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Cultural events across the UK
19th Jan: SOAS China Seminars: The return of happiness in Chinese socialist discourse - ideology's 'spiritual turn', Russell Square, London
Dr Gerda Wielander will talk about Gross National Happiness and her research on Chinese contemporary politics and culture.
26th Jan: SOAS China Seminars: Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China, Russell Square College Buildings, London
This talk will be delivered by Dr François Mengin.
29th Jan: China's Most Secretive Relationship: The China/Pakistan Axis, Committe Room 15, House of Commons, London
Andrew Small, Transatlantic Fellow of German Marshall Fund, will talk about one of the most important and neglected new developments in world affairs - China's turn to South and West Asia, moving beyond the traditional concepts of Asia.
1st Feb: Chinese New Year Celebrations, The Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff
Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with this Chinese market, selling jewellery, decorations and more!
15th Feb: Reading of new play DiaoChan & Showcase of touring production The Autumn of Han, Arcola Theatre, London
Red Dragonfly Productions present a reading presentation of their new play, DiaoChan, (a story that comes from the great Chinese literature), and a showcase of their touring production, The Autumn of Han (an enthralling story of corruption, revenge and tragic love).
16th Feb: SOAS China Seminars: Approaches to addressing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute in the East China Sea, Russell Square, London
Professor Reinhard Drifte will talk about the Japan-China territorial problem and offer some potential solutions.
18th Feb - 8th March: The story of Yeh Shen (Chinese Cinderella), Polka Theatre, London
The Yellow Earth Theatre Company is bringing the enchanting tale of Yeh Shen to the UK. Enjoy a theatrical interpretation of this classic fairytale.
19th - 21st Feb: Chinese New Year at CFCCA Manchester, St Ann's Church, Manchester
The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art presents the UK premiere of Sun Xun's 'What happened in the year of the dragon'. Three of Xun's films will be projected onto the side of St Ann's church in celebration of Chinese New Year.
21st Feb: Chester City's Chinese New Year Celebrations, Chester
Chester will welcome in the Year of the Sheep with traditional music, dancing and cultural characters taking to the streets, followed by a celebration banquet.
21st - 23rd Feb: Bristol Chinese New Year Celebrations, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will be celebrating the Year of the Sheep with a programme of events across the weekend, including dancing dragon and lion performances, martial arts, traditional Chinese dances, storytelling, family trails, arts and crafts, live music and more!
23rd Feb: SOAS China Seminars: How Anti-mercantile were Early China's Masters of Philosophy?, Russell Square, London
Professor Roel Sterckx (Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization, University of Cambridge) will deliver this lecture.
23rd - 25th Feb: Global Law Summit, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and Central Hall Westminster, London
The Great Britain-China Centre is proud to support the Global Law Summit, held to mark 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta. The three-day conference programme is being led be world-class speakers, experts and decision makers, and is unique in grounding the legacy and values of Magna Carta in a firmly 21st Century context.
24th Feb: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven Series, Cadogan Hall, London
Returning to the UK for the first time in 10 years, the Kong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will make its debut at the Cadogan Hall (the only London date of its major European tour).
26th Feb: Chinese Late Night, Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with a contemporary twist, with a night of cutting-edge art installations, films and performances showcasing modern Chinese culture in the UK.
28th Feb: Screening - Blossom with Tears + Crazy Calligraphy + A Rolling Stone, BFI Southbank, London
Celebrate Chinese New Year with these documentaries on the gruelling regime of young acrobats, an eccentric artist devoted to the art of Chinese calligraphy and a dark study of parental love and obsession.
28th Feb: Screening - The Cold Winter, BFI Southbank, London
This award-winning documentary highlights the struggle of Bejing artists in the face of threats and violence.
1st March:Screening - Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, BFI Southbank, London
Yimou Zhang's heartfelt film concerns a man travelling across China on behalf of his ill son. The screening will be introduced by Peng Wenlan, Meridian Society, with music from the Yin Yang collective.