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Cambridge Intellectual Seminar—Lao She 老舍(SHU Qingchun) in UK

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  • UserMr CHEN Heliang, the Deputy Director of Counselors’ Office of China State Council, and Mr SHU Yi from the Central Research Institute of Culture and Histroy, who is the son of a highly celebrated Chinese writer Lao She (1899-1966).
  • ClockTuesday 24 May 2011, 15:00-17:00
  • HousePavillion Room, Hughes Hall CB1 2EW.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Feifan Chang.

For the Cambridge Intellectual Seminar on Tuesday 24th May, we are pleased to have distinguished guests from the State Council of China, including Mr CHEN Heliang (陈鹤良), the Deputy Director of Counselors’ Office of the State Council (国务院参事室副主任), and Mr SHU Yi (舒乙), from the Central Research Institute of Culture and Histroy (中央文史研究馆), who is the son of a highly celebrated Chinese writer Lao She (老舍1899-1966).

The Cambridge Intellectual Seminar (剑智讲坛) is designed to be long-term series to discuss the various phenomena in contemporary China, to summarize the experience of China’s success, and to provide theoretical interpretations and policy recommendations to addressing developmental problems in China. The key speakers will all be distinguished guests with high profile and acknowledged expertise in their own academic areas.

Venue: Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall CB1 2EW

Time: 15:00-17:00, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 (This session will be in Chinese)

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Speakers’ Background:

CHEN Heliang

Majored in Jounalism Studies and graduated from Chinese Language Department, Peking University in 1982. He is currently the Deputy Director of Counselors’ Office of the State Council, People’s Republic of China.

The Counselors’ Office of the State Council is the consultative organization directly under the State Council. Counselors of the State Council are appointed by the Premier. Many of them are democratic parties’ members, non-party personages, well-known experts and scholars, and public figures who have high reputation and great influence in China. The basic responsibilities of counselors are: participating in and commenting on state affairs, offering advice, proposals and consultation on important issues of the State, engaging in the united front work, and promoting friendship.

SHU Yi

Manchu, son of Lao She (SHU Qingchun), who is one of the most significant figures of 20th Century Chinese literature. As a member of the National Committee of CPPCC , he has strived to preserve the ancient sites and cultural heritage. He is also a member of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History, and consultant of China Lao She Research Centre. He has 13 books published, including ’My Kite’, ’Lao She’ and ’Borderless Love’. He is also specialized in Chinese painting.

The Central Research Institute of Culture and History was established at the initiative of Mao Zedong. It’s members are appointed by the Premier.

This talk is part of the CSSA-Cambridge series.

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