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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.


Partner Event: Is Dao Translatable?

The East Asian Translation Research satellite launches on 1 May with a research talk from Professor XIONG Wei, visiting from Wuhan University in China.

Meet the Author: Bridging the Gap (An Introduction to Intercultural Communication with China)

Dr Catherine Hua Xiang unravels the nuances of effective communication in China. Her new book, 'Bridging the Gap', equips readers with the understanding needed to navigate cultural differences, making their cross-cultural interactions more successful and rewarding.

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Celebrated Chinese author Lu Min begins UK residency in Leeds

Fans of Chinese language, literature and culture gathered at Leeds University Union for a special event hosted by the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds and the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing.

Leeds alumna Marie Tulloch shares practical tips and inspiration

The Business Confucius Institute (BCI) welcomed Leeds graduate Marie Tulloch back to campus during Global Careers Week. This was an inspiring talk filled with practical insights about making a career using Chinese language skills. 

An intercultural celebration to welcome the Year of the Dragon

On 8 February 2023 almost 100 staff, students and friends braved the snow to join the Business Confucius Institute's Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Mischa Wilmers on the evolution of his Mandarin-learning approach

Mischa Wilmers started learning Chinese in our evening classes as a way to meet people when he first moved to Leeds. Six years on he...

Apply now: Business Confucius Institute Project Assistant

We are looking for our next Project Assistant! This flexible, part-time internship is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and contribute to the work of...

Training opportunity for early career Mandarin teachers

Apply for a free training programme to develop your practice and subject expertise over three in-person sessions taking place in Leeds or London. The Mandarin...

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