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February 2019

The Meridian Society’s Chinese New Year Celebration

February 9, 2019

Saturday 9th February The Meridian Society's Chinese New Year Celebration SACU's partner organisation The Meridian Society invites you to join them for their Chinese New Year celebration:- "Firstly we will be going to BFI Southbank for the documentary triptych by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni depicting life in 1970s China. Afterwards we will be going for a Chinese new year meal at Taste of China in Bloomsbury. The two can be booked separately or together." Times 13.30pm for 13.40 at BFI Southbank (website for directions) 17.45 for 18.00 at Taste of China, (googlemaps for directions) As places are limited please e-mail to reserve your place early. The deadline for booking is extended to Wednesday 30th January with payment no later than Friday 1st February. Priority…

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Chinese Labour Corps: Library of Birmingham Exhibition

February 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2ND United Kingdom
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The Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham is commemorating the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I. In November 2018, Britain commemorated the end of World War I with events across the country. One group that has been consistently overlooked is the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) – volunteers from mainland China who were sent by the Chinese government to support the British and French armies on the Western Front. While hostilities ceased in November 1918 and troops returned home, the CLC remained behind to clear battlefield debris into 1919 with the final units not leaving until September 1920, almost two…

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March 2019

The Story of China: SACU Talk by Professor Michael Wood

March 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
EY Canary Wharf, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf
London, E14 5EY United Kingdom
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Illustrated with film clips, Michael Wood reflects on some of the themes in his recent highly praised series on Chinese history, and looks forward to his forthcoming film on the 40th anniversary of Deng's Reform and Opening Up. Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester and author of some 120 documentary films which have been shown worldwide. Of his 'Story of China' series the Chinese state news agency Xinhua said it had "transcended the barriers of ethnicity and belief and brought something inexplicably powerful and touching to the TV audience." This free…

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July 2019

From Old London to New Milton Keynes: Chinese Identities in Britain: SACU Free Talks and Film

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street
London, SW1X 0BD United Kingdom
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From Old London to New Milton Keynes: Chinese Identities in Britain; SACU Free Talks and Film     The Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) is delighted to invite you to this afternoon of talks and a film, timed to coincide with the Lao She symposium held this year in Beijing to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the birth of novelist and playwright Lao She, one of  20th century China’s most significant literary figures.   Dr Amy Matthewson: Loitering through London with Lao She SACU member Dr Amy Matthewson talks about her really exciting project in conjunction with the Museum of London Docklands…

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October 2019

Three Gorges of the Yangtze River

October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden Chinese Community Centre, 9 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN United Kingdom
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Free

Our partner organisation The Meridian Society is holding this talk with free entry for SACU and The Meridian Society members.   Professor Roger Mason, a member of The Meridian Society, will give a talk on research in the Three Gorges of the Yangtse River, one of the cradles of ancient Chinese culture.   Roger Mason is well known as one of the co-discoverers of a 550 million year old fossilised fern in Leicstershire when a schoolboy. With his interest in rocks aroused he taught and researched geology for 20 years at UCL and then Wuhan University until retiring in 2011. His hobby is translating Chinese poetry into…

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April 2020

Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet – New Film by Michael Wood, SACU President

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are delighted to announce that SACU President Michael Wood presents his new film 'Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet' on BBC FOUR on Monday 6th April at 9.00pm and iPlayer (Film repeated Tuesday 7th April on BBC FOUR at 2.45am) Michael Wood and Sir Ian McKellen conjure up the life, times and words of Du Fu, one of the world's greatest poets. 'There's Dante, there's Shakespeare and there's Du Fu' Prof Stephen Owen - Harvard BBC listing with film clips: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h3dq     

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Art, Music and Poetry: Global Online Performance 2 – Supported by SACU

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the second 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. In the light of COVID-19's rapid spread, the ART SAVES US benefit concert and art auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, is now moving online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace to many, particularly in difficult times. ART SAVES US seeks to use the universal language of art and charity to strengthen the sense of unity and humanity, and to console those in isolation, especially the elderly and the vulnerable. Let art meet charity.…

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Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 3 – Supported by SACU

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the third 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. In the light of COVID-19's rapid spread, the ART SAVES US benefit concert and art auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, has moved online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace to many, particularly in difficult times. ART SAVES US seeks to use the universal language of art and charity to strengthen the sense of unity and humanity, and to console those in isolation, especially the elderly and the vulnerable. Let art meet charity. 3rd,…

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Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 4 – Supported by SACU

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ART SAVES US is inviting you to the fourth 'Art, Music and Poetry' Concert Hour. In the light of COVID-19's rapid spread, the ART SAVES US benefit concert and art auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, has moved online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace to many, particularly in difficult times. ART SAVES US seeks to use the universal language of art and charity to strengthen the sense of unity and humanity, and to console those in isolation, especially the elderly and the vulnerable. Let art meet charity. 3rd,…

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May 2020

Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performance 5 – Supported by SACU

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5th Event In This New On-Line ‘Art, Music & Poetry Hour’ The Young Musicians’ Benefit Hour Supported by Renowned Cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber Friday 1st May 2020 at 7:30pm UK time on Zoom  Concert will mix video performances and artist interviews   This concert will be featuring performances from talented young musicians: Shutian Cheng, Yang Lu, Taejas Venkataraman, Shang-En Pai, Thomas Luke, and Lauren Zhang.⁠  There will be interviews with the young talents conducted by Annabelle Lucas, a St Paul”s Girls School graduate who is now attending Pomona College in the US. Launched to support the incredible work carried out…

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