Mr Rod Lawrence

Bio Rod Lawrence's first acquaintance with China was in 1986 when he spent two years at Changchun University in northeast China as a lecturer in English. In 1990 he returned for a three-year appointment as lecturer in British studies at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in the south of the country, during which period he helped to develop a course book and teacher's manual for British studies at university level. He has held lecturing posts at the School of Oriental and African Studies. University of London, and at Peter Symonds' College in Winchester. He spent the 1997-8 academic year in Guangzhou and returned there to teach in September 2000.

Lectures to The Society

Title Type Date
Education in China: Preparation for Citizenship Lecture Feb 2000

Articles in the Journal

Education in China: Preparation for Citizenship
  Mr Rod Lawrence
  Asian Affairs, Volume 31 Number 3 November 2000

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 1 Oct Experiences of Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Tue 7 Oct K2: The Italian Mountain? at The RSAA Library
Wed 15 Oct The Great Game: Central Asia Overland at St Peter's Church Parish Hall


Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 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…

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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