Events

An eight-week Mandarin course for adults.
An eight-week Mandarin course for adults.
This session for Global Opportunities Week will help students learn more about what it is like to study abroad in mainland China. Come along to hear from our student panel and ask them your questions! Open to University of Leeds students.
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).
An online HSK ‘Home Edition’ exam date has been made available in December and we will be offering levels 1-4. Register by 27 November.

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Join us as Jonathan Geldart transports us to a Chinese coffee shop where we learn about the country today through the stories of its people – in particular, for this event, some of the extraordinary women he met, many of whom struggle for independence and recognition.
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies at King’s College London, reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the ‘Chinese Godfather’, the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.
Jonathan Geldart transports us to a Chinese coffee shop where we learn about the country today through the stories of its people. Join us to find out how people really live and do business in modern China.
‘Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today’ is a Financial Times, Guardian and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year. On 11th February 2016 you can ‘Meet the Author’ and find out why.
Meet the Authors continues with special guest Ben Chu, economics editor at The Independent, discussing his first book. Join us as we dispel some myths about China.
Meet the Authors is teaming up with Leeds Big Bookend to bring you a China book talk at this year’s ‘rock festival for words’ in Leeds City Centre.
Michael Dillon, one of the UK’s leading authorities on modern China, presents an original and full biography of this charismatic leader who has played a huge role in China’s modern history.
Jonathan Geldart has interviewed some of the top Chinese business leaders of today- and now he is going to share their secrets with you.
John Spurling discusses his expertly researched historical novel full of fascinating details as well as action and riveting drama.
International bestselling author Jung Chang reveals the remarkable story of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into the modern age.