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June 2022

The Chinese Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict – Book Talk with Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

June 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Exchange, St Mary’s University, 75 London Road, Twickenham
London, TW1 1BE United Kingdom
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SACU has invited the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable to talk about his book The Chinese Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict? This Free Event is Hybrid - by Zoom and In-person.    Register in advance on Eventbrite: "The Chinese Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict" Book talk with Vince Cable Tickets, Thu 16 Jun 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite     Event access: In-person (limited tickets): St Mary's University, Twickenham. Address: The Exchange, 75 London Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1BE We encourage audiences to…

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Negotiating the New Normality: BPCS Conference 2022

June 23, 2022 @ 8:30 am - June 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6HP
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Co-sponsored by SACU: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June, Oxford: British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies, Annual Conference 2022 The BPCS Annual Conference 2022 - 'Negotiating the New Normality' - intends to provide a platform for scholars of Chinese studies to reflect on how China positions itself in the new global order, and how individuals are adapted to the new normality.  Tickets and schedule available from Eventbrite (here). For more information, please visit http://bacsuk.org.uk/bpcs-annual-conference-2022-programme.  

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July 2022

Open-Air Cinema: In Conversation with Su Tong (China in Context)

July 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street
London, W1D 6JA United Kingdom
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Join Dr Frances Wood for an in-person audience in London as she interviews acclaimed author Su Tong 蘇童 as he joins the event virtually from China.   This hybrid event is free but booking is essential. Online by Zoom: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/chinaexchange/713348/   In Person: China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street, London W1D6JA https://www.tickettailor.com/events/chinaexchange/697810/   Su Tong 蘇童 is one of China’s most acclaimed writers. His representative works include Raise the Red Lantern 《大紅燈籠高高掛》, Rice《米》, My Life as Emperor 《我的帝王生涯》, The Boat to Redemption 《河岸》, and the…

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September 2022

SACU Bridge Builders and Heart in Two Homes

September 24, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Wesley Hotel Euston, 81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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We invite everybody (SACU members and non-members) to a new public event, Bridge-Builders and Heart in two homes! This is the afternoon session of SACU's AGM Day, open to the public.   On: Saturday 24th September 2022 At: 1.30pm - 3.20pm In: The Wesley Conference Hotel, London (81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ) and by Zoom   To register for the public afternoon event (in person or online), please use the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacu-bridge-builders-tickets-409613534107   SACU was invited to…

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October 2022

China Week 2022 – Lau China Institute, King’s College London

October 17, 2022 - October 21, 2022
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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China Week: Exploring China's Digital Revolution, 17-21 October 2022.   SACU is a supporting partner of China Week 2022 presented by the Lau China Institute, King's College London.   The theme of the Lau China Institute's China Week 2022 is China's Digital Revolution, looking at the rapid transformation across all aspects of society and the economy driven by China's advances in technology. Events held throughout the week (including face-to-face, online and hybrid) will provide a forum for discussion and contribute…

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Professor Kerry Brown in Conversation with Dr Jenny Clegg

October 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, in virtual conversation with acclaimed sinologist Prof Kerry Brown to reflect on ten years of Xi Jinping’s leadership, following on to consider the 20th Party Congress. Kerry Brown is a Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London. He is the author of over twenty books on modern Chinese politics and history. His latest book is Xi: a Study in Power. Jenny Clegg is a China specialist,…

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November 2022

China’s Greatest Poet: The Story of Du Fu – Talk by SACU President Michael Wood

November 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kensington Wade School, Fulham Palace Road
London, W6 9ER United Kingdom
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'There's Shakespeare, there's Dante, and there's Du Fu: these are the poets who created the very values by which poetry is judged; they defined the emotional vocabulary of their culture.' Stephen Owen.   In this free illustrated talk Professor Michael Wood OBE, BBC presenter, author, and SACU President, will follow the poet Du Fu’s journey around China – which took place in the midst of one of the worst wars in Chinese history – and explore why his poetry is…

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February 2023

Young SACU Hotpot – London

February 25, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Haidilao HotPot, Unit 4/5 Coventry Street
London, W1D 7DH United Kingdom
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A chill hotpot social at an amazing restaurant for anyone who wants to chat about China.   Reserve on Eventbrite - £28 admission: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-sacu-hotpot-tickets-527219627097?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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May 2023

Global Security Initiative Concept Paper – Panel Discussion

May 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, in conversation with leading experts in the fields of China, peace and defence: John Gittings, Keith Bennett, Tom Unterrainer and Dr Zeno Leoni. About the speakers Dr. Jenny Clegg is a researcher and author specialising in China and Asia Pacific affairs. Her book "China’s Global Strategy: Towards a Multipolar World" was published by Pluto Press in 2009. She is a longtime peace activist. Keith Bennett is a researcher and consultant on China’s international…

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April 2024

The Mission! – The Portico Library, Manchester

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3HY United Kingdom
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Exhibition Curator Iris Yau (SACU Council) is in conversation on the ‘Mission’, the reaction from some churches and Christians to both the opium trade and China. Iris Yau (丘靜雯 FRSA FHEA) discusses Missionaries in China with Dr Debbie Challis (FRHS) and their role in the campaigning against the opium trade, the ambivalent view of the Church of England and eyewitnesses to the trade of it. Book on Eventbrite here (there is a charge): SACU members can attend the event free…

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