Dinner Club Details

Title Britain - Iran (Title to be confirmed)
Speaker Professor Ali Ansari
Date Mon 14 January 2013

Currently at the University of Bristol, Professor Bickers specialises in modern China and the history of colonialism and, in particular, of the British Empire and its relations with China and the history of Shanghai (1843-1950s). He has written several books, his latest one being The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914 in which he surveys the foreign presence in that period. Amongst other appointments, he is Director of the British inter-university China Centre, a Co-Director of the AHRC-funded REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub, is involved in Bristol University's Centre for East Asian Studies and the Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

Venue Not Specified

Members may bring guests after written notification to the Secretary, giving name, title and address of the guest. The names of participants will be placed on a list and a table seating-plan drawn up.

The Chatham House Rule applies and every member of the Club shall undertake that any information obtained at Dinner meetings shall be privileged and, if used elsewhere, will be attributed neither to any speaker at the meeting nor to the forum of the Dinner Club itself.

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 30 Apr The Last British Evacuation of Kabul (Winter 1928-1929) at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 14 May Japan's Opportunities and Challenges in N E Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 21 May The RSAA's India Collection at The RSAA Library


Welcome to Iraq Exhibition at South London Gallery, Peckham. Ends 1 June 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium 25 and 26 September 2014 more…

The Art and Archaeology of the Indian Sub-Continent A series of 27 lectures over three terms at the Bhavan Centre more…

Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus


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