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Asia Scotland Institute webinars

Forthcoming webinars (free – optional donation requested): Thursday, 14 October, 4:00pm BST “The Wake Up Call: Why the pandemic has exposed the weakness of the West – and how to fix it”, with John Micklethwait, Bloomberg editor-in-chief To register:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-the-pandemic-has-exposed-the-weakness-of-the-west-and-how-to-fix-it-tickets-172630692047?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=8578be59dd&mc_eid=664d8ce8fc Thursday, 28 October, 9:00am BST “Asia’s Global Financial Centre: Hong Kong in the 21st century”    with a …

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University of Glasgow Scottish Centre for China Research Online Seminar Series

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 4–5:30pm Taking on China Big Tech and Entrepreneurs: Will the Party shackle innovation and future growth?  Speaker: Professor Stephen Morgan, University of Nottingham Registration required: https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqfuCtpj8qHtHGCF_fln-oXYS0ixWAvavc Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 4–5:30pm Green Shoots of Revival: Political Leadership and the Differentiation of Space in a “Zero Pollution Village” in Rural Zhejiang Speaker: Dr …

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SCA talks on Zoom: 9 November, 14 December

Future SCA talks on Zoom: Tuesday, 9 November  “Engaging readers in the UK with Chinese writing”  Speaker: Dr Frances Weightman, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, Leeds University  Tuesday, 14 December  “Reviving an imperial and classical imaginary of China’s authentic cultural past: the Hanfu movement and young adults in China”  …

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John Thomson exhibition

John Thomson exhibit at Heriot–Watt University Members who attended Betty Yao’s talk in February 2021 on John Thomson, the 19th century photographer and travel writer, will be pleased to know that an exhibition of many of his photographs has opened on the Heriot-Watt campus and will run until 25 March 2022. “China: Through the lens of …

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May 11th talk on Chinese Drama

Date:  Tuesday, 11 May Time:  From 7:15pm BST, on Zoom Valerie Pellatt, SCA convenor will give her second talk on “Drama in China: Famous, foreign and ancient”. This will be an introduction to 20th and 21st century drama in China, covering the introduction of European-style spoken drama, the model operas (yangbanxi) of the Cultural Revolution, and experimental …

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