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SOAS China Institute

SOAS China Institute Monday Seminars

SOAS China Institute Monday Seminars examine the fundamental issues facing China today and provides unique opportunities to gain insight into China through the perspectives of internationally respected experts from both inside and outside of China.   

Convenor and Chair: Professor Steve Tsang

Contact Li-Sa Whittington/ Aki Elborzi on for further information.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

What Is Xi Fighting? The Dynamics of Corruption in Post-Mao China

Professor Andrew Wedeman (Georgia State University)

Analysis of the anti-corruption crackdown launched by Xi Jinping in late 2012, early 2013 shows its primary effect was to dramatically increase the number of senior officials – popularly known as “tigers” – charged with corruption.

2 November 2020, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

’The invention of the Han race’

Bill Hayton (Chatham House)

In this talk Bill Hayton will argue that the idea of a Han Race was constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century as a political strategy to support the arguments of revolutionary Chinese nationalism.

9 November 2020, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

What Explains the Resilience of Chinese Communist Party Rule?

Tony Saich (Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation / Daewoo Professor of International Affairs)

This talk will look at different explanations for the continued resilience of the Communist Party of China.

16 November 2020, Virtual Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM