SACU Handbook

SACU Handbook

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:

  1. Preface
  2. Foreword by SACU's Chair
  3. SACU origins and objectives
    How SACU started up in 1965 and the services it offers.
  4. Brief introduction to China
    An overview on why China has become such an important country to study.
    China's remarkable transformation since 1949.
  5. History of China A survey of China's dynastic history from 2000BCE to the present day.
  6. China and the modern world
    China's place in the world and its main achievements
  7. China's system of government
    How China's political system is organised.
  8. Geographical features
    The topography and climate of China
  9. The Chinese people
    The ethnic make-up of a country of over 1,300,000,000 people.
  10. Chinese Public holidays
    The principal public festivals and holidays
  11. Educational system
    How China achieves such high levels of literacy
  12. Chinese language
    A survey of the main features of the language
  13. British cities and regions twinned with Chinese cities and regions
    Associations between British and Chinese cities
  14. Chinese religions
    Buddhism; Daoism; Confucianism introduced.
  15. The Chinese in Britain
    The Chinese community in the UK
  16. Travel to China
    How to get to China.
  17. Where to find out more about China
    Books, magazines and web sites about China.
  18. Chinese arts and culture
    Classical literature; modern literature; Film and Theatre; Opera; Art
  19. Martial arts of China
  20. Useful information and Chinese websites
  21. Associations with Chinese connection
  22. Chinese churches in the UK
  23. Recommended books
    Important sources of reference about China
SACU Handbook

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