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Oct 7

First session of the Modern Chinese Literature Online Book Club

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

Online via Zoom

Contact: The OCI Team

Join us for our first Modern Chinese Literature Online Book Club event, facilitated by two experts in Chinese literature and translation, Nicky Harman and Emily Jones.

Aug 1

Take a look at our previous public talks and events

Thursday, August 1, 2024 (All day)

If you missed the chance to attend the first time or would like to rewatch any of our previous events or public talks, you can now view these here on the previous events page. 

  • April 8, 2022, Professor GU Yueguo from Beijing Foreign Studies University explored issues around the concept of “face” in China and the high importance of “saving face to preserve a person’s respect and honour.
  • May 13, 2022, Professor Ames delivered a talk to address the question: What impact will Confucianism—a philosophy that begins from the primacy of relationality and grounded in family feeling—have on world culture in the ensuing decades?

  • June 1, 2022, Dr Yan Tong discussed Chinese character writing, how to decode embedded meanings through analyzing the ways of forming characters, their historical evolution and actual functions in communication. Hard pen writing and soft brush writing was demonstrated in the talk.

  • June 24, 2022 - Conference: 'Creativity in Chinese language teaching and learning - Research and practice in challenging times'. See recordings from this international conference with the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS)

  • July 6, 2022 - Janet Wang provided a whirlwind tour of Chinese history, poetry and culture through the unfamiliar story of an ancient drinking culture. An intriguing talk jointly hosted by the Online Confucius Institute at The Open University and the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University.

Video recordings and transcripts from these events are available to view here.

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Stuart Hall Building  
The Open University 
Walton Hall 
Milton Keynes 
MK7 6AA