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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. 
The Business Confucius Institute (BCI) at the University of Leeds has won the Leeds University Business School Partnership Awards 2022 Global Award.  BCI Communication and Marketing Officer Xunnan Li attended the ceremony on behalf of the team.  “The Partnership Awards recognise the exceptional work of staff and students who truly put the Leeds Partnership into…
The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCI) celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Tiger with a cultural event on 1 February organised by our Chinese instructors. Two Chinese craft workshops were delivered as part of the event: papercutting (剪纸) and traditional Chinese painting (国画). The BCI saw many familiar faces in the…
Wishing everyone a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous Chinese New Year as we ring in the Year of the Tiger!  Curious as to what the Chinese New Year celebration is all about? Our Head Teacher Maggie presented BCI students with a delightful guide to the Spring Festival, introducing all the basics, including traditions, customs, cuisine, and…