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July 2018

SACU North West Meeting

July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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All welcome at the Friends Meeting House (Room F17) to get to know other SACU members and plan future SACU events in Manchester and the North West.

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September 2018

SACU Manchester Group meeting

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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The next meeting of SACU Manchester Group to discuss future plans and arrangements will be on Tuesday Sept 11th at 6 pm in Friends Meeting House, F14.

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The Friends Ambulance Unit ‘China Convoy’ – Illustrated Talk and Dinner

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Taste of China, 84 Southampton Row
London, WC2B 6AA United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

This illustrated talk and dinner is organised by The Meridian Society, SACU's affiliated society. The Friends Ambulance Unit 'China Convoy' - a prototype medical NGO The China Convoy, the most international section of the Friends Ambulance Unit, had a commitment to pacifism and to relieving the suffering of the Chinese by re-establshing hospitals across South West China. The Meridian Society is hosting an illustrated talk about the China Convoy by SACU Council member Andrew Hicks after a meal at Taste of…

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October 2018

Chinese Cities Rediscovered: National Human Geography of China Book Launch

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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SACU members are invited by Guanghwa Bookshop to attend the book launch of this major new publishing project.   Throughout its 5000 years of civilization, China has always been a nation with a great diversity of natural geography and human cultures. Today, it is also one of the countries in the world that sees the most rapid urbanization process. There is no better way to understand China than studying its cities in depth. Aiming to publish on 100 cities in…

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February 2019

SACU ChinaCafé with Jessica Darling (SACU members event)

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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Our 2019 series of SACU ChinaCafés is set to begin on Tuesday February 19th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bush House, King’s College London, Strand Campus, and is co-hosted by the Lau China Institute. Our theme this year is historical and present health care here and in China.   The first session will feature Jessica Darling who spent her childhood in China with her father, surgeon Dr Joshua Horn, author of ‘Away With All Pests: An English Surgeon in People’s China…

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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…

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January 2020

The Meridian Society’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday 26th January

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our partner organisation The Meridian Society has arranged a Chinese New Year Celebration and invites SACU members to join them. Firstly they will be going to BFI Southbank for the film Four Springs which documents the daily life of the director's family over four Chinese New Years in the remote town of Dushan in the Guizhou province of southwest China. Afterwards they will be going for a Chinese New Year meal at Taste of China in Bloomsbury. The two can be booked separately or together. Times and venues 2.00 p.m. for 2.20 p.m.…

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August 2020

SACU ChinaChat: Discussion on Hong Kong

August 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SACU Members are invited to join this SACU ChinaChat on Hong Kong on Sunday 23 August at 3.00pm.  The discussion will be led by SACU members Andrew Hicks and Barnaby Powell on Zoom. Andrew Hicks has lived in Chinese-influenced communities in Asia for over twenty years, first lecturing at the University of Hong Kong from 1976 to 1983. Now based in England, he has returned there and to China many times since then, watching them with great affection and recently concern as tensions…

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October 2020

SACU AGM Saturday 10 October 2020 and afternoon workshops for members

October 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

11.30 – 13.00 -- SACU AGM  14.30 – 15.30 -- Join one of SACU’s 3 Working Groups  All SACU members are warmly invited to attend the AGM which will be conducted over Zoom. The day will consist of the Annual General Meeting 2020 in the morning and three working groups sessions in the afternoon. In the afternoon, instead of a ‘live’ public event as in previous years, we will use Zoom to hold afternoon workshops where members can learn more about SACU and…

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March 2021

Neil Taylor in conversation with SACU Archivist Linxi Li

March 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SACU ChinaChat Series - "Your Stories with China": Neil Taylor in conversation with SACU Archivist Linxi Li There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when travel to China by Westerners was very limited. At this pivotal stage of its modern development, SACU offered one of the only ways of going on a tour to China. Strange to say now, participants needed to pass an interview before being considered to go on the tour, so it was a rare…

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