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Forthcoming events

The China Forum organises seminars and dialogues focusing on mutual understanding.

The events cover a wide range of topics, from the modern history of China to the latest developments in climate change.

If you have any questions about an event or have any access needs, please contact our Administrator.

Lent term 2023

The remaining events scheduled for Lent term 2023 are listed below.  All seminars will be hosted virtually, on Zoom, and times shown are UK times (GMT).  Further details of each seminar, including booking information, will be published shortly in advance of each event and can be accessed via the tile(s) at the foot of this page.

Sihan Bo Chen and Dr Paul G. Clifford - 5G in China

  • Sihan Bo Chen, Head of Greater China, GSMA
  • Dr Paul G. Clifford, Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Tuesday 7 February 2023, 12 – 1.30pm

Professor Hans van de Ven - Wendell Willkie’s 1942 Circumnavigation of the World: Asia and the Second World War

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Modern Chinese History University of Cambridge; Fellow and Director of Studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; Deputy Director, China Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge; Visiting Chair Professor, Department of History, Peking University
  • Thursday 16 February 2023, 5 – 6.30pm

Professor Timothy H. Barrett - China in British education: The Natzler Report in historical perspective (tbc)

  • Emeritus Professor, SOAS China Institute and Japan Research Centre; Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies, SOAS, University of London
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023, 5 – 6.30pm

Professor Deborah Brautigam - seminar title tbc (China’s relations with Africa)

  • Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington DC
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023, 5 – 6.30pm

Professor Simon F. Deakin - The rule of law in China (tbc)

  • Professor of Law, Director of the Centre for Business Research, and co-Chair of the University's Strategic Research Initiative in Public Policy, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Peterhouse, Cambridge
  • Thursday 9 March 2023, 5 – 6.30pm

Professor Yasheng Huang - seminar title tbc

  • Epoch Foundation Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023, 5 - 6.30pm

Easter term 2023

The events scheduled for Easter term 2023 are listed below.  All seminars will be hosted virtually, on Zoom, and times shown are UK times (GMT).  Further details of each seminar, including booking information, will be published shortly in advance of each event.

Professor Christopher Marquis - seminar title tbc

  • Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management, Cambridge Judge Business School; Non-resident Associate, Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Former Vice President and Technology Manager, JP Morgan Chase
  • Wednesday 3 May 2023, 5 - 6.30pm

John Moffett - Joseph Needham in China (tbc)

  • Librarian, Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • Thursday 18 May 2023, 5 - 6.30pm

Professor David Archard - seminar title tbc

  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast; Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics; Honorary Vice-President, the Society for Applied Philosophy
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023, 5 - 6.30pm

Dr Jin Zhang - Regional development in China (tbc)

  • Vice President, Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD), Development Research Center of the State Council, People's Republic of China
  • Thursday 25 May 2023, 12 - 1.30pm

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