About Expressions of Interest - Short Culture Course (September)

Interested in Chinese Culture?

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland (CI) seeks expressions of interest to attend a short culture course beginning in September 2017. Course participation is free for members of the UQ Community. Please register your interest no later than August 31.

Course #1 (3 sessions) 04 September – 18 September 2017

Time: Mondays 12pm to 12:50pm

Location: Forgan Smith Building, Room E218

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

Members of the UQ Community including UQ students, staff and affiliates.

Register your Interest:

Register your interest by emailing business.manager@confucius.uq.edu.au no later than August 31, 2017.

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.