• MIAO BIN

    Co-founder of Meet Culture

    Member of Travel Bloggers Greece

    President of Meet Culture Xiao Association

    Co-founder of Muse Academy

    Director of Chengdu Overseas Exchange Association

    Flutist, Dancer, Actor

  • BIO

    Miao Bin graduated from School of Finance, Renmin University of China, and then joined A.P.Moller Maersk as MISE trainee. After graduation from the trainee program of Maersk Broker, he worked as shipbroker in Beijing, Shanghai, Copenhagen and Athens. This professional experiences led him in a variety of positions in international business environment, and a strong network across cultures and regions, and he has gained a deep insight in international business, and been able to bridge gaps and overcome obstacles among different markets and cultures.

     

    He founded Meet Culture together with his partner Eley Yuan, which has been developed to be a leading culture company between China and Greece, and in the past years, he successfully accomplished a large amount of projects such as Meet Greece Music Journey in 2015, 2017 and 2018, concerts in both Greece and China, first album between China and Greece "Aegean", Chinese Cultural Talks in Athens, Greek Library in Chengdu, etc. Based on these projects of high-quality, he has made Meet Culture a well-known brand in both Greek and Chinese culture, tourism and education markets.

     

    In China, he also founded Muse Academy, which is the first institution in China focusing on the ancient Greek musical and theatrical education. Weekly classes, master seminars, summer and winter schools, performances, etc. will be organized in Muse Academy.

     

    He is the only Chinese travel blogger living in Greece, and a member of Travel Bloggers Greece. In China, he has been closely collaborating with the biggest Chinese social media Sina Weibo, as well as the main OTAs Ctrip.com and Qunar.com, Baidu Travel and Youpu Travel, etc. In Greece, He has been working together with Marketing Greece, Greece National Tourism Organization, Municipality of Zakynthos, Municipality of Athens, Region of Crete, Consulate General of Greece in Shanghai, etc. In 2017, he and his partner Eley published their book "Adventure with Greek Gods" in China which is about Greek tourism and culture and received the score of 9.1/10 in douban.com, and also organized the book sharing events in the big bookstores in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Chengdu. With his efforts, Chinese tourists are having more and more information about traveling in Greece.

     

    He is also a flutist, performing the Chinese flute Xiao which is the most ancient Chinese instrument. He has been studying Xiao with his master Zhang Di for years. In 2012, he founded the non-profit Chinese traditional culture organization Magnolia Culture Association in Shanghai, and during his time in Greece, he has organized the Chinese traditional culture events about Xiao, Guqin, Guzheng, calligraphy, martial arts, tea ceremony, etc. He performed with the Greek and Chinese musicians in the concerts in Athens, Santorini, Chengdu, etc.

     

    He has made efforts to facilitate the relationship between the Greek and Chinese cities. In 2017, Chengdu and Patra became sister cities.

     

    He is now studying in the postgraduate program of Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese. He is the representative of Study in Greece in China, and help the Chinese students to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Greece.

  • PROJECTS

    2012, founded the non-profit Chinese traditional culture organization Magnolia Culture Association in Shanghai;
    2013-2016, a series of Chinese Cultural Talks in Greece;

    2014.04, Chinese cuisine program for Mega TV;

    2014.07, first ever Guqin Concerts "Ancient Music from China" in Athens and Santorini;

    2015.05, as the only Asian travel blogger attended Blogtrotters 2015 in Thessaloniki;

    2015.06, initiated the promotion project for ancient Greek lyre in China;

    2015.06, assisted China Southeast Television to film the documentary "Maritime Silk Road";

    2015.10, organized 2015 Meet Greece Music Journey, published the first ever album between China and Greece "Aegean" and organized the Greek-Chinese concerts in Athens and Santorini;

    2016.04, founded Meet Culture China in Chengdu, and started the Greek Library project to organize weekly Greek cultural events;

    2016.05, invited to be the partner of Hermes Ancient Greek Music Archaeological Project of University of Athens;

    2016.08, organized 2016 Meet China Music Journey, and invited Greek musicians to Lishui Festival and the concerts in Nanjing, Wuxi and Shanghai, as well as the sharing event and ancient Greek lyre workshop;

    2016.11, organized Aegean concert in Jinsha Theatre in Chengdu;

    2017.01, facilitate Chengdu and Patra to be sister cities;

    2017.03, invited to attend the Reception for Greek National Day by Consulate General of Greece in Shanghai, and organized the concert for the reception;

    2017.04, organized the Chinese concert of Guqin, Xiao, Handdrum Kun Opera in Chengdu;

    2017.08, founded Meet Culture Xiao Association in Chengdu and organize weekly lectures about Xiao;

    2017.09, organized 2017 Meet Greece Music Journey, and collaborated with Postscriptum and Hellenic Ministry of Culture on the concert "China Meets Greece" in Megaron Mousikis, with Municipality of Lefkada on the concert in Lefkada, and with many other parters such as National Archaeological Museum, Municipality of Zakynthos, Boutari Winery, etc.

    2017.10, presentation titled “Two Ancient Civilizations Meet Each Other —— How to Make Culture Exchange in a More Practical Way” in Orange Grove in Athens;

    2017.10, Aegean - Chinese and Greek music and dance performance in Michael Kakoyannis Theatre;

    2017.10, published "Adventure with Greek Gods" in China;

    2017.10, partnered with Study in Greece to introduce Greek undergraduate and postgraduate education to Chinese students;

    2017.10, partnered with Nikolaos Brass to promote ancient Greek instruments to Chinese market;

    2018.01, joined Salsa Cubana Chengdu to promote Cuban Salsa in Chengdu;

    2018.04, awarded Ambassador of Tourism by Municipal Government of Suining;

    2018.04, founded Muse Academy which is the first institution in China focusing on the ancient Greek musical and theatrical education;

    2018.07, participated in Epidaurus Lyceum;

    2018.08, organized the sharing event about ancient Greek music and mythology and a concert for children in Muse Academy;

    2018.09, organized 2018 Meet Greece Music Journey, and collaborated with Ross Daly on the concert in Basilica of Saint Mark in Heraklion, and with University of Peloponnese on the event "When Chinese Music Meets Greek Drama" in Vouleftikon in Nafplio.

  • VIDEOS

    Maritime Silk Road - Story about Miao Bin and Eley Yuan

    Chinese Cuisine Program in Mega TV

    Miao Bin Sharing His New Book in Chengdu Metro TV

    Improvisation of Xiao and Ancient Greek Lyre

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