About Free Chinese culture short courses

Interested in Chinese Culture?

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland (CI) will host a series of short courses on Chinese Culture in 2017. Courses are free for UQ students, however registration is required as places are limited.

Designed to assist participants develop a stronger understanding of various key aspects of Chinese culture, CI is pleased to offer the following two courses in Semester 1, 2017:

Course #1 (4 sessions) 23 March – 13 April 2017

Time: Thursdays 12pm to 12:50pm

Topics: When East meets West; Facial masks in Peking Opera: Colours and meanings; Confucius and Confucianism; Chinese ink painting.

Course #2 (3 sessions) 27 April – 11 May 2017

Time: Thursdays 12pm to 12:50pm

Topics: Chinese Tea; Chinese traditional buildings: Structures, decorations and symbols; Arranged dating and marriage.

Why increase your understanding of Chinese culture?

  • 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?

Currently-enrolled UQ students.

Register your Participation:

Register your interest by emailing business.manager@confucius.uq.edu.au

This course has limited places. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis.

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