Learn Chinese in 2022

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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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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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As the first traditional Chinese festival listed on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritages, Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three most important lunar festivals in China, the culture event is featured with a culture lesson and two arts craft workshops.

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The BCI has been Highly Commended in the ‘Global Category’ at the 2020 Leeds Partnership Awards.  Giles Blackburne, Executive Director, and Professor Zhang Xiaofeng, Chinese Director, attended the award evening held on 9 May 2022 to celebrate those who have enriched the Leeds community by embodying the values of the Leeds Partnership this academic year. 

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The Business Confucius Institute (BCI) at the University of Leeds has won the Leeds University Business School Partnership Awards 2022...

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On 23 February 2022, attendees gathered online to enjoy an all-female panel of expats discuss building a network and career in China. All panellists had great expertise their industries spanning media, communications, start-ups and innovation.

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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCI) celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Tiger with...

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On 27 April 2022, Leeds alumnus James Halstead MCIL CL delivered a lecture about the global language service providing (LSP)...

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Leeds alumna Nandini Venkata was joined by a panel of women living and working in Beijing at an online event...

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Jacopo Mazzanati lived in China for five years working in the world of professional football as a coach and as...

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Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard, an award-winning multimedia journalist for Reuters, spoke in a guest lecture at the Business Confucius Institute...

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