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February 2019

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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Chinese Labour Corps: Library of Birmingham Exhibition

February 11 @ 11:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2ND United Kingdom
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The Chinese Community Centre-Birmingham is commemorating the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps in World War I. 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 the British and French armies on the Western Front. While hostilities ceased in November 1918 and troops returned home, the CLC remained behind to clear battlefield debris into 1919 with the final units not leaving until September 1920, almost two…

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SACU ChinaCafé with Jessica Darling (SACU members event)

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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Our 2019 series of SACU ChinaCafés is set to begin on Tuesday February 19th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bush House, King’s College London, Strand Campus, and is co-hosted by the Lau China Institute. Our theme this year is historical and present health care here and in China.   The first session will feature Jessica Darling who spent her childhood in China with her father, surgeon Dr Joshua Horn, author of ‘Away With All Pests: An English Surgeon in People’s China 1954-1969’.  She subsequently returned to the UK to earn a nursing degree and then went back to Beijing where she…

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March 2019

SACU Executive Committee Meeting (including Digital Communications Group)

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street
London, SW1X 0BD United Kingdom
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This Executive Committee meeting will include the George Hogg Education Fund but not the Archives Group. The Digital Communications Group meets from 2.00pm.

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The Story of China: SACU Talk by Professor Michael Wood

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
EY Canary Wharf, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf
London, E14 5EY United Kingdom
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Illustrated with film clips, Michael Wood reflects on some of the themes in his recent highly praised series on Chinese history, and looks forward to his forthcoming film on the 40th anniversary of Deng's Reform and Opening Up. Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester and author of some 120 documentary films which have been shown worldwide. Of his 'Story of China' series the Chinese state news agency Xinhua said it had "transcended the barriers of ethnicity and belief and brought something inexplicably powerful and touching to the TV audience." This free…

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April 2019

SACU China Chat: British and Chinese Education (SACU Manchester)

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Sharing experiences of British and Chinese education in an informal setting with opening discussion points from British and Chinese students. Schedule: 16.00 - 17.30 Discussion and Networking Venue: University of Manchester, University Place, Room 5.212. All welcome to this public event hosted by SACU Manchester.  

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May 2019

SACU Council Meeting followed by Programme Group Meeting (Manchester)

May 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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Our next SACU Council meeting takes place on Saturday 18 May followed by our Programme Group meeting. We will meet in Room G1 (Ground Floor) Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Schedule: 11.30am - 1.00pm: SACU Council meeting (morning session) 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch break with SACU Council and local members - please bring your own lunch 2.00pm - 3.30pm: SACU Council meeting (afternoon session) 3.30pm - 4.30pm: SACU Programme Group meeting   All members are welcome to have lunch (which is ‘bring your own’) with us if you happen to be in the vicinity from 1.00pm. This is an…

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