2/13 – 2/21
A message from our founder
You’ve probably heard by now about the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. It’s unfortunate that for most people outside China, this event is their first introduction to that beautiful city.
For me, Wuhan is a deeply important part of my story. I spent five years in the 1980s there as a student at Tongji Medical College. Wuhan is where I was trained to be a doctor, medical scientist and became independent; met my husband, and found lifelong friends, many of whom are being on the frontline of the fight against this virus as clinicians in the local hospitals.
My heart aches for Wuhan and for my friends who put themselves at risk to fulfill their calling. In my current position, it pains me that there is not much I can do to help them directly. What little I can do is to represent Wuhan through the medium we Chinese love the most: food.
For the next eight weeks from February 16 to April 12, Sumiao will be offering Wuhan’s most famous street food, Hot Dry Noodles 热干面 as a special addition and Beef & Egg Rice Noodles 湖南卤粉 chosen from our regular menu as my way to show solidarity between my home province and the city that adopted me. We offer Hot Dry Noodles in appetizer size to allow more guests to fit it into their meal as a side dish. On behalf of you and Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, all revenue from these two dishes will be donated to the Tongji Medical College Oversea Alumni Association (TJMCOAA). These funds will be exclusively used to help and support the local hospitals and clinicians in Wuhan .
The small money represent our best efforts, love and support, including the strong solidarity.
I hope that one day, when this virus is a distant memory, you will find the chance to visit Wuhan to sail down the Yangtze River, see the East Lake teeming with lotus flowers and surrounded by cherry blossoms, and climb the 2,000 year-old Yellow Crane Tower. And of course, have some Hot Dry Noodles. That’s the Wuhan I know and love.
For now, please join me in slurping these noodles as we hold Wuhan in our hearts.
而武汉却是我的人生中至关重要的一站。八十年代， 青春年少的我从家乡湖南去武汉求学，在同济医学院学习了五年。在那里，我梦想着成为一名救死扶伤的医生和医学科学家， 并成长为一个独立的个体；在那里，我遇到了我的爱人，收获了爱情和终身伴侣，结识了许多相伴一生的知心朋友；而当下尤为重要的是，我留守在武汉的所有医生同学正战斗在抵抗新冠病毒的临床医疗前线。
Founder, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
Where is Wuhan?
Wuhan is in the center of China. It sits in a crucial point along the Yangtze river and has served as a key strategic and commercial center for the entire South-Central part of China for millennia.
What is Wuhan known for?
Wuhan is the 9th most populous city in China, with 11 million residents (for comparison, New York City has 9 million). Because of its central location, Wuhan is known as the “Chicago of the East,” a major transportation distribution center for agricultural and manufactured goods.
In recent history, Wuhan was the site of the Wuchang Uprising of 1911 which toppled the Qing Dynasty, the last dynasty of China.
The most famous sites are the Yellow Crane Tower and the East Lake. But don’t go in the summer! It’s known as one of the hottest cities in China.
What are Hot Dry Noodles?
A bowl of al dente dry noodle drizzled with hot and savory sesame sauce, sprinkled with chopped spring onion. Traditionally, it is eaten for breakfast since it’s so fast and easy to prepare. A poor med student could eat it all day, though!
Who is Tongji Medical College Overseas Alumni Association (TJMCOAA)?
Tongji Medical College is a top medical school in Wuhan, China. It became part of the newly established Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2000. Affiliated hospitals include: Wuhan Union Hospital, Wuhan Tongji Hospital, Wuhan Cancer Hospital and seven other hospitals in total.
TJMCOAA is a United States IRS registered 501(C)(3) organization. It is an independent, nonpolitical, not-for-profit and a volunteer-based association for all overseas TJMC (Tongji Medical College, Wuhan) alumni.
Where does the donation go?
The donation will be used to purchase urgent medical supplies, including but not limited to personal protective equipment (PPE), such as caps, masks, goggles and gowns for the doctors, nurses, and patients in Wuhan Union Hospital 武汉协和医院, Wuhan Tongji Hospital 武汉同济医院 and other Wuhan hospitals in demand.
Donation details will be updated regularly on this page.
How do I donate directly?
If you would like to donate directly to TJMCOAA, see below for donations:
1. Bank Checks (preferred): Payable to TJMCOAA.
Mailing Address: Dr Ling Lin Xie, Rm217BCater-Mattil 2253 TAMU, College Station, TX 77845
After donation，please email Finance Section of TJMCOAA (email@example.com) for tax exemption proof if needed。
2. Wire Transfer:
Account Name: TongJi Medical College Overseas Alumni Association
3.PayPal: Please visit TJMCOAA website: http://www.tjmcoaa.org/
4. Payment for Domestic Alumni：
Contact: Huang Yafei (黄亚非), School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
(1) WeChat: hyf13628627928 (transfer money after adding friends)
(2) Bank Account: 6215583202004871344,
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Guangyuan Branch, Wuhan, China