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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 for further information.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

How to Be Modern: China's Search for "Good Food"

Dr Joy Zhang (University of Kent)

This seminar investigates the ongoing social negotiation of ‘good food’ in China. It demonstrates how a non-Western society responds to the twin processes of modernisation and globalisation and provides insights on the varieties of modernity in the making.

2 December 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

13 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM