Events: Culture

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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.
An all-female panel of non-Chinese natives currently working in Beijing share their tips and personal experiences to inspire others who want to start a career and build a network in China.
This short online session for University of Leeds students and staff will give you the basic cultural knowledge and language skills to engage confidently with your Chinese students, colleagues or classmates during the Chinese New Year period. 
Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard won the Reuters’ Video Journalist of the Year award in 2020 for his text and video reporting from the frontline of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this talk, Martin will discuss his experience of covering coronavirus in China at a time when little was known about the illness and the global impact that was to come.  
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.