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April 2021

Standing Up To Sinophobia: from Fu Manchu to Bat Soup

April 6, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The increase in hate crime against Chinese people is alarming. As an organisation with the mission to build friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and the UK, it is important that we provide a platform and facilitate dialogue that will help understand this terrible feature of British society and work with others to tackle it. Dr Jenny Clegg SACU Vice-President will open the event with a presentation on Fu Manchu. A distinguished panel will look at the distinctive nature…

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June 2021

Education as a Bridge to Anglo-Chinese Understanding: SACU Panel Discussion

June 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SACU Panel Discussion - SACU's Public Education Working Group has assembled an excellent speaker panel to cover multiple aspects of this vital collaboration. The Expert Panel will discuss education about China in the UK as a 'Bridge to Anglo-Chinese Understanding'.   Panel: Tim Clissold is a well-known writer on China, author of Mr China: a Memoir (2005); China Rules (2014); and most recently Cloud Chamber (2021). He is a Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge University China Centre and a champion…

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October 2021

Railways and Reunions – SACU Public Event

October 2, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wesley Hotel Euston, 81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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This year our AGM will be preceded by a public event which we are delighted to have jointly organised with the Manchester Consul General of the Chinese Embassy.  In brief we are planning a joint event which we will host to mark the 110th Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution.   We will bring together family members of Sun Yat-sen and James Cantlie who played such a critical role in helping Sun Yat-sen when he fled to London in 1896. The event…

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1921 (film) – SACU Co-Sponsors Special Online Screening

October 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a special online screening of '1921', a full length feature film produced to mark this year's centenary of the Communist Party of China. It is set against the background of the intense class struggle waged by the young Chinese working class in Shanghai in particular. The action also takes us to Moscow, Paris and elsewhere. Key early Chinese communists like Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping all feature in this not to be missed film. A review…

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The Case for Cross Cultural Dialogues: Webinar Discussion on Literature and Art – SACU in Partnership with Blackfriars Oxford and Georgetown University, USA

October 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

In this webinar U.K. historians Professors Michael Wood and Kerry Brown (both SACU members) will discuss their enthusiasm for Chinese literature, art, and performance with Kathryn Temple of Georgetown University and Tong Ping, a native of Chengdu—a city famed for its pandas but also as an intersection of differing Chinese cultures. The discussion will be co-chaired by Michael Scott, who has held fellowships at two Chinese universities and published a book in China on the stories of King Arthur (and SACU…

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China Week 25-29 October 2021 – SACU partners the Lau China Institute, King’s College London

October 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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We are delighted to take part as partners for the Lau China Institute's China Week, a flagship series of events on China, climate change and the environment. The inaugural China Week will be held from 25th-29th October, the week prior to the UN COP26 in Glasgow, as a forum for discussion on China’s role in addressing the greatest global challenge of our time. We invite you to join us for a week of high-level panel discussions, film screenings, book launches, photography exhibitions, and…

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December 2021

Shakespeare and the Sinophone World – SACU and Partners Online Event

December 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Asian Embodiment of a White Canon: Shakespeare and the Sinophone World: This event is part of the China and the West: Cultural Dialogues series, sponsored by Georgetown University's Future of the Humanities Project (a partnership with Campion Hall, Oxford, and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford) in cooperation with SACU.    Shakespeare’s tragedies have inspired incredible work in the Sinophone theatres of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The tragedies have been reimagined as political theatre, feminist operas, Buddhist meditations, and even comedies and…

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China, Climate Change, COP26 – What Comes Next? SACU Panel Discussion

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SACU has assembled an excellent speaker panel to discuss China and the post COP26 period. This is a free online event on Wednesday 8th December, 5.30pm-7.00pm (GMT) About this event SACU's Expert Panel will discuss what comes next for China and the world following COP26, with a focus on addressing the following questions: How should China’s involvement in COP26 be assessed and what role will it play in tackling climate change post COP26? What opportunities or challenges does China face…

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From Pith Paper Painting to the Thirteen Hongs of Canton: Sharing Stories about the Maritime Silk Road

December 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) London and partners will co-present an online talk about Pith paper painting. SACU Vice President Dr Frances Wood will talk with Mr Alastair Blackburn and experts in Guangzhou in this latest edition of "Rediscover China in the UK series".   This event will be hosted by Dr Frances Wood, who is a well-known sinologist and Vice-President of the Society for Anglo Chinese Understanding. Mr Alastair Blackburn who was a British collector of pith paper paintings,…

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February 2022

Young SACU Hotpot – Saturday 26 February, 8.00pm

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Haidilao HotPot, Unit 4/5 Coventry Street
London, W1D 7DH United Kingdom
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Come and chat about China! We would love to welcome you to Young SACU's first Hotpot event - aimed at young people with China experience or an interest in engaging with China. Come and discuss your time in China while enjoying delicious Haidilao Hotpot! This event is open to everyone, both SACU members and the general public. £23 per person (all food included!)   Reserve your place on Eventbrite here    

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