After Cheung Po died at sea in 1822, Ching Shih moved the family to Macau and opened a gambling house. ", The fleet under her command established hegemony over many coastal villages, in some cases even imposing levies and taxes on settlements. It's just somehow giving me the aspiration to imitate and self-correct. And of course there's another connection with one of my dear pianist friend from Belgium who considers Baylor to be one of a handful of the best institutions on this continent. And look forward to when you can perform again and see what your students do here at Baylor.  She captured Richard Glasspoole, an officer of the East India Company ship The Marquis of Ely, and seven British sailors in 1809.. A character loosely based on Ching Shih appears in the 2007 film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. A virtuoso performer, she first publicly performed at the age of four and later studied at the age of 14 under legendary Indiana University violinist and teacher, Josef Gingold.  She was also involved in the salt trade there. And in your playing career between then and now, what have been some of your favorite moments, favorite opportunities, the chances to play that have meant the most to you professionally? According to Robert Antony, Ching Shih "robbed towns, markets, and villages, from Macau to Canton. Turner witnessed differently. I was given the opportunity by Ross Lapinski . And now I realize that music is not just a craft to be mastered and executed, it's a Bible of life as the human depth are limited by words. In 2003, Ermanno Olmi made a film, Singing Behind Screens, loosely based on Borges's retelling, though rights problems prevented the Argentine writer from appearing in the credits.. So she's been performing with some of the world's great musicians, including pianists Andreas Schiff, Radu Lupu and violinist, Joshua Bell, which was a colleague of mine as well at Indiana under Mr. Gingold. , In 1844, she died in bed surrounded by her family in Macau, at the age of 69. Sometimes it's difficult to fathom and I would say in mysterious in its depths. He really was a genuine humanitarian. Our ethnicity data indicates the majority is Caucasian. And we lived at that time very close to the border. Assuming they have that love and that aptitude, what would you tell them? She commanded over 300 junks (traditional Chinese sailing ships) manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates:71—men, women, and even children. Thank you so much Derek.  In 1813, Ching Shih gave birth to a son, Cheung Yu Lin. Our great composers such as Bach and Beethoven, Mozart, were amongst the greatest examples of humanity but again great art. Cheng I used military assertion and his reputation to bind former rivalling Cantonese pirate fleets into an alliance. Cheung Po Tsai changed back to his former name, and was repatriated to the Qing Dynasty government. Actually the first time that it happened was when I actually flew back to Vancouver during the spring break here in March, with a friend ended up in DC. We had also concerts and festivals here in North America as well which everything's been postponed for now. Das Leben der Zheng Yisao wurde 2003 in dem Film Cantando dietro i paraventi (internationaler Titel: Singing behind screens) von Ermanno Olmi verfilmt. What makes my connection with Baylor so remarkable and special for me personally is this relationship with Baylor since I was a young teenager. And I will quote from the Greek violinist Jascha Heifetz, he's considered by many the king of violinists. Right now I'm playing on an old Italian violin made in Milan built in 1740. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Shi Smith. Their expertise, commitment, dedication and passion as well as every person on the faculty and staff here has made every effort they could to help me in so many ways. Ching Shih:65 (Chinese: 鄭氏; lit. Patricia Shih is an internationally recognized violinists and Associate Professor of Violin in the Baylor University School of Music. , On March 19, 2018, a character who references the real-life Ching Shih, named "Madame Shih" was added to the MMORPG Runescape, debuting in a pirate-themed quest titled "Pieces of Hate".  Afterlife, a 2006 OEL graphic novel, depicts Ching Shih as a guardian who fights demons to protect the denizens of the underworld. And I would imitate by ear all the melodies which I had heard her play. On 16 November 1807, Cheng I died in Vietnam at the age of 39. 18.2k Followers, 2,292 Following, 13 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Shi Smith (@shiyunsmith) Mm-hmm (affirmative) What do you remember? She also arranged for Cheung Po and other pirates in the fleets to be given positions in the Chinese bureaucracy.. There's so many things. However, Ching Shih managed to pillage and take over the government ships. It's been a really great pleasure being here and speaking to you. Red Flag, a limited series which centers on Ching Shih, starring Maggie Q and Francois Arnaud, was scheduled to start filming in the fall of 2014 in Malaysia.