Records of a visit to China by the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, July 1976

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records comprise colour slides, notebooks containing notes of visits and meetings, and some memorabilia - menu of a banquet, copies of official delegation photographs and brochures from places visited. Also includes a short biography of Janet Hadley, a description and an itinerary of the visit.

Administrative / Biographical History

Janet Hadley worked for the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) for around 18 months in 1976-1977, as its General Secretary. The aim of the Society was broadly to promote friendship with the People's Republic of China and provide education about China and aspects of life there.

In 1976, the Chinese People's Friendship Association invited the Society to send a delegation of its members to China, as guests of the Association. Committees and branches of the Society proposed members from among their ranks and the eventual delegation was chosen by the Society's executive committee. As a fairly newly appointed General Secretary, Janet Hadley was amongst those chosen to go.

After working for SACU, Janet Hadley became a journalist.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated to SOAS Library by Janet Hadley in October 2007.

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