Events

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.

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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.  
Register by 1 November to take HSK level 3 or 4 at our exam centre on Sunday 5 December.
University of Leeds alumnus Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive of the China-Britain Business Council, will talk about his work and provide a perspective on UK-China business.
Register by 24 October to take HSK level 1, 2, 5 or 6 at our exam centre on Saturday 20 November.
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. 
A one-off preparation class to help students prepare for the HSK 3 exam. 
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?