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December 2021

China, Climate Change, COP26 – What Comes Next? SACU Panel Discussion

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SACU has assembled an excellent speaker panel to discuss China and the post COP26 period. This is a free online event on Wednesday 8th December, 5.30pm-7.00pm (GMT) About this event SACU's Expert Panel will discuss what comes next for China and the world following COP26, with a focus on addressing the following questions: How should China’s involvement in COP26 be assessed and what role will it play in tackling climate change post COP26? What opportunities or challenges does China face in adhering to its green pledges? Is it doing enough in terms of policymaking and implementation, and grass roots mobilisation?…

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From Pith Paper Painting to the Thirteen Hongs of Canton: Sharing Stories about the Maritime Silk Road

December 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) London and partners will co-present an online talk about Pith paper painting. SACU Vice President Dr Frances Wood will talk with Mr Alastair Blackburn and experts in Guangzhou in this latest edition of "Rediscover China in the UK series".   This event will be hosted by Dr Frances Wood, who is a well-known sinologist and Vice-President of the Society for Anglo Chinese Understanding. Mr Alastair Blackburn who was a British collector of pith paper paintings, Dr Cunjie Cheng, who was a Chinese expert on pith paper paintings, the curator of the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo…

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January 2022

SACU Council and Working Groups Meeting – Saturday 22 January

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 22 January 2022: SACU Council and Working groups meetings 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. 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 meeting please contact membership@sacu.org.uk

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February 2022

Young SACU Hotpot – Saturday 26 February, 8.00pm

February 26 @ 8:00 pm
Haidilao HotPot, Unit 4/5 Coventry Street
London, W1D 7DH United Kingdom
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£23

Come and chat about China! We would love to welcome you to Young SACU's first Hotpot event - aimed at young people with China experience or an interest in engaging with China. Come and discuss your time in China while enjoying delicious Haidilao Hotpot! This event is open to everyone, both SACU members and the general public. £23 per person (all food included!)   Reserve your place on Eventbrite here    

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March 2022

SACU Reading Group on May Fourth Writers – Wednesday 16 March

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SACU Reading Group on May Fourth Writers and their writing - Led by Michael Sheringham (SACU) We have been meeting online to discuss Chinese literature of the May Fourth period – roughly from the beginning of the 1920s to the end of the ‘30s - for the past 8 months. We are a small group meeting once a month to discuss stories and poems by well-known writers of the period, including Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Bing Xin, Guo Moruo, Lin Shuhua, Ding Ling, Xiao Hong, Xiao Jun and Yu Dafu - well-known in China, but not so much overseas even among…

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Standing Up To Sinophobia – Saturday 19 March 2022

March 19
Outside BBC, Portland Place
London, W1A 1AA
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Calling all SACU members and friends ... support this global demonstration of anti-racist, anti-racism against people with Chinese/East Asian heritage.   View SACU Chair's invitation to come demonstrate with us on 19 March 2022: Zoe's invitation on YouTube   Date: 19 March on United Nations Anti-Racism Day Time: Assemble: 12 noon Where: Outside BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (look for SACU's Banner or a Chinese Lion) Nearest Tube stations: Oxford Circus - Goodge Street - Warren Street  

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SACU X UCFC Film Club – Tuesday 29 March

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SACU is pleased to announce a new monthly film club in collaboration with UK-China Film Collab (UCFC). Members are invited to watch a curated film each month and to participate in an online discussion. The forum will be casually moderated by Dr Hiu Man Chan, a SACU member and also Founder & Director of UCFC. The film club will schedule to e-meet every last Tuesday of the month between 19:00 and 20:00. Here is the selected film for our launching event in March: BETTER DAYS (2019) & your host’s recommendation Directed by Derek Tsang, BETTER DAYS (2019) is one of…

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April 2022

SACU Reading Group on May Fourth Writers and their writing – Monthly Discussion Meeting

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We will continue to discuss the writings of Ding Ling 丁玲 based on two short stories, “Shanghai, Spring 1930 – Part 2” and “When I was in Xia Village” (1940) at our next group meeting. Ding Ling made the transition from writing about self-indulgent bourgeois women to one who observed at close hand the life of working people, particularly the peasants in the countryside. She became a feminist writer within the ranks of the communist community in Yan’an and an influential literary figure throughout her life.   New participants to the group are welcome! Please email: membership@sacu.org.uk  

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SACU Council and Working Groups Meetings – Saturday 23 April 2022

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 23 April 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 – Tuesday 26 April

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SACU members are invited to join SACU X UCFC Film Club on Tuesday 26 April at 7.00pm to discuss this month’s film: Mountains May Depart. Watch the trailer and rent the video on the BFI Player: https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-mountains-may-depart-2015-online Don’t forget to watch the movie first before coming to the online session: JOIN HERE   SACU’s monthly film club is held in collaboration with UK-China Film Collab (UCFC). Dr Hiu Man Chan, SACU member and founder of UK-China Film Collab will facilitate the discussion. Mountains May Depart (2015) is directed by JIA Zhangke (A Touch of Sin, Still Life, The World). "Jia…

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