A bridge to China: Speak the language, understand the culture!

Published: 13 April 2012

The Confucius Institute is delivering a series of free public talks on traditional Chinese Festivals

Would you like to know why Chinese New Year falls at a different time each year, and why each year has a different animal to symbolise it?

Confucius Institute Do you know how many traditional festivals there are in China and how Chinese people celebrate them?

Have you heard the story behind Chinese Valentines Day?

And who are the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet?

Then why don’t you come to the free public talks where you can learn about Chinese history and culture, pick up a few Chinese words, and taste some Chinese tea?

The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow is delivering a series of public talks on traditional Chinese festivals. The Institute will kick off this programme be offering a public talk on the ‘Qing Ming’ Festival.

Co-Director, Professor Su, will talk about the history of this festival, what people do, and a free language class!

Time: 13.00 – 14.00, Wednesday 18 April and 13.00 – 14.00, Saturday 21 April 2012

Venue: Confucius Institute, John McIntyre Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Admission: Free of charge

Traditional Chinese tea will be offered. Places are limited, first come first served. Pick up your telephone, or turn on your computer, register now!

We will keep you posted with other exciting events!

Events calendar:

  • Dragon Boat Festival (23 June 2012)
  • Chinese Valentine Day (23 July 2012)
  • Mid Autumn Festival (30 September 2012)

Telephone: +44 141 330 7730

Email: Confucius@glasgow.ac.uk

First published: 13 April 2012

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