The Business Confucius Institute (BCI) at the University of Leeds held a celebratory event to welcome the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit with a variety of cultural activities, such as engaging workshops, educational talks and performances led by our knowledgeable and talented staff on 18 January 2023.
Professor of China and International Studies at Lancaster University Jinghan Zeng visited us at the University of Leeds to give the 2022 Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture on China’s emerging Artificial Intelligence industry.
The annual ‘China Day’ for students at Harrogate Grammar School marks another successful year of Mandarin education and Chinese cultural experience at our Confucius Classroom. The event this year took place on Thursday 13 October. The event saw our new BCI teachers, Yuanyuan Liang, Yuqing Wang and Yixuan Deng.
The Fourth International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL-4) was on 20-21 June 2022, hybrid online and in person on the campus of The University of Leeds. ISOCTAL is a bi-annual winter event and a high platform for frontline research in Chinese theoretical and applied linguistics, a promotion channel for global collaboration across disciplines and a network for future development and innovation. Our Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds sponsored the conference of this year.
The BCI hosted an in-person event to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival on 31 May. We had been very much looking forward to hosting this event for some time, as it had been three years since we were able to have an in-person activity of this nature due to COVID restrictions. We knew that our students…
The BCI has been Highly Commended in the ‘Global Category’ at the 2020 Leeds Partnership Awards.
Giles Blackburne, Executive Director, and Professor Zhang Xiaofeng, Chinese Director, attended the award evening held on 9 May 2022 to celebrate those who have enriched the Leeds community by embodying the values of the Leeds Partnership this academic year.