photos of Lancaster and China

Lancaster University Confucius Institute

Lancaster University Confucius Institute officially opened on 20 December 2011.

Its aims include to:

  1. offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students;
  2. offer language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses;
  3. support enterprise in the North West region through the themes of China, innovation and sustainable development. Both Lancaster University and our partner University in China, South China University of Technology, have significant expertise in these areas.

 

 

Forthcoming Events

22 February 2015, 14:00-15:30
'How the Chinese Labour Corps became the Forgotten of the Forgotten of the First World War, and its significance' Steve Lau

Lancaster City Museum. To register, call the City Museum on 01524 64637 between 10am-5pm, Tues-Sun. (This talk is a repeated on 23 Feb at Lancaster University)

23 February 2015, 16.30-18.00
'How the Chinese Labour Corps became the Forgotten of the Forgotten of the First World War, and its significance' Steve Lau

Bowland North Seminar room 6, Lancaster University. All welcome.(This talk is a repeat of the talk on 22 Feb)

23 February 2015, 13:00-14:30
'1421: When China discovered America' Ian Hudson

Lancaster Maritime Museum.
Please register online

16 - 20 February 2015
February half-term Chinese arts and crafts workshops

Workshops will be held at Lancaster Library: face masks, Chinese painting and calligraphy, paper-cutting.
Monday 16 February: 11am-1pm and 2-4pm at Lancaster Library
Tuesday 17 February: 11am-1pm at Lancaster Library

Weekly Classes / Events

19 January - 16 March 2015
Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

We offer Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff, students and the local community.

22 January - 19 March 2015
Chinese calligraphy and painting

A 9 week introductory course to Chinese calligraphy and painting. Materials are provided. Thursdays 12.15-13.45. Cost £45. Register online

22 January - 19 March 2015
Tai Chi

Learn Yang style Tai chi with Confucius Institute. A 9 week course and opportunity to practice with a teacher. Cost £25.
Intermediate (for those who have done one term of classes before) Wednesdays 1-2pm in the Chaplaincy Quiet room.
Beginner (no experience required) Tuesdays 1-2pm in LICA A023. Register online