are sucked from all parts of
the country into the city. There are roughly 11 million residents and 5 million migrant workers in
Haidian is one of 17 districts of the city of Beijing, packed with many colleges and institutes, like
the Latin district in
Welcome to the Kingdom of Gourmand. Please
enjoy the authentic Chinese food, which can be
further classified as Sichuan, Cantonese, Shandong, etc. The well-known Peking duck belongs
to Shandong cuisine. A typical dinner costs 100 yuans and a meal at MacDonald is about 25 yuans.
Here are some restaurants around the campus.
Authentic Chinese cuisine:
1. The restaurant in Building 7 of Shao Yuan (conveniently located and clean).
2. QuanJuDe (Peking Duck) strongly recommended, Phone: 82150018 or 82151015, Tsinghua Science Park.
3. New Kaiyuan (Zhejian cuisine) Phone 82886001 82886002, West of the campus.
4. Kang Long Prince (Hubei cuisine) Phone 62695777 62695888, South of the campus across from the 4th Ring Road.
5. Sky Kitchen (vegetarian) Phone:010-62797078, 62780859, 89833390.
If you have a trouble
with the Chinese menu, there are fast food restaurants nearby:
6. KFC exit the south-west gate and cross the street
7. MacDonald, exit the south-west gate and go south all the way down, near the church.
If you can afford time
and money, here are some expensive restaurants:
8. Ting Li Guan (Hall of Listening to Orioles) in the Summer Palace
9. Fang Shan (Royal style) in Beihai Park)
10. QuanJuDe in Qianmen (the original restaurant)
Watch out for cars! Do not expect cars to stop for you even if you are on a
Tap water can be used to brush teeth, but it is not supposed to be potable!
Public toilets usually do not provide free toilet paper! Carry your own!