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EVENTS

FEB 15: POSTPONED -- TOUR OF PRINCE GONG'S MANSION

URGENT NOTICE: DUE TO UNDERTAINTIES CAUSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, RASBJ HAS POSTPONED ITS FEB. 8 RAS JOURNAL LAUNCH AND SPECIAL DINNER AT KIEV, AS WELL AS THE FEB. 15 WALKING TOUR OF PRINCE GONG'S MANSION, LED BY HISTORICAN JEREMIAH JENNE. THE LATTER IS TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR MAR. 28. Additional details will be announced on this site, via wechat, and by email closer to the date. 

    Stay tuned also for information on the status of our RASBJ event scheduled for  Feb. 27 -- 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). 

Stay healthy and safe!


FEB.8, POSTPONED: 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.


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NOTICE: DUE TO VENUE UNCERTAINTIES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, RASBJ HAS POSTPONED THE RAS JOURNAL LAUNCH ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR FEB 8, AND HAS RE-SCHEDULED ITS FEB 15 WALKING TOUR OF PRINCE GONG'S MANSION UNTIL (TENTATIVELY) MAR 28. We'll announce additional details on this site, via wechat and by email as they become available.

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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