The China Centre organises seminars, book launches, workshops and mutual understanding dialogues, focusing on China in the world.
The events cover a wide range of topics, from the modern history of China to the latest developments in climate change.
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Easter term 2022
The remaining events in our Easter term 2022 virtual seminar programme are shown below. Full details for each seminar will be published below this list, closer to the date of each event. All times shown are UK times.
Thursday 19 May 2022, 5 - 6.30pm, Professor Henrietta Harrison, 'The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Story of Two Translators between Qing China and the British Empire'
Thursday 26 May 2022, 5 - 6.30pm, Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, 'The Chinese Conundrum'
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 12 - 1.30pm, Professor Yaron Peleg and Dr Huiruo Li, 'The rise and fall of communalism in modern Chinese and Israeli literature'. This seminar will refer to the following four novels:
- Zhao, Shuli 三里湾 SanLi Bay. Renmin Literature Press, 1974 (not available in English translation)
- Mo, Yan 透明的红萝卜The Transparent Radish. Shi dai wen yi chu ban she, 1994 / (Chinese version available online)
- Yizhar, S. Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa in Midnight Convoy and Other Stories. 1969
- Oz, Amos. The Way of the Wind trans. Nicholas de Lange, Stories from the Kibbutz. Tel Aviv: Hakkibutz Hameuchad and the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1984, 247–270 / The Way of the Wind
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 5 - 6.30pm, Dr Stephen Roach, 'Accidental conflict: a new take on U.S. - China tensions'
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 9 - 10.30am, Professor Li Bozhong, 'From the "Great Divergence" to the "Great Convergence": The modern transformation of the Yangzi Delta's economy in a new perspective
The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Story of Two Translators Between Qing China and the British Empire
Professor Henrietta Harrison, Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford China Centre, and Stanley Ho Tutorial Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford, will give a lecture based on her book, The Perils of Interpreting. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.Find out more