23rd January: Jerusha Mc Cormack and John Blair: “A Western Take on China Today.”
We propose an overview of Chinese developments in recent time compared to Western ways of doing things over a considerable number of centuries. China is not Western, of course, but we can find analogies in Western history that diminish the sense of strangeness.
27th February – Denis Mullen
Shanghai Scenes- Old and New.'
Denis, who first visited Shanghai in 1985 will present his personal choice of scenes, old and new, of this amazing and vibrant mega-city that has been at the heart of China’s modern history for nearly two centuries.
27th March – Richard Doran
‘Working in broadcasting in China.’
will give us some fascinating insights into his work in
the broadcast media in China where he has worked on
Beijing Radio, Beijing Television China Central
Television and China Radio International as a bilingual
Ann Wickham-Mc Donald
‘Ancient cultures and textiles of Guizhou.’
Ann will give us an
account of her visit to explore Miao villages throughout
Guizhou and experience their varied cultural traditions,
including their exquisite costumes and the textiles they
22nd May AGM
followed by ‘Show and Tell Party.’
A chance for members to
bring in some of their favourite Chinese Objets d’Art
and tell us the personal story attached to them.
Free entry for members to talks. €5 charge for non-members.