Semester 1: Short Course on Chinese Culture

27 February 2019

UQ Students, staff and community members are invited to attend a short series of lunchtime sessions on Chinese culture offered by the Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland. No prior knowledge of Chinese Culture is required in order to attend. 

Sem. 1 Course (4 sessions) 15 March – 5 April 2019

Course Name: Chinese Culture Appreciation 

Time: Fridays 12pm to 12:50pm from 15 March to 5 April

Location: Forgan Smith Building, Room E218


  1. Facial masks in Chinese Operas – March 15
  2. Chinese Traditional Courtyard Houses – March 22
  3. The Silk Road – March 29
  4. Marriage and Dating – April 5

Presenter: Dr. Haiyan Liang

Why increase your understanding of Chinese culture/ Chinese Film Arts?

  • Career Development: China is currently Australia’s largest trading partner playing an important role in Australia’s trade strategies and development. With a range of exchange taking place with China, having strong cultural understanding will no doubt be highly advantageous.
  • Travel: If you have travelled to China or are planning on travelling to China, cultural understanding will enrich your experience significantly. Depending on personal interests, China's extensive history and culture extends to the Arts, music, cuisine, dance and architecture to name a few.
  • Language Learners: For learners and speakers of Mandarin, understanding Chinese culture increases opportunities for language learning development as language and culture are intricately intertwined. High proficiency in Mandarin can be difficult to master without some degree of cultural understanding.

Who can participate in this course?

Members of the UQ Community including UQ students and staff. There is no cost to attend. 

Register your Interest:

Register your interest by emailing

This course has limited places.

Before applying, please consider whether you can attend the majority of sessions. No show will disadvantage others wishing to participate in the course.