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SOAS China Institute

SOAS China Institute Monday Forums

SOAS China Institute Monday Forums examines 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: Dr Jieyu Liu

Contact Li-Sa Whittington/ Aki Elborzi on sci@soas.ac.uk for further information.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

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.

3 February 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

17 February 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

2 March 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM