Lectures Archive

  • Henry Tillman: Financing China’s Belt & Road Initiative 3 Oct

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall.  In advance of our two day conference focusing on BRI, join us to develop an overview of the financing ... Read more
  • Prof Chris Rea: the Chinese Swindle Story 6 Oct 16.30

    Join us on Friday 6th October at 16.30 when Associate Professor Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, considers The Art of Ingenuity: A Brief History of the Chinese Swindle Story. Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the ... Read more
  • Alibaba, Tencent & China’s Data Tech Revolution 12 Oct 6pm

    Join us for a ringside view of how the internet and entrepreneurship in China have created global success stories such as the phenomenon that is Alibaba, and Tencent, China’s massively successful value-added ISP and developer of WeChat. Our guide to this fascinating topic is Duncan Clark, OBE and Chairman of BDA, China, an investment consultancy company founded in ... Read more
  • Contemporary Chinese Fashion: 14 June 6pm

    Dr Vera Bai is a graduate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she achieved her MA and PhD in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing.  She is a lecturer in fashion design in Shanghai International College of Fashion, Donghua University.  Prior to joining one of China’s leading Fashion Colleges, she worked in the Hong Kong ... Read more
  • The concept of ‘culture’ :
    Basile Zimmerman 01 June 6pm

    Culture is famous in social sciences and humanities for the difficulty of its definition. This presentation will discuss the various usages of the word “culture” since the 19th century, the solutions that have been suggested up to now, and the impact that this situation had on the development of area studies. In this lecture entitled The concept of ... Read more
  • Shanghai Story: Traditions and Modernity: 26 April 2pm

    Join us on Wed 26th April at 2pm when we host a high profile cultural delegation from Shanghai who will present two very different aspects of Chinese culture. Our first speaker, Shi Dawai will consider the tradition and evolution of Chinese painting arts over the centuries and the vision for its future development. Our second speaker Wang ... Read more
  • How is Social Media Changing China? Prof Zhang 6 April 6pm

    In this talk, Prof Lifen Zhang currently based in the School of Journalism, Fudan University and Chief Advisor for China Business News, will consider the question ‘How is Social Media Changing China? This respected journalist, author and broadcaster will explain why, in his view, social media, the national obsession and blessing, presents a dilemma to ... Read more
  • Asia Unbound-Lord Powell
    9 May 6pm-New Club

    We are delighted to welcome back Lord Powell of Bayswater as a speaker in our 2017 business lecture series. Lord Powell first spoke at our Institute in 2013 and we know him to be a most  interesting and insightful speaker. Lord Powell will speak on the subject of ‘Asia Unbound:Britain and China in a dramatically changing ... Read more