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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- Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism and the Dark Sides of Social Policy in China
Professor Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow)
A strand of work on the politics of social policy internationally has argued that expansions of provision in the period since the global spread of neoliberalism in the 1980s sometimes facilitate neoliberal projects.
- Disability in China: Citizenship, Identity and Culture
Dr Sarah Dauncey (University of Nottingham)
Who defines what it means to be ‘disabled’ in China today? In this talk, Sarah Dauncey looks at the construction of disabled identities specifically from the perspective of Chinese cultural epistemologies.
- One Piano, Two Cultures
Kiu Tung Poon (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
This lecture recital will look at selected piano works by four contemporary Chinese composers, living away from the direct jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China in particular, to examine the sonic attributes that have been framed as “Chinese” and “Western,” as well as the language and strategies of musical syncretism that have been identified as an expression of their cultural identities in their compositions.
- China’s Century?: Implications for us all
Lord Stephen Green
The next hundred years will bring more change than we can easily imagine: more opportunities for more people to achieve the fulfilment of a good life - and more risk of catastrophe and harm to the whole planet than we have ever known before. Asians in general - and perhaps China in particular - will play a leading role in all this.
- Everything under the Sun: Buddhism and Christianity in Postwar Taiwan
Dr Scott Pacey (University of Nottingham)
Mao’s rise had profound implications for inter-religious engagement in the People’s Republic of China (PRC); at the same time, the subsequent expansion of Christianity in Taiwan meant that to understand the history of Chinese Buddhist-Christian engagement, we must consider the Republic of China (ROC) as well.