SCA Events - Glasgow

Glasgow branch programme, 2018-19

Below are the meetings of the 2018 programme for the Glasgow Branch of the SCA. All SCA members and friends are very welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.

Glasgow Branch meetings are held in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre (GMC), 21 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RE. Doors open at 7.00pm, tea and biscuits are served from 7.15 pm (cost £1) with meeting commencing at 7.30 pm. Events are free to SCA members and £1.50 (£1.00 concession) to non-members.

Thursday 16 May. "A Life that I Never Dreamt Of", by Shu-Chen Chiu(Suzanne).

Suzanne was born in Taiwan and initially brought up in the countryside in the 1960's and later attended university there, studying Chinese literature. In 2001 she came to Scotland along with her 3 daughters, none of whom spoke english. Her husband was in the computer hardware industry. Her 3 daughters have all attended univesrsity, the eldest of whom is a civil engineer, the middle daughter a junior doctor and the youngest daughter has completed a medical degree and will be studying dentistry.  

Suzanne has recently returned to Taiwan to visit family and we hope there will be some old family photographs to add to the presentation.

Glasgow branch AGM, and talk on Illustrated books of the Qing dynasty, Thursday 26th April

The AGM of the Glasgow Branch will be held on Thursday 26 Apri at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6RE. Doors open at 7pm tea and biscuits (cost £1) The meeting will start at 7.30 prompt. After the AGM, which all are welcome to attend, there will be a talk by Nathan Woolley, Director of the Confucius Institute, University of Glasgow. We expect the talk to start around 7:50pm.

Illustrated books of the Qing dynasty
By the time of Manchu rule, woodblock printing in China already had a history of nearly one thousand years. Over that time, publishing and the book trade in East Asia had flourished, spreading a common body of knowledge throughout China and its neighbours. By the Qing, books were published for erudition as well as entertainment with great variations in quality, ranging from the fine works of the imperial publishing house in the Forbidden City to the coarse and humble almanac. Illustrations in these works also varied greatly, some drawing on the works of great painters, with others using pictures for amusement and word games. This talk will consider the development of illustrations on the published page during China’s last imperial dynasty.