Events: Culture

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Go behind the scenes with two authors from the team who created ‘Social Perspective’, a Chinese textbook that explores social issues in contemporary China. 
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?
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. 
Writer, broadcaster and editor Isabel Hilton will talk about China Dialogue (中外对话), an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.
A cross-cultural discussion comparing attitudes to sustainability in China and the UK, organised by the Business Confucius Institute and Leeds University Business School. Come along and join the conversation!
Join us online after the last day of the Chinese New Year period to learn about Spring Festival traditions with our teachers.
In this Language Zone session (open to University of Leeds students) we will introduce Chinese New Year traditions and facilitate cultural exchange between attendees.
A fun celebration of Chinese New Year for students enrolled on our Mandarin Chinese Evening Courses, including an introduction to Spring Festival traditions, calligraphy and cuisine.
Georgia Yexley, Head of Growth at micro-mobility company Beryl, will share an insider’s view on her time at fast-growing Chinese tech startup Mobike and talk about her experience of marketing a Chinese brand around the world.  
Join us to learn about the successful career of Leeds alumnus Guy Dru Drury MBE, Chief Representative in China for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).