Our members' handbook is an invaluable reference resource for anyone wanting to learn more about China and Chinese culture.
It is sent out to every new member when they join the society. It is an A4 sized magazine of 42 pages.
The Handbook contains:
- Foreword by SACU's Chair
- SACU origins and objectives
How SACU started up in 1965 and the services it offers.
- Brief introduction to China
An overview on why China has become such an important country to study.
China's remarkable transformation since 1949.
- History of China
A survey of China's dynastic history from 2000BCE to the present day.
- China and the modern world
China's place in the world and its main achievements
- China's system of government
How China's political system is organised.
- Geographical features
The topography and climate of China
- The Chinese people
The ethnic make-up of a country of over 1,300,000,000 people.
- Chinese Public holidays
The principal public festivals and holidays
- Educational system
How China achieves such high levels of literacy
- Chinese language
A survey of the main features of the language
- British cities and regions twinned with Chinese cities and regions
Associations between British and Chinese cities
- Chinese religions
Buddhism; Daoism; Confucianism introduced.
- The Chinese in Britain
The Chinese community in the UK
- Travel to China
How to get to China.
- Where to find out more about China
Books, magazines and web sites about China.
- Chinese arts and culture
Classical literature; modern literature; Film and Theatre; Opera; Art
- Martial arts of China
- Useful information and Chinese websites
- Associations with Chinese connection
- Chinese churches in the UK
- Recommended books
Important sources of reference about China
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