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EVENTS

FEB.8, SATURDAY: SPECIAL DINNER AT KIEV RESTAURANT, AND JOURNAL LAUNCH

The Royal Asiatic Society Beijing proudly presents our first Quarterly Unique Dining Experience – plus the Beijing launch of the 2019 RAS China Journal. Join us at Kiev Restaurant on February 8, 2020 at 1800 for an evening of eating, drinking, comradeship and Ukrainian Opera singing!

WHAT: Enjoy classic food of the steppes, belt out patriotic songs and even sip Stalin Wine. Truly a step back in time to Cold War-era Ukraine. Each participant will order, and pay Kiev for, his/her own food and drink. (Average price of food would be RMB 200-300, excluding drinks.) RASBJ members can receive their free copies of the Journal, hot off the press!

WHEN: Feb. 8, 2020 at 1800

WHERE: Kiev 基辅餐厅 13 Puhui Nanli, Yuyuantan Nanlu (west of the Millennium Monument),

Haidian District   海淀区 玉渊潭南路普惠南里13号

RSVP to: communications.ras.bj@gmail.com

Cut off date to register is February 3, 2020. Dinner will be ala carte so bring plenty of rubles… I mean RMB… for the food, drink and a tip for the fabulous singers.


FEB 15, SAT: HISTORIAN JEREMIAH JENNE AT PRINCE GONG'S MANSION

HOLD THE DATES!

On Saturday Feb. 15 Beijing historian Jeremiah Jenne will lead us on a journey through the Manchu world as we walk through Prince Gong's mansion.  Details will be posted closer to the date. 

Then on February 27th, at 7.30 pm, to mark the year of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, please join the RASBJ for a talk about classical music in China with Prof. Jindong Cai and his wife Sheila Melvin. Together they coauthored the book Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People’s Republic (Penguin, in 2015). We will screen parts of their new documentary, yet to be broadcast, called “Beethoven in Beijing”. 

Meanwhile, Happy Year of the Mouse to all!  While you may think the mouse is a less-than-auspicious icon of the Chinese zodiac (and sounds even less appealling if you call it a rat), nonetheless the tiny beast heralds a brand new 12-year zodiac cycle. So here's to brand new beginnings!  News of RASBJ's new menu of events in the Year of the Mouse will appear on this site and on Wechat.


WATCH THIS SPACE

 
BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR! Thanks to all for your support of the RASBJ. We had a fabulous 2019 and couldn't have done it without you! Since so many members travel at this time of year, RASBJ usually doesn't hold events in late December or during the Lunar New Year break. We look forward to seeing you in the Year of the Mouse! We plan more signature events including a debate (like the "Ming versus Qing"), excursions and walks (such as Jeremiah Jenne's upcoming tour of Prince Gong's mansion), and film screenings such as the Lindesays' Jan.9 premiere of their documentary featuring drone footage of the Great Wall. 

In case you missed the RASBJ's hugely successful "Dynasty Debate: Ming versus Qing", its been picked up by various outlets including the Sinica podcast and China Channel at the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Check out what you missed here And stay tuned for more memorable events!

NEWS FOR MEMBERS: To enter the Members' Section on the website, go to the lower lefthand corner of the homepage, find "members login" and enter the password.  If you believe you're an RASBJ member but haven't been given the password, please email enquiries@rasbj.org to ask for it (after ensuring you're fully paid up).  Only members in good standing will have access to the Members' Section.   

Disclaimer

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Royal Asiatic Society China, Beijing members and their guests are asked to please wear appropriate footwear and clothing when attending events or excursions, and to adhere to any safety instructions or other codes of conduct. Please also bear in mind the physical requirements of participating in the event or trip. Participation in events and excursions is at your own risk: the Royal Asiatic Society China,  Beijing accepts no liability for any loss or damage, including personal injury or damage to property.

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