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Jessica Harrison-Hall: China’s Hidden Century (at SOAS Djam Lecture Theatre, joint event with The Meridian Society)

1 December 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

Date:   Friday 1st December, 2023

Time:   19:00-21:00

Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre
SOAS Main Building
10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG


The Meridian Society is delighted to present the above event in association with the Royal Asiatic Society, the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding and the SOAS Chinese Culture Society.


Visitors to the exhibition CHINA’S HIDDEN CENTURY at the British Museum over the past months will no doubt have been astonished by the cultural creativity that emerged during the last hundred years of the Qing Dynasty despite the social, economic and political upheavals of the time. We are therefore very pleased to invite Jessica Harrison-Hall, the museum’s Head of China Section and the exhibition’s lead curator, to give a retrospective view of the exhibition.


Following the talk, Ms Harrison-Hall will be joined by Dr Lars Laamann, Senior Lecturer in the History of China at SOAS, and Dr Hwee-San Tan, Research Associate in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, for a panel discussion on this period of history.


The talk will be topped and tailed by performances of Qing court music performed by the SOAS Sizhu Ensemble.


The event is free, but donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to the SOAS Sizhu Ensemble to fund their trip to Portugal next year.


Please RSVP to themeridiansociety@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.


1 December 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS