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October 2022

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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February 2023

Understanding SACU – SACU ChinaChat online

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The atmosphere within which SACU seeks to promote understanding of China has deteriorated considerably in the last two or three years. How do we find our bearings during such uncertain and unpredictable times?   In SACU we know we have much to learn from China, and the Chinese approach of learning from history in order to understand the present and shape the future. In line with this idea, SACU Vice President Jenny Clegg - whose membership of SACU reaches back to the mid-1960s - will look at the trajectory of UK-China people's relations across this time period and even further. In doing so she will suggest…

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Young SACU Hotpot – London

February 25 @ 1:30 pm
Haidilao HotPot, Unit 4/5 Coventry Street
London, W1D 7DH United Kingdom
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A chill hotpot social at an amazing restaurant for anyone who wants to chat about China.   Reserve on Eventbrite - £28 admission: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-sacu-hotpot-tickets-527219627097?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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March 2023

Standing Up To Sinophobia – Saturday 18 March 2023

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Outside BBC, Portland Place, Outside BBC, Portland Place
London, W1A 1AA United Kingdom
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Calling all SACU members and friends to support this global demonstration against racism towards people with Chinese, South East and South-east Asian heritage. Last year, over 10,000 people took to the streets of London as part of the global day of protest for UN Anti-Racism Day. SACU stood with them, spreading awareness of the rise in Sinophobia and anti-southeast Asian sentiment. Join us again by looking for the SACU Banner outside the BBC on Portland Place. Nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus, Goodge Street and Warren Street. Find out more information below: Campaign Against Racism Group Stand Up To Racism…

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April 2023

The role of translation in increasing understanding

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wesley Hotel Euston, 81-103 Euston Street
London, NW1 2EZ United Kingdom
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SACU Vice-President, Dr Frances Wood is in conversation with acclaimed translators Helen Wang and Nicky Harman. Dr. Frances Wood is a librarian, sinologue, historian and former head of the Chinese Collection at the British Library, known for her writings on Chinese history, including Marco Polo, life in the Chinese treaty ports, and the First Emperor of China. Nicky Harman and Helen Wang have both won major prizes in China celebrating their translations. Nicky is one of the world's best and most prolific translators of Chinese contemporary fiction and Helen has been especially praised for translating children's books. Most recently they…

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May 2023

Global Security Initiative Concept Paper – Panel Discussion

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr Jenny Clegg, SACU Vice President, in conversation with leading experts in the fields of China, peace and defence: John Gittings, Keith Bennett, Tom Unterrainer and Dr Zeno Leoni. About the speakers Dr. Jenny Clegg is a researcher and author specialising in China and Asia Pacific affairs. Her book "China’s Global Strategy: Towards a Multipolar World" was published by Pluto Press in 2009. She is a longtime peace activist. Keith Bennett is a researcher and consultant on China’s international relations as well as the co-editor of ‘Friends of Socialist China’ platform. Tom Unterrainer is the Chair of the UK…

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