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July 2022

SACU X UCFC Film Club: Life Without Principle (2011) Discussion

July 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film Title: LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE   Directed by Johnnie To Starring Ching Wan Lau, Richie Jen, Denise Ho The film will be followed by a panel discussion / conversation 2011 | 107mins | Hong Kong SAR, China | rated (18TBC) The story of three characters: an ordinary bank teller is forced to sell high risk securities to her customers, a small-time thug who delves into the futures index hoping for easy money, and a police inspector who is suddenly desperate for money.   Major Film Festival & Awards: 68th Venice Film Festival Competition Selected Film 48th Golden Horse Awards Best…

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September 2022

SACU AGM 2022 – Members Only Meeting

September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wesley Hotel Euston, 81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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SACU's 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held: On: Saturday 24th September 2022 At: 11.00a.m. In: The Wesley Conference Hotel, London (81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ) and by Zoom   To register for the AGM (members only), please use the following Eventbrite link for both in person and online attendance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacu-agm-2022-tickets-409601277447   AGM papers have been circulated to members in a special members newsletter. Please email SACU Secretary if you have any questions related to the AGM: jacob@sacu.org.uk   The day continues with lunch and an afternoon event open to the public SACU Bridge Builders - the Gao family and…

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SACU Bridge Builders and Heart in Two Homes

September 24, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Wesley Hotel Euston, 81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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We invite everybody (SACU members and non-members) to a new public event, Bridge-Builders and Heart in two homes! This is the afternoon session of SACU's AGM Day, open to the public.   On: Saturday 24th September 2022 At: 1.30pm - 3.20pm In: The Wesley Conference Hotel, London (81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ) and by Zoom   To register for the public afternoon event (in person or online), please use the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacu-bridge-builders-tickets-409613534107   SACU was invited to be part of the CGTN Programme to mark the 50th anniversary of high-level diplomatic relations between the UK and China.…

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October 2022

China Week 2022 – Lau China Institute, King’s College London

October 17, 2022 - October 21, 2022
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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China Week: Exploring China's Digital Revolution, 17-21 October 2022.   SACU is a supporting partner of China Week 2022 presented by the Lau China Institute, King's College London.   The theme of the Lau China Institute's China Week 2022 is China's Digital Revolution, looking at the rapid transformation across all aspects of society and the economy driven by China's advances in technology. Events held throughout the week (including face-to-face, online and hybrid) will provide a forum for discussion and contribute to the knowledge exchange on the opportunities and challenges these technological innovations present to China and the world.   Further…

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SACU Council and Working Groups Meetings – Saturday 22 October 2022

October 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 22 October 2022: SACU Council and Working groups meetings (online by Zoom) 11.00am-1.00pm, SACU Council – The Agenda with Zoom link will be emailed to Council members 2.30-4.00pm, Working Groups meeting – All members are very welcome to join one of the three working groups to help plan future events and initiatives SACU Public Education Working Group Membership Development and Support Working Group China Connections/Chinese Heritage Working Group If you are interested in joining the Working Groups meetings please contact membership@sacu.org.uk

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SACU X UCFC Film Club: The Six (2021) Discussion

October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SACU Film Club resumes this month with a discussion on the film The Six (2021), directed by Arthur Jones.   Watch the film then join the Film Club Discussion on Tuesday 25 October, 7.00-8.00pm.   SACU members will be sent links for the private viewing and the discussion by Zoom.   SACU's monthly Film Club is held in collaboration with UK-China Film Collab (UCFC) Thanks to 陳曉雯 Dr Hiu Man Chan(SACU member and Director of UK-China Film Collab) for arranging our viewing and follow-up discussion.   The Six 六人: Documentary film (2021), directed by Arthur Jones, tells the untold story of the six Chinese…

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Professor Kerry Brown in Conversation with Dr Jenny Clegg

October 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, in virtual conversation with acclaimed sinologist Prof Kerry Brown to reflect on ten years of Xi Jinping’s leadership, following on to consider the 20th Party Congress. Kerry Brown is a Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London. He is the author of over twenty books on modern Chinese politics and history. His latest book is Xi: a Study in Power. Jenny Clegg is a China specialist, author of numerous writings on China’s development and foreign policy, including her book China’s Global Strategy: towards a multipolar world.…

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November 2022

China’s Greatest Poet: The Story of Du Fu – Talk by SACU President Michael Wood

November 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kensington Wade School, Fulham Palace Road
London, W6 9ER United Kingdom
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'There's Shakespeare, there's Dante, and there's Du Fu: these are the poets who created the very values by which poetry is judged; they defined the emotional vocabulary of their culture.' Stephen Owen.   In this free illustrated talk Professor Michael Wood OBE, BBC presenter, author, and SACU President, will follow the poet Du Fu’s journey around China – which took place in the midst of one of the worst wars in Chinese history – and explore why his poetry is still treasured by the Chinese people today.   Register on Eventbrite to attend here   Presented by Kensington Wade School…

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December 2022

SACU China Café – London

December 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ole & Steen, 67-79 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0NE United Kingdom
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  Join us at Ole & Steen (Charing Cross Road) for an opportunity to meet other SACU members and discuss all things China over a tea or coffee. Those wishing to stay out later will then likely move on to a nearby pub for food and/or drinks to continue the evening.   There's no need to register in advance online - simply turn up. All SACU members and non-members who might be interested are all welcome to attend!  

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January 2023

SACU Council and Working Groups Meetings – Saturday 21 January 2023

January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday 21 January 2023: SACU Council and Working groups meetings (online by Zoom) 11.00am-1.00pm, SACU Council – The Agenda with Zoom link has been emailed to Council members 2.30-4.00pm, Working Groups meeting – All members are very welcome to join one of the three working groups to help plan future events and initiatives. These are a fantastic opportunity for any interested SACU member to get involved in SACU priority-setting. (See January Newsletter for more detail on the groups.) Any members interested in joining the Working Groups meetings please contact membership@sacu.org.uk

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