Shanghai Young Bakers | What’s in a name?
Have you wondered why the Chinese name of Shanghai Young Bakers has “haishang” instead of “shanghai”? It turns out that this Chinese name was suggested by a professor teaching Chinese literature at a Shanghai university. “haishang”, meaning “above the sea”, comes from a Chinese poem of the Tang Dynasty 1,300 years ago, which says
Rising above the sea is a bright moon
Shared by all, near or afar, at this same moment
Our students and teachers are young men and women from different parts of China. Our staff and volunteers come from a variety of countries and backgrounds. After a while, some will leave Shanghai and settle down in a new place in the world. However, no matter where we are, near or afar, SYBers all share the same moment by cherishing the memories and continuing supporting the program in whichever way we can.