Our venue is now the UNITED ARTS CLUB


Our Programme is (mostly!) on FOURTH WEDNESDAYS


Evening meetings will start at 8 pm on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month,
and will be held in the

3 Upper FitzWilliam Street
Dublin 2.
(very near Baggot Street)

This venue is very convenient . It is right beside Baggot Street, and a five-minute walk from Leeson Street or Mount Street, so it is well served by buses. Parking is abundant and free (after 7.00 p.m., which is ideal for our meetings at 8.00 p.m.).


TUESDAY 23rd   (NOT Wednesday!!)


Introducing Tai Chi

by  Tai Chi Master Sam Sun

Have you ever tried Tai Chi?  This is your chance to meet an accredited Master. Master Sam Sun is a 20th generation member of the Chen Style Tai Chi, which is a famous and well established Tai Chi practice. He is also a 9th generation of Xin Yi Kong Fu, and a member of the World organization of Wu Shu and Tai Chi. He is an instructor of the highest level in China, and Chairman of the Association of Chinese Kong Fu Incorporating  Tai Chi in Ireland.

 (This meeting will be held  in the United Arts Club as usual, but in the room on the right, just inside the front door.)


Monday 19th


Year of the Pig stamp, Canada

Chinese New Year Dinner

This year, the Year of the Pig, the ICCS Dinner will again be held in

Wong's Restaurant,
7 Sandford Road,
Dublin 6
at 7.15 p.m.

Members will receive details by post.
Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.


Wednesday 28th


 The Qinghai Tibet Railway- On the Roof of the World: Part 2

by Gerard Corcoran

Gerard was recently a passenger on the amazingly-engineered new train travelling from China to Tibet.  Last October he gave a superb presentation about this fantastic journey, but he had so much more to tell us that he promised to give a second talk in the spring. True to his word, he will give us this second part tonight, illustrated with video footage of Tibet, Qinghai and Xian, as well as of the train journey itself.


Wednesday 28th


Moon Cakes

“Family Celebrations in China”

by Victor Huang.

We in Ireland are becoming familiar with the Chinese New Year festival and its customs. However, there are other annual festivals in China, each with its special traditions. Victor Huang, an experienced presenter, will tell us about some of these, and also about how the Chinese mark the big family events – births, marriages and deaths.

(Victor Huang, M.Comm, is a Ph.D Candidate in the Smurfit School of Business, UCD; Council member of the Ireland China Association, and Director of China Opportunities Consulting.)

Wednesday 25th

Socrates                                Confucius

"Five Key Words for Unlocking Chinese Culture"

by Professor Jerusha McCormack

There are some basic concepts which have come to seem natural and obvious to the Chinese, but which do not translate easily into Western terms. Tonight Professor McCormack will discuss five of the most crucial of these concepts, to deepen our understanding of Chinese ways of thinking.

Jerusha McCormack is a Visiting Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She is co-author, with Professor John Blair, of the massive, ground-breaking book "Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons", published by Fudan University Press. This book gives a rich account of many aspects of both civilizations: it is unique in doing so with a systematic emphasis on the similarities and differences between the two.

We try to ensure that the Programme will proceed as listed.
Any Questions? Phone Jane Almquist, Tel:4977206