You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Names

Explorer Wong How Man finds himself in Boston

Wong How Man (right), founder of the China Exploration & Research Society, with Dick Friedman at Towne Stove and Spirits.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Wong How Man (right), founder of the China Exploration & Research Society, with Dick Friedman at Towne Stove and Spirits.

Continue reading below

Boy, did we feel puny listening to Wong How Man the other night. A pal of Charles Hotel owner Dick Friedman and restaurateur Patrick Lyons, the remarkable Wong is a noted explorer and photojournalist, and also the founder and president of the China Exploration & Research Society. It wasn’t clear why Wong was in town, but we’re sure glad Friedman invited him to talk about some of his experiences and expeditions, including his discovery of the source for the Yangtze River, his work restoring Tibetan monasteries, and reintroducing Burmese cats to their homeland. Among those gathered at Lydia Shire’s Towne Stove and Spirits to listen were Summer Shack chef Jasper White, HFF’s John Fowler, geneticist Wendy Chao of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Global Post editor Charlie Sennott, and Charles Hotel GM Alex Attia.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.