China, Employability and Widening Participation

Online talk with Gary Izunwa on 6 July at 6pm.

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Learn Chinese

Learning Chinese opens up your world, challenges your mind, and above all, it's fun! Explore our website for information on our range of courses and Chinese proficiency exams.

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Understand China

Our events programme introduces you to China's rich cultural heritage as well as its vibrant modern culture. Whether your interest in China is for business or pleasure, there's something for you!

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Do business

Understand Chinese consumers and business practices through expert insight from guest speakers and academics. View business-related events, courses, and research.

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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.

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In this talk Gary Izunwa will discuss the benefits of having China experience, drawing from his personal story and professional work experience. A passionate advocate for social mobility, Gary will consider the barriers some people face and the advantages of making China experience accessible to a wider population. 

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In this online talk, BCI teacher Xunnan Li will provide an introduction to Chinese Traditional Theatre (Xiqu ”戏曲”). How does it compare to Western forms of theatre and what can it tell us about contemporary China?

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Zuzanna Suchcicka (苏卉雅), a third year student of Chinese and International Business at the University of Leeds, will represent Leeds in the UK finals of the 2021 Chinese Bridge Competition.

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The 2nd Chinese Competition of Charitable Projects & Business Innovations for UK University Students will be held online in April 2021. Find out more about the competition and how to enter.

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Participating in a Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Summer Consultancy Project gave Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy student Ha Thu Nguyen the opportunity to respond to a real-life business brief, while also improving her intercultural competence and understanding of Chinese culture. Read her reflections on the linguistic and cultural factors that had an impact on the process, and the steps she took to overcome barriers.

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In this report commissioned by the Business Confucius Institute (BCI), Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy student Ha Thu Nguyen shares her research into Chinese consumer shopping behaviour in Leeds and makes recommendations for retailer promotional activity on key dates.

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Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character learning app Skritter, is a long-time learner of Chinese and also has experience...

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We spoke to a student, a member of professional staff and an academic to get their different perspectives on the...

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Andrew Methven, CEO of the British advisory firm Hampton Group, first picked up Chinese when backpacking around China. After a...

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Professor Emma Cayley, Head of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS) at the University of Leeds, has always...

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