Past events

Seminar on FOCAC 2018

[divider_flat]ON Thursday 11 October 2018, the UJCI hosted a seminar on ‘The Future of Africa-China Relations: Conclusions from FOCAC 2018’. It was aimed at unpacking the outcomes of the 2018 FOCAC summit, and examining some of the features of Africa-China relations in a changing global order. Specifically, it addressed the issue of whether China can…

Public Dialogue on SA economic policy since 1994

On 23 July 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the Concerned Africans Forum and the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue entitled ‘Progressive or Neo-Liberal?: South African Policy Economic Policy since 1994’. The Dialogue was chaired by Mongane Wally Serote, Professor of Philosophy at UJ. The speakers were Dr Essop Pahad, former Minister in the…

Seminar on Sino-African satellite cooperation

On 11 June 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the UJ Library, presented a seminar on ‘Satellite Cooperation: The Next Frontier of Sino-African Relations?’ The seminar was chaired by Professor Esther Akinlabi, Vice-Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. The keynote speaker was…

Seminar on shifting Sino-American relations: implications for Africa

On Friday 11 May 2018, the UJCI, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg Library, hosted a seminar on ‘Battle of the Giants?: Shifting Sino-American Relations and Re-Globalisation: Implications for Africa’. The event was chaired by Dr David Monyae, Co-Director, UJCI. The keynote speakers were Prof Wang Dong, Associate Professor in the School of International…

Chinese Lantern Festival 2018

[divider_flat]On Friday 2 March 2018, the UJCI staged a Chinese Lantern Festival, which also served as an event for welcoming its new Chinese Co-Director. Background The Lantern Festival is one of the most important Chinese traditional festivals. It falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, which is also the first night of…

WuShu Performance Tour in Africa

[divider_flat]On 26 October 2017, the UJCI hosted a performance of the WuShu Performance Tour in Africa. The WuShu Performance Tour consists of a series of performances of Chinese Martial Arts, which tell an interesting story about the development of Chinese Martial Arts. These performances are undertaken by teachers and students at the Martial Art College…

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day

On Tuesday 3 October 2017, the UJCI celebrated the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and China’s National Day. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival in China, signifying the idea of reunion. On this day, people, especially family members, have happy get-togethers. Moon cakes, symbolising ‘reunion, just like the full moon, form an important part of the…

Public Lecture on Chinese Medicine

ON Wednesday 27 September 2017, the Faculty of Health Science and Department of Homoeopathy at the University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with the UJCI, hosted a Public Lecture by Prof Wang Xudong of the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine on ‘The Cultural Values of Chinese Medicine and Health Preservation Practice’. 中医文化价值与养生实践 About Chinese Medicine With…