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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.

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information contact Li-Sa Whittington at the Institute on sci@soas.ac.uk

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2016

January

22/01/16
  • Quick-Fix Talk
  • Bill Aitchison 比尔•艾奇森
  • This talk explores the phenomenon of the ‘quick-fixes’ that can be seen widely on the streets and in homes across China. These seemingly spontaneous and insignificant quick-fixes, when viewed as a whole, offer a unique way of viewing contemporary Chinese society.

February

01/02/16
05/02/16
09/02/16
22/02/16

March

01/03/16
02/03/16
08/03/16
14/03/16

April

05/04/16
27/04/16

May

27/05/16

June

02/06/16
  • Travels with Lao She: from Beijing to Britain, Manhattan to Mars
  • Professor Jeff Wasserstrom (University of California at Irvine), Professor Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
  • A double presentation by Robert Bickers (University of Bristol), who will speak on "China & Britain during Lao She's London Years", and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (University of California, Irvine), who will speak on "Fantasy in Lao She's Life & Fiction.

02/06/16
07/06/16
  • Being Chinese
  • Ms Jeanne-Marie Gescher
  • Ms Jeanne-Marie Gescher (Barrister) questions what does it mean to be Chinese?

11/06/16
28/06/16
30/06/16

July

September

24/09/16
27/09/16
27/09/16
  • Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare in the Chinese Cultural Context
  • Professor Pei-kai Cheng (President, China Institute, City University of Hong Kong; Chairman, Hong Kong SAR Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee)
  • The 400th Anniversary for Tang Xianzu (1550-1616) and Shakespeare (1564-1616) raises intriguing questions among Chinese literary scholars.

October

03/10/16
06/10/16
10/10/16
17/10/16
18/10/16
26/10/16

November

10/11/16
21/11/16
28/11/16

December

09/12/16
10/12/16