Several members of the China Centre faculty appear in this BBC Ideas video on ‘Should we all write in Chinese?’
‘Chinese “People’s Diplomacy” Before and After the Bomb: The Impact of Chinese Nuclearization on State-Sponsored Engagement with Transnational Epistemic Networks.’
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Connections: China and the West in the Making of History
During this day-long dialogue, scholars from both sides came together, and researchers from a wide range of disciplines had the rare opportunity to hear about work done in neighbouring fields. Despite the diversity of the subjects treated during the sessions, there is a unifying theme and a common goal: the discovery of convergences in our varying experiences in art, literature, language, history, social organization, and historical development. As part of the current Sino-British dialogue in the humanities, this forum aimed to discuss the various connections between Chinese and British researchers and to explore opportunities for innovation and further connections in the coming years.
Universities represented at the forum included Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai International Studies University, Peking University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Oxford, the University of Exeter, Loughborough University, the University of Reading, and SOAS University of London.
The proceedings were concluded by a few words from Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council, and Ms Chen Xu, Chair of University Council, Party Committee Secretary, Tsinghua University.
On 23 November, the Honourable Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Syed Mansoor Ali Shah visited the China Centre with a delegation of judges. Following a lecture given by Professor Matthew Erie at the Lahore High Court last August on ‘Chinese law for judges’, the delegation visited the China Centre to further discuss legal issues in the $46 billion investment known as the ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’.
On 4 September 2017, Rana Mitter gave the keynote address at the WARMAP (War Memoryscapes in Asia Partnership) conference – ‘Exhibiting the Fall: Remembering and Representing War and Its aftermath in Asia.’ The conference was hosted by the National Museum of Singapore.
The China Centre hosted The International Academic Symposium of Language Communication and Civilization Dialogue, 27-30 June 2017. It was jointly organized by the University of Oxford China Centre, Wuhan University and Leeds University.
Dame Jessica Rawson, Honorary Fellow and former Warden of Merton College, is to be awarded the Charles Lang Freer Medal by the Smithsonian Institution, in recognition of her lifetime work in Chinese art and archaeology. She will be presented with the award at a private ceremony in Washington, DC, on Saturday 28 October.
Gordon Orr, an Associate of the China Centre, has published a piece in the Nikkei Asian Review: ‘Chinese companies are getting smarter about overseas deals’.