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Zhaoxia Pang Lao She and SOAS

Zhaoxia Pang and Ruth Herd share the story of Shu Qingchun (舒庆春) (1899-1966), also known by his pen name Lao She (老舍). Lao She is one of the most prominent figures in the history of modern Chinese literature. During his lifetime, he was acclaimed a “Master of Language” (yǔyán dàshī 语言大师) and his novels and plays gained world renown.

28th April 2022

IMG - Robin Munro In Memoriam: Robin Munro (1952-2021)

Robin Munro, human rights scholar and activist, and the author of pathbreaking studies of human rights abuses in China, passed away peacefully of complications from illness on May 19, 2021.

18th June 2021

Ping-cheng T'ung In Memoriam: Dr. T’ung Ping-cheng 佟秉正

T’ung Ping-cheng truly cared for people. He was sociable but not brash, had humility but was never obsequious, had certainties in his views but never sought to force them on others.  He was a lovely man, a pleasure to work with and a privilege to have known.

15th May 2020

SCI Director Steve Tsang Visited Japan

Professor Tsang went to Tokyo, Sapporo and Otaru as a guest of the Government of Japan for a week in December. It was for exchanging views with colleagues in Japan as well as for exploring scope for cooperation.

24th January 2020

Ma Ying-jeou speaks at joint SCI and Liu Institute event

Dr Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China (2008-2016) came to speak on cross-Strait relations at a joint event hosted by the SOAS China Institute and the Liu Institute of the University of Notre Dame on 30 October 2019.

5th November 2019

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