China and Asia Pacific Events

13 October 2017

Join us in the John McIntyre Conference Centre for a programme focusing on the future in East Asia, the Pacific and beyond. Arranged in partnership with Handa charity, Worldwide Support for Development, we are thrilled to host former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir John Key who along with our three other speakers will consider how Chinese and Japanese views of the future have had, and will further have, tremendous impact on the world.

The evening will be chaired by Sir Tim Lankester, former Director of SOAS and Vice-Chair of Worldwide Support for Development (WSD Handa). The full line up of speakers are:
Sir John Key, former PM of New Zealand
Prof Natascha Gentz, Assistant Principal China
Prof Aaron Moor, Handa Chair of Japanese Chinese Relations

Richard McGregor, journalist, author and writer whose latest book is entitled Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Region.

For full details of the talks and speaker biogs, please see our website page.
Booking for this talk which will be followed by a networking drinks reception is essential.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland
T: 0131 662 2180

Sangs an' Clatter: Journey to the West - Stories from China
The Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2HG
Live Storytelling | Bilingual
8pm (1hr) | £6.50 | Adults

Storyteller Ma Wei has undertaken a long Journey to the West to share stories from one of the masterpieces of Chinese literature. Together with Scotland based Chinese storyteller Fong Liu, they will introduce you to Monkey and other characters. Ma Wei is the present-day successor of the Yangzhou PinHua - storytelling in the Yangzhou dialect. The event is hosted by The Village Storytelling Centre.

More information: or 0141 882 3025.
Book online here.

Sam Rowe
The Village Storytelling Centre
Langton Halls
69 Langton Road
Glasgow, G53 5DD

Tel: 0141 882 3025
Scottish Charity No. SC035527
Company No. 268124