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December 2018

SACU Archives Group Meeting

December 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
British Library First Floor Cafe, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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SACU Archives Group will meet on Sunday 16th December to plan the comprehensive project which will organise, digitise and make SACU's archives more easily available to everyone. There are 4 components: (1) catalogue, preserve and digitise our extensive photograph collection; (2) catalogue, preserve and digitise SACU's organisational documents; (3) catalogue, preserve and digitise the historic material contained in our old website; (4) collect oral histories from SACU members and others who can help us construct a full history of SACU. We are particularly keen to hear from older SACU members about their memories so please get in contact!  

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January 2019

SACU Archives Committee Meeting

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
British Library First Floor Cafe, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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The next SACU Archives Committee Meeting will meet to discuss the funding bid for the SACU Archives Project.

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Meet the Chilli Bean Paste Clan: An Evening with Yan Ge and Nicky Harman

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guanghwa Bookshop, 112 Shaftsbury Avenue
London, W1D 5EJ United Kingdom
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Set in a fictional town in West China, the novel, The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, is the story of the Duan-Xue family, owners of the lucrative chilli bean paste factory, and their formidable matriarch. As Gran’s 80th birthday approaches, her middle-aged children get together to make preparations. Family secrets are revealed and long-time sibling rivalries flare up with renewed vigour. As Shengqiang struggles unsuccessfully to juggle the demands of his mistress and his wife, the biggest surprises of all come from Gran herself…   Join the author Yan Ge and the translator Nicky Harman on the evening, and catch a…

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SACU Council and Programme Group Meetings

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street
London, SW1X 0BD United Kingdom
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SACU's quarterly Council meeting will be held in the Library of St Columba's Church, 11.30am-3.30pm. The Programme Group will meet immediately afterwards, 3.30pm-5.00pm. Agendas will be sent out in due course.

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China and the Korean Nuclear Crisis

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hulme Hall University of Manchester Hall of Residence, Oxford Place
Manchester, M14 5RR United Kingdom
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China and the Korean Nuclear Crisis by SACU Manchester and University of Manchester Politics Society China and North Korea have been described in the past as being as close as ‘lips and teeth’ but in recent decades relations have come under strain over North Korea’s nuclearisation. What role has China played with regard to the Korean nuclear crisis? And what does this tell us about the kind of new superpower China is becoming? Glyn Ford, author of Talking to North Korea (Pluto, 2018) and North Korea on the Brink (Pluto, 2007) will be in conversation with Dr Jenny Clegg, Vice-President…

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February 2019

Chinese Labour Corps: Exhibition at Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham, 1 February 2019

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCC-B, 99 Bradford Street
Birmingham, B12 0NS United Kingdom
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Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Men of World War I: Exhibition at the Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham Friday 1 Feb to Friday 8 Feb (not Sunday 3 Feb) The Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham is going to stage the first exhibition in the West Midlands about the Chinese Labour Corps in February 2019, coinciding with Chinese New Year. 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…

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Chinese Labour Corps: Exhibition at Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham, 2 Feb 2019

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Men of World War I: Exhibition at the Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham Friday 1 Feb to Friday 8 Feb (not Sunday 3 Feb) The Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham is going to stage the first exhibition in the West Midlands about the Chinese Labour Corps in February 2019, coinciding with Chinese New Year. 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…

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Chinese Labour Corps: Exhibition at Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham, 4-8 Feb 2019

February 4 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 4:00 pm
CCC-B, 99 Bradford Street
Birmingham, B12 0NS United Kingdom
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Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Men of World War I: Exhibition at the Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham Friday 1 Feb to Friday 8 Feb (not Sunday 3 Feb) The Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham is going to stage the first exhibition in the West Midlands about the Chinese Labour Corps in February 2019, coinciding with Chinese New Year. 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…

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Happy New Year of the Pig!

February 5 - February 10

Here is our list of Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations around the UK (plus NYC and Sydney). Happy New Year! 新年快乐! London ...............https://londonist.com/…/chinese-new-year-in-london-events-c… Manchester...........https://www.visitmanchester.com/ideas-and…/chinese-new-year… Liverpool.............. https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/celebrations-for-chinese-ne…/ Cardiff.................. https://cardiff.carpe-diem.events/…/9215152-chinese-new-ye…/ Macclesfield...........https://www.macclesfield-tc.gov.uk/celebrating-chinese-new…/ Bangor................ https://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/…/17354591.chinese-y…/ Sheffield................https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/confucius/events/cny Birmingham............https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/…/chinese-new-year-2019-wh… Southampton.........https://www.ukshaolintemple.com/event/chinese-new-year-2019/ Newcastle...............https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/…/chinese-new-year-2019-wha… York........................https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-new-year-2019-at-york-… New York...............https://www.cityguideny.com/article/Chinese-New-Year-NYC… Leeds.....................https://www.visitleeds.co.uk/whats-on/chinese-new-year.aspx Sydney..................https://www.sydney.com/…/chinese-new-year-celebration-year-…

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The Meridian Society’s Chinese New Year Celebration

February 9

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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