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July 2019

SACU AGM

July 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

SACU Council Meeting

December 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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SACU's next meeting of the Council of Management is to be held on Saturday 7th December, 11.30am-3.30pm, in Bush House, King's College London, The Strand, Room (SE) 6.03.  

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January 2020

The Meridian Society’s Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday 26th January

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our partner organisation The Meridian Society has arranged a Chinese New Year Celebration and invites SACU members to join them. Firstly they will be going to BFI Southbank for the film Four Springs which documents the daily life of the director's family over four Chinese New Years in the remote town of Dushan in the Guizhou province of southwest China. Afterwards they will be going for a Chinese New Year meal at Taste of China in Bloomsbury. The two can be booked separately or together. Times and venues 2.00 p.m. for 2.20 p.m. at BFI Southbank (website for directions) 5.30 p.m. for 6.00 p.m. at Taste of China (googlemaps for directions) Places are limited…

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February 2020

Manchester SACU Annual Chinese New Year Meal

February 15 @ 2:00 pm
Pin Wei Restaurant, 28 Princess Street
Manchester, M1 4LB
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SACU members and friends are all invited to join us for our annual Chinese New Year meal on Saturday 15 February,  from 2.00pm, at the Pin Wei Restaurant, 28 Princess Street, M1 4LB (near the Art Gallery in Manchester city centre). The restaurant has a varied menu with a good selection of vegetarian dishes. (Pin Wei Restaurant was known formerly as Kwok Man until last year.) Pay on the day. We can repair afterwards to a good coffee lounge nearby. All welcome! Please let Walter Fung know if you can join us: Walter.fung888@btinternet.com  

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SACU Council Meeting

February 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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Our next SACU Council meeting is scheduled to take place at Bush House (SE) Room 1.02, King's College London on Saturday 29th  February, 11.30 am - 3.30 pm. The Agenda will be circulated soon.

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April 2020

Art Saves Us: Art, Music and Poetry Global Online Performances, promoted by SACU

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

'Art Saves Us' Concert Hour - New online concert series in support of NHS workers.  A Salute to NHS Frontline workers - This first concert takes place on Friday 3rd April, with more scheduled for the following Fridays, 10th, 17th and 24th April 2020 at 3.00pm London time (10.00pm Beijing time).   Viewing platform: Zoom   In the light of COVID-19's rapid spread, the 'Art Saves Us' benefit concert and art auction, originally scheduled for the end of March, is now moving online. Art transcends borders, unites people regardless of race, religion or nationality. Art is a solace for many, particularly…

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Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet – New Film by Michael Wood, SACU President

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are delighted to announce that SACU President Michael Wood presents his new film 'Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet' on BBC FOUR on Monday 6th April at 9.00pm and iPlayer (Film repeated Tuesday 7th April on BBC FOUR at 2.45am) Michael Wood and Sir Ian McKellen conjure up the life, times and words of Du Fu, one of the world's greatest poets. 'There's Dante, there's Shakespeare and there's Du Fu' Prof Stephen Owen - Harvard BBC listing with film clips: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h3dq     

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