Announcements Archive

  • Chinese Language Classes – open for booking

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our Winter term courses as listed below are now available for online booking. All classes will start week beginning 23 January 2017 and run for 10 weeks ending in the last week of March 2017. All classes take place ... Read more
  • China Quick-Fix Talk 19 Jan 2017 18.00 – Dr Bill Aitchison

    Join us for this talk which considers a less visible aspect of China’s development. China Quick-Fix is a talk and slide show that offers a special opportunity to see a less well known side of China up close and in the company of artist Bill Aitchison. Bill Aitchison has spent the last three years ... Read more
  • English Language Assistant-Opportunities in China

    Discover what China has to offer through a paid English language teaching placement.  A number of new posts for graduates to work as language assistants in schools across China are on offer for 2017 from British Council. Working as a language assistant gives you the chance to discover another culture and develop invaluable, transferable skills for ... Read more
  • Panoramas and Portraits:
    1860’s China

    The University library has recently carried out an extensive digitisation project of a superb volume of photographs many of which are from Lord Elgin’s 1860’s military campaign in China.  The majority of these images were taken by Felice Beato, the famous war photographer. The album from which these images are taken is a large, fairly ornate ... Read more
  • Violence in Upland Southwest China:- Seminar 23 Nov 5pm

    This seminar on 23 November 17.00-19.00 explores group violence in an area of Southwest China that experienced on-going conflicts between 1800 and the late 1950s involving indigenous Yi (Nuosu) peoples, Chinese settler communities, and the Qing and Republican states. Population pressure has been blamed by early nineteenth century governors and later scholarship alike, but our speaker ... Read more
  • Business Lecture Patrick Horgan, Rolls-Royce – Podcast

    For those who missed the excellent talk last month from  Patrick Horgan, OBE, Regional Director, North-East Asia for Rolls-Royce we are pleased to offer you the chance to hear his talk via this podcast.   Patrick, a graduate of Oxford University, and a Mandarin speaker with a background which spans business, diplomacy and cultural relations, is Regional ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Lunchbox Sessions 2016 Wed & Thurs

    Chinese Language Lunchbox (汉语盒饭) is a free, lunch-time language programme which has been specially designed to introduce simple and useful Chinese words and phrases along with some cultural understanding for non-Chinese speakers for the University community. This semester the Lunchbox Sessions will cover five topics one on each of five different dates. You can book a ... Read more
  • Deciphering Chinese Characters -short course

    Want to spend more time on Chinese characters learning? Or perhaps you are finding Chinese characters more challenging? We are offering a five week course from November which will develop your skills in character recognition. More information is below the timetable. CLass TO SUIT STUDENTS FROM… Day(s) Dates-all 2016 Time Full Price / Student Chinese Characters  Beginners Wednesday 9,16,23,30 Nov and 7 Dec 2016 6.00-8.00pm £50/£35 Character Class: Registration Form This ... Read more