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June 2021

A Moral Question, A Moral Duty: SACU ChinaChat with Iris Yau

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SACU ChinaChat meeting for members:  "A Moral Question, A Moral Duty" - Behind the scenes with SACU member Iris Yau, Curator of the exhibition "Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China" currently open at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.   The Exhibition: “Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China” retells one of the largely forgotten histories of the relationship between Britain and China in the 19th Century. It draws on several collections, using artefacts to explore the history of the Opium Wars. Botanical arts and tools, historical artefacts about silk, missionary work and intercultural shared experiences in China recorded by British Missionaries throughout this period…

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SACU-Peking University Essay/Art Competition 2020-2021 Online Awards Ceremony

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All SACU members are welcome to join with the students from both the UK and China for this year's Awards Ceremony of the Essay/Art Competition, organised jointly by SACU and Peking University. The SACU/ Peking University Essay Competition began in 2015 as part of SACU’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Now in its 5th year, the aim of the competition is to help young people learn about the development of friendship and understanding between the UK and China and to consider how this might be further promoted. The submissions could be an essay or an artistic form, which could involve for example photography,…

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Michael Crook and his mother Isabel from Beijing in Conversation with Dr Frances Wood, SACU Vice President

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us, and the SACU-Peking University Essay/Art Competition entrants to hear the amazing story of the Crook family - Isabel is now 104 years old and has lived in China all her life, and with husband David Crook, raising her 3 sons there including Michael. This event is open to the public and follows SACU-Peking University Essay/Art Competition 2020-2021 Awards Ceremony held online for students from both the UK and China.   SACU member Michael Crook, British / Canadian, was born in Beijing in 1951 of British and Canadian parents who met in China. His Canadian mother Isabel was born in Chengdu…

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July 2021

SACU Council and Working Groups Meetings Saturday 31 July 2021

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

SACU Council (morning) and three Working Groups Meetings (afternoon). 11.00am-1.00pm: The next meeting of SACU’s Council of Management takes place on Saturday 22 May 2021, 11.00am – 1.00pm by Zoom. The Agenda and papers with embedded Zoom link will be sent to SACU Council members. 2.30-4.00pm: All SACU members are invited to join SACU’s Working Groups meeting by Zoom to plan the programme of upcoming events. Agendas and Zoom link will be sent out to members who are involved a few days before the meeting. The three groups are: Public Education (led by Zoe Reed) Membership Support and Development (led…

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