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SOAS China Institute

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.

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

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2018

January

10/01/18
  • North Korea and China
  • Hazel Smith (Professor Emeritus, Cranfield University; Professorial Research Associate, Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS) and Steve Tsang (SOAS)
29/01/18
31/01/18

February

05/02/18
05/02/18
12/02/18
14/02/18
19/02/18

March

06/03/18
13/03/18
14/03/18
16/03/18

April

09/04/18
13/04/18
25/04/18
30/04/18

May

09/05/18
09/05/18
  • China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation
  • Professor Peter Nolan
  • Only by looking deep into the past can one better understand the possible direction that the long-term evolution of world civilization might take. The relationship between China and the West will play a central role in the path that humanity follows in the decades and centuries ahead.

15/05/18

June

04/06/18
06/06/18

July

02/07/18
09/07/18
  • 2018 Taiwan Studies Summer School
  • Niki Alsford, Chang Bi-yu, Chen Nai-chia, Dafydd Fell, Adam Lifshey, Lin Fei-fan, Awi Mona (Tsai Chih-Wei), Darryl Sterk, Sun Chia-sui, Wang Lih-rong, Wei Chun-ying, Wei Yang, Wu Tien-tai

August

24/08/18

September

11/09/18
25/09/18

October

01/10/18
11/10/18
11/10/18
12/10/18
15/10/18
15/10/18
29/10/18
  • Red Flags: Why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy
  • George Magnus (Research Associate, SCI) in discussion with Jonathan Fenby (Research Associate, SCI) and Carrie Gracie (Former BBC China Editor)
  • Under President Xi Jinping China has become a more controlling and assertive power both at home and abroad. Since the financial crisis, it has eagerly stepped into the gap left by a retreating US. But how rosy and robust are its prospects, really?

November

05/11/18
  • Women’s Pornographies and Social Activism in Hong Kong
  • Associate Prof. Katrien Jacobs (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • This talk analyses the views and activities of sex activists and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and San Francisco, who were interviewed about the topic of queer and feminist pornography and its relationship to social movements.

12/11/18
  • China, from Present to Past
  • Professor Valerie Hansen (Yale University)
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled.

14/11/18
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Natalie Lichtenstein (Lawyer)
  • Natalie Lichtenstein will talk about her book which will appeal to general readers and legal specialists alike, where she examines the AIIB’s mandate, membership, finance, governance, and institutional set-up.

19/11/18
21/11/18
  • Chinese State Capitalism in Hong Kong
  • Ho-fung Hung (Johns Hopkins University)
  • This presentation discusses the role of Hong Kong as China’s offshore financial market amidst the rise and faltering of the China Boom, as well as its implications to the local politics and society of Hong Kong.

22/11/18
26/11/18
  • BRI: Bringing the East and the West Together?
  • Various panellists
  • This panel discussion with Mr Charles Parton OBE (SOAS, Trustee of Chinadialogue, Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and Specialist Adviser on China to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee), Dr Thomas Chan (Chu Hai College of Higher Education) and Mr Joseph Chan (Silk Road Economic Development Research Center, Hong Kong) will focus on what the Chinese Government hopes to achieve with its flagship foreign policy known as the Belt and Road Initiative.

27/11/18
  • 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase
  • Various
  • The Chinese Art Film Festival returns to SOAS for its third iteration, from 27 to 29 November 2018. This year the festival will showcase three latest Chinese art films depicting female experiences in contemporary China.

27/11/18
  • Angels Wear White 嘉年华 (Director: Vivian Qu文晏, 2017)
  • Ms Frida Jingwen Fan (Shanghai Art Film Federation)
  • As part of the 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival, this film is set in a small seaside town when two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing.

28/11/18
28/11/18
29/11/18
29/11/18
  • Women through the Lens: Beyond the Mainstream
  • Various panelists
  • In this panel discussion, Chinese cultural and media specialists offer their insights about questions such as 'Could Chinese art cinema lend momentum to social activism?' in relation to the three art films screened in this year’s Chinese Art Film Festival.

December

03/12/18
  • The Problem of Discipline: ‘Shanghai’s Child Labor Problem,’ 1922-1925
  • Margaret Tillman (Purdue University)
  • This seminar will examine efforts to abolish child labor, not only to benefit the working class, but also to modernize the Chinese economy by enforcing industrial discipline. While scholars have noted some of the political reasons for the failures of child labor legislation, this seminar will attempt to conclude by placing these efforts in a longer-term historical perspective regarding social welfare movements.

10/12/18