UQ Confucius Institute Public Lecture on Chinese Language and Culture - Registrations Now Open!

UQ Confucius Institute Public Lecture on Chinese Language and Culture - Registrations Now Open!

Fri 1 Mar 2019 10:00am5:00pm


Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

BrisAsia Symposium 2019 – Belonging, 1 March, is an intimate and thought-provoking day designed to inspire and connect individuals passionate about the drive for cultural change. The Symposium includes a range of interactive panel discussions and artistic performances. Topics of discussion include intercultural arts practice, cultural heritage and diplomacy, philosophy, creativity and wellbeing.

During the Symposium, The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute (UQ CI) will facilitate a UQ CI Public Lecture on Chinese Language and Culture.  Guest speaker and internationally renowned expert Professor Zuo Biao of Shanghai Maritime University will deliver the lecture on the topic of Confucianism: It’s Essentials and Relevance to the World Today.

Writer and television presenter Adam Liaw will be joining also as guest speaker at the 2019 Symposium.  His television series, Destination Flavour, has travelled through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Scandinavia and Singapore, winning an AACTA award for Best Lifestyle Program. Mr Liaw is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition.

The UQ CI Public Lecture and Symposium are part of the BrisAsia Festival which showcases traditional and contemporary Asian arts and cultural events. From Saturday 9 February until Sunday 3 March 2019, enjoy events across the city and in the suburbs.

The Symposium strengthens the bonds of cultural and multi-disciplinary communities. Forge new pathways with fellow creatives over a curated lunch by local food entrepreneur and celebrity chef Margaret Nguyen. Nurture your sense of belonging through conversations with our growing collective of innovators dedicated to bridging our networks of cultures and communities. Join the stellar panel and engage with local and international thought leaders, and leave with fresh perspectives, rejuvenated ideas and stronger creative connections.

Registrations for the UQ CI Public Lecture and Symposium are essential please book here