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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 on for further information.

The forum is free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Previous Events in this series

Public Attitudes and Health in China

Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research
2 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ways of Writing about China for Different Audiences

Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue) and Professor Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)
This SOAS China Institute lunchtime seminar brings together two very well-known researchers, writers and commentators on China.20 June 2014, Brunei Gallery, Room B 102, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June Fourth 1989: An Overview

Prof Michel Hockx (Director, SCI), Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS), Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS) and Dr. Patricia Thorton (University of Oxford)

This SOAS China Institute seminar looks back at the events of Spring 1989: the student demonstrations, the people's movement, and the eventual massacre in the night of 3-4 June. The seminar aims to inform those who are not familiar with the details of the events, as well as encourage discussion. 

2 June 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Can China Be Governed?

Professor Bruce Dickson (George Washington University)
7 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Unthinking Area Studies

Jing Tsu (Yale)
22 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

How Confucian is Immanuel Kant?

Professor Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii)

This event has been cancelled.

31 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Keynes in Beijing

Dr Andrew Fischer (Institute of Social Studies),
17 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: TBC

Professor Guy Liu (Brunel University)
17 November 2009, Brunei Gallery, B102, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CCS Seminar - Professor Emeritus Richard John Lynn

Professor Emeritus Richard John Lynn

Straddling the Tradition-Modernity Divide: Huang Zunxian 黃遵憲 (1848-1905) and His Riben zashishi 日本雜事詩 (Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects from Japan) (1877-1882) and Late Qing - Early Meiji Cultural Relations

7 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: BBC and China

Yuwen Wu (BBC Chinese Service)
21 March 2007, , Room 107, University of Westminster, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM