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September 2020

SACU Public Event: UK-China Relations: Finding the way forward for cooperation in difficult times

September 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding SACU Public Event US-China relations are deteriorating alarmingly, and the UK government has allowed itself to get drawn into the growing crisis.  Yet over recent decades, relations of cooperation between the UK and China have grown firm roots, building interdependencies across many fields, to the great benefit of both sides. SACU has invited a panel of speakers with differing areas of expertise, but all with long-standing experience of working with Chinese counterparts, to discuss their experiences and their views on the value, the challenges and the benefits of cooperating with China, as well as the prospects,…

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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 its activities, organised around our three working groups. Members are invited to choose one of the three working groups: UK…

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November 2020

SACU Council meeting

November 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SACU Council meets on Saturday 14th November 11.30am-1.30pm. This is the first Council meeting after our AGM held 10th October 2020. Council will be meeting on Teams - Agenda and links have been sent to Council members.

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SACU & HSBC Joint Event with online talk by Michael Wood, SACU President

November 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SACU is delighted to hold a joint event with HSBC China Connect (HCC) when SACU President Michael Wood will present his insights and experiences of China and Chinese life, as well as introducing his new book, The Story of China.     This is a members-only event held on Zoom. The Zoom link and password have recently been sent out in our November eNewsletter. Please email questions to membership@sacu.org.uk     HSBC China Connect (HCC) Connecting colleagues to Chinese business, culture and language    

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The Early Years of SACU: SACU ChinaChat by Zoom

November 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"The Early Years of SACU" with Graham Perry in conversation with SACU Archivist Linxi Li. Graham Perry has made over 70 visits to China as a businessman, negotiating with China's trade corporations. He is Visiting Professor of Dispute Resolution at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. An early member of SACU, he has also been an active Vice-Chairman of SACU. Graham Perry, early SACU member This is the first talk in the SACU ChinaChat series "Your Stories with China". SACU ChinaChats are informal meetings for members only. The Zoom link for member registrations was included in our November…

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December 2020

Paper Ambassadors from China: Richard Morel, Curator, British Library’s Philatelic Collections

December 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paper Ambassadors from China: The Life & Stamp Designs of Mrs Lu Tianjiao (1954-2001) A talk for the opening ceremony of SACU-PKU Essay/Art Competition 2020-2021, on 5th December. Join Dr Frances Wood, SACU Vice President, and hear Richard Morel, Curator, British Library's Philatelic Collections, talk about the first woman to design stamps in China. Time: Saturday 5th December, 3.00pm Please join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85889028173?pwd=dE9IMEIybXJRdXVxaEpXaWlIeTlWUT09   SACU's Essay/Art Competition This event launches the 5th year of SACU's Essay/Art Competition held jointly with Peking University each year since SACU commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2015. The aim of the competition is to help young people…

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January 2021

The May Fourth Movement and its Cultural Impact: a SACU ChinaChat

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SACU ChinaChat online event for SACU members:  The May Fourth Movement and its Cultural Impact,  a discussion led by Rob Stallard and Michael Sheringham, Thursday 21 January, 6.00-7.00 pm   An online presentation and discussion on the May Fourth Movement, the patriotic protests at the end of WW1 and the literary/cultural movement that accompanied it.   Rob Stallard, SACU Vice President and a long-standing member of SACU, has written many articles for China Eye and produces his own series of online histories of China and aspects of Chinese life and culture.   Michael Sheringham has also been a long-standing member of SACU and regularly contributes…

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February 2021

SACU Council and Working Groups Meetings, Saturday 20 February 2021

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

SACU Council (morning) and three Working Groups Meetings (afternoon). The next meeting of SACU's Council of Management takes place on Saturday 20th February, 11.00am - 1.00pm by Microsoft Teams. A Calendar Invite will be sent to SACU Council members In the afternoon, all SACU members are invited to join one of SACU's three Working Groups meetings by Zoom. 2.30 Welcome 2.45 Break up into Working Group meetings 3.30 Council meeting reconvened 4.00 Meeting close The three groups are: Public Education (led by Zoe Reed) Membership Support and Development (led by Ros Wong) China Connections and Heritage (led by Fang Wang). Agendas…

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March 2021

Neil Taylor in conversation with SACU Archivist Linxi Li

March 27 @ 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 opportunity. The opening of China in 1980s generated a wider public interest and SACU, which was able to expand tours,…

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April 2021

Standing Up To Sinophobia: from Fu Manchu to Bat Soup

April 6 @ 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 of Sinophobia and how we might tackle it: Dr Diana Yeh Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Culture and the Creative Industries and…

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