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February 2019

Chinese Labour Corps: Library of Birmingham Exhibition

February 11 @ 11:00 am - March 1 @ 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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SACU ChinaCafé with Jessica Darling (SACU members event)

February 19 @ 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 1954-1969’.  She subsequently returned to the UK to earn a nursing degree and then went back to Beijing where she…

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March 2019

SACU Executive Committee Meeting (including Digital Communications Group)

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street
London, SW1X 0BD United Kingdom
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This Executive Committee meeting will include the George Hogg Education Fund but not the Archives Group. The Digital Communications Group meets from 2.00pm.

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The Story of China: SACU Talk by Professor Michael Wood

March 15 @ 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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April 2019

SACU China Chat: British and Chinese Education (SACU Manchester)

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Sharing experiences of British and Chinese education in an informal setting with opening discussion points from British and Chinese students. Schedule: 16.00 - 17.30 Discussion and Networking Venue: University of Manchester, University Place, Room 5.212. All welcome to this public event hosted by SACU Manchester.  

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May 2019

SACU Council Meeting followed by Programme Group Meeting (Manchester)

May 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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Our next SACU Council meeting takes place on Saturday 18 May followed by our Programme Group meeting. We will meet in Room G1 (Ground Floor) Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Schedule: 11.30am - 1.00pm: SACU Council meeting (morning session) 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch break with SACU Council and local members - please bring your own lunch 2.00pm - 3.30pm: SACU Council meeting (afternoon session) 3.30pm - 4.30pm: SACU Programme Group meeting   All members are welcome to have lunch (which is ‘bring your own’) with us if you happen to be in the vicinity from 1.00pm. This is an…

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July 2019

SACU AGM

July 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street
London, SW1X 0BD United Kingdom
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SACU's AGM Saturday takes place in the morning of 20th July 2019 at St Columba's Church, Pont Street in Knightsbridge: Schedule for the day: 11.30am - 1.00pm: SACU AGM in the Library 11.30am -1.00pm: The Meridian Society (TMS) AGM in the Kirk Session Room 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch ('Bring Your Own Lunch'). All members are welcome to take a packed lunch and join the informal meet up with other SACU members at lunchtime. 2.00pm - 4.30pm: Presentations by Dr Amy Matthewson and SACU Vice President Dr Frances Wood followed by refreshments then a short film by Michael Ho. The afternoon presentations are…

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

July 20 @ 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

China at 70: Looking Back; Looking Ahead

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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To mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, SACU will hold a panel discussion to reflect on China's past and future.    1st October 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. To mark this occasion, SACU will hold a panel discussion on October 16th to reflect on China's past achievements and future challenges. As a bonus, a special photo exhibition from SACU's Archives will be shown for the first time!   Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019 Time: 5.30pm to register for 6.00pm start Venue: Lecture Room S.-3.20, Strand…

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Three Gorges of the Yangtze River

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