As families reunite for the Mid-Autumn Festival, students are also making their way to Oxford for the start of the academic year. This issue features Oxford's leading expert on quantitative behavioural finance, Professor Zhou Xunyu, as well as Oxford alumna and veteran journalist, Sharon Cheung. Alumnus Chris Drake writes about going the extra mile, or 80 miles while crossing 6 high-altitude passes at 4000 m for the Oxford China Trekkers' Challenge, raising £10,000 in the process for the Oxford China Centre Library.
The appointment of Professor Louise Richardson as the next Oxford Vice-Chancellor heralds a new chapter for the University. Find out more about this and other news from Oxford as well as events near you.
The Oxbridge Society Hong Kong's Biennial Varsity Ball on 10th October, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is now sold out but you can still place your name on a wait list for a chance to experience an evening of fantasty, mystery and enchantment. MORE
The Oxbridge Society Shanghai runs Impact Initatives where alumni works with local groups such as children of migrant families to make an impact on on their development and learning. Their next event is on 26th September. Contact the group to find out more.
Dr PJ Thum from Project Southeast Asia at Oxford will discuss the results of the recent general elections in Singapore in the context of its recent history in this event in Hong Kong on 2 October. MORE
The Oxbridge Dining Club of Bangkok hosts their glamorous Annual Dinner on 6 October, the highlight of the Bangkok social calendar at the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok. Not to be missed by alumni travelling to Thailand! MORE
President Xi Jinping has used the term 'Chinese dream' to describe the country's aspirations for a better future. This year the University has significantly increased funding opportunities for students from China and Hong Kong, helping them fulfill their Oxford dream. MORE
From Jiangsu to founding Chair of the Centre of Mathematical Finance at Oxford, Prof. Zhou Xunyu explains how the same mathematics can guide a missile and manage a mutual fund. MORE
Sharon Cheung talks about life as a veteran journalist in Hong Kong and why she is supporting the Reuters Institute for the Study Journalism at Oxford. MORE
Oxford's mission of teaching and learning about China took a step forward in June 2015 when a group of Oxford graduates and staff successfully completed the "Great Kora" trek and raised £10,000 to support acquisitions for the Oxford China Centre library. Read on for an account of this adventure by Chris Drake (Exeter 1975). MORE
THE LATEST ROUNDUP FOR CHINA ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
Prof. Louise Richardson, a distinguished academic in the study of terrorism and security issues and currently the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of University of St Andrew's, will become Oxford's Vice-Chancellor in 2016. MORE
Share your success as a former international student and enter the British Council's Education UK Alumni Awards 2016, which will celebrate professional achievement, social impact and entrepreneurship. MORE
Oxford's Saïd Business School has teamed up with Harvard Business School and Guanghua School of Management at Peking University to deliver an executive education programme for Chinese family firms. MORE
If you are recruiting for the new talent, or are willing to offer internships, the Oxford Careers Office can put you in touch with Oxford students and graduates who are looking for opportunities in Hong Kong and China. MORE
For 28 years, the Lee Shau Kee Scholarships at Wadham College were an aspiration for a generation of top academic achievers from Hong Kong, encouraging them to consider an Oxford education and forming an important link between the city and Oxford. Today, the 100 Lee Shau Kee Scholars who are at the forefront of business, law and engineering are a tribute to his generosity and vision. MORE