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China and Siam

Through the Lens of John Thomson

13 April – 23 June

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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John Thomson is one of 19th century’s greatest photographers, a pioneer of photojournalism.

The FIRST London exhibition of China and Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson opens 13 April 2018 and runs through to 23 June. The exhibition covers a decade of Thomson’s photographic work in Asia from 1862 to 1872 and is curated from the renowned collection of glass negatives at the Wellcome Library, London.

This follows an acclaimed international exhibition tour to 20 museums, seen by over 920,000 visitors worldwide.


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Upcoming Events from China Unbound

Chinese Mandarin Pinyin Workshop 
24 April, Tues, 7 to 8.30pm, Southwark
Ever consider learning Mandarin but unsure if it’s for you? Have you seen Chinese names or place names but ensure how to pronounce them? Do you sometimes struggle with your Mandarin tones and pronunciation? Then our fun, interactive workshop is perfect for you! Sign up now (limited spaces). Book Now

Survival Business Mandarin in 4 Hours (limited to 6 spaces) 
17 May, Thursday, Morning / Evening session, London Bridge Book Now

Beginner Mandarin (Evening) – Survival 101 
8 May, 7 to 8.30 pm, Tuesdays, London Bridge, 12 weeks  Book Now

Advanced Beginner Mandarin (Evening) – Survival Plus 
14 May, 7 to 8.30 pm, Mondays, London Bridge, 12 weeks  Book Now

Entry Intermediate Mandarin (Evening) – Speak with Ease
9 May, 7 to 8.30 pm, Wednesdays, London Bridge, 12 weeks  Book Now

Intermediate (Evening) – Speak with Fluency 
15 May, 7 to 8.30 pm, Tuesday, London Bridge, 12 weeks  Book Now

Advanced Intermediate (Evening) – On Your Way to Mastery!
10 May, 7 to 8.30 pm, Thursday, London Bridge, 12 weeks  Book Now

HK Society members can use HKAS20 for £20 off any of these courses

Chinese at SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre provides short course tuition in Chinese (Mandarin) and in Cantonese on weekdays, during the evening, and on Saturday mornings. It also offers a range of intensive and semi-intensive courses during the Easter and summer periods, some of these for specific language-learning requirements (e.g. Chinese for Business; Chinese for the Martial Arts).

Studying Chinese at the SOAS Language Centre

In addition to its short courses, SOAS Language Centre also offers two full-time accredited programmes: the Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese and the Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Chinese is a vibrant section within SOAS Language Centre and the study of Chinese is a popular choice with language learners from all walks of life. Currently, there are around a dozen teachers of Chinese, all of whom have considerable expertise in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language.

Chinese Language Courses

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese (full-time)

Teacher Training in Chinese

Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

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