Events: Online

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Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  Learn more about her career in this Media Futures event organised by the School of Media and Communication. 
Go behind the scenes with two authors from the team who created ‘Social Perspective’, a Chinese textbook that explores social issues in contemporary China. 
An inspiring online networking session for students currently learning Chinese at the University of Leeds with the East Asian Studies Department, Business Confucius Institute, or Language Centre.
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. 
Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character writing app Skritter, is a former Mandarin teacher and lifelong learner. Learners of Chinese and language enthusiasts will benefit from his personal and professional insights into learning, teaching and making Chinese characters stick.
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!
Leeds alumni Sean McGibney and Oliver Leach share the story behind The Chairman’s Bao, the most comprehensive online news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. How did they turn their knowledge of Chinese into a business, and how does their business fit into the wider Mandarin-learning landscape? 
Join us online after the last day of the Chinese New Year period to learn about Spring Festival traditions with our teachers.