Chinese Gordon

Rob Stallard surveys the exploits of one of Britain's greatest heroes in China (China Eye magazine (2008)). When I heard ...
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The UK Chinese Community

Walter Fung gives a survey of the Chinese communities in the UK. The article first appeared in SACU's China Eye ...
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The Chinese in Britain

This is a historical article from an early issue of China Now magazine. Jenny Clegg tells the story of Britain's ...
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Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor: Translator of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Cyril Cannon worked in the printing industry before moving to academia, undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the London School ...
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First Impressions of Chinese about the West

China's introduction to Europe was a bewildering experience. R.G. Tiedemann, a lecturer at "S.O.A.S. University of London" ➚ describes how ...
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Robert Hart: a man of two worlds

Martin Lynn recounts the experiences of Robert Hart employed by the Chinese in the dying phases of the Qing Dynasty ...
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Agnes Smedley 1892-1950

Alice Roberts describes the fascinating life of a committed American friend of China : Agnes Smedley, the article first appeared ...
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China and Bertrand Russell

Tony Simpson is the editor of ‘The Spokesman’, the quarterly journal of The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. In September 2015, ...
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Senior British Born Chinese, who we are, where we came from

Walter Fung tells the story of Britain's Chinese community. A version of this article (BBCs-Who we are, where we came ...
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Victorian and Edwardian views of China

This article from SACU's China Now magazine in 1988 surveys how the English viewed China one hundred years ago. 'Solicitously ...
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How to be half-Chinese

Sophie Taylor explores the ambiguity in being labelled - 'half-Chinese'. This article was first published in SACU's China in Focus ...
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Cooperatives in China

Tim Zachernuk has been living in China since 1995 working on rural development and poverty alleviation projects. Starting in 2000 ...
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Sightseeing, family and SACU Business – a trip to China 2017

Our Chair, Zoë Reed was on holiday and visiting family in China in October 2017. Zoë and her husband, Richard ...
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Bloomsbury in China – Julian Bell, a teacher in Wuhan University in 1935-37

Shortly after arriving in Wuhan in 1935 to teach English at the university there, Julian Bell, the nephew of Virginia ...
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Understanding China – an essay on SACU’s 50th Anniversary

Jenny Clegg is a Vice-president of SACU. She was a Senior Lecturer in International Studies, and a China Specialist at ...
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Early SACU Tours

There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when travel to China by Westerners was very limited. At this ...
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SACU’s Foundation

To mark SACU’s golden anniversary this article by Rob Stallard looks back to the events leading up to its foundation ...
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Background to the formation of SACU in 1965

This article by Derek Bryan, SACU’s First Secretary, recounts the events leading up to the formation of SACU in 1965 ...
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History of China UK Friendship Societies before SACU

Before SACU was set up in 1965, there had been a series of organisations concerned to develop closer understanding between ...
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