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Forthcoming Events

The China Institute coordinates activities at SOAS, University of London that relate to the study of China.  The events bring together academic staff and students with diverse interests and backgrounds.

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  • The Mass Biopolitics of Medicine in Socialist China
  • Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, Stanford University
  • This talk will discuss the films Spring Comes to Withered Trees (Kumu fengchun 枯木逢春, 1961) and Spring Shoots (Chunmiao春苗, 1975). 


  • Biden’s China Policy: Old Wine in New Bottles?
  • Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Professor Andrew J. Nathan will discuss the elements of Biden's China strategy and assess what he is likely to achieve.

  • Carbon neutrality and life cycle thinking
  • Ming Xu, Professor and Director of China Programs, School for Environment and Sustainability Professor, University of Michigan
  • This talk will discuss the landscape of carbon neutrality commitments around the world including in China, and the roles that life cycle thinking plays in carbon neutrality.