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Life in China: Lunchtime talk by the Confucius Institute

15 Sep 2010

On Tuesday 21 September at The Manchester Museum


A British Museum Tour supported by BP, a CHINA NOW legacy project

25 September 2010-26 June 2011
Free entry

China's long history of innovation in technology, science and the arts has created one of the most important and influential civilisations in world history. Find out about its global impact in this major exhibition combining fantastic objects from the British Museum with stories from one of the world's fastest growing economies.

From the world's earliest porcelain to shadow puppets and wei qi (Chinese Chess). From picnics and coca cola to afterlife jam tarts and a pillow wishing everlasting peace. Soak up 3,000 years of history and culture right up to the present day through objects from the British Museum, alongside photos and mementoes of modern day Wuhan, Manchester's sister city in China.


China: Journey to the East events in September

Tuesday 21 September / 12.45-1.30pm
Life in China

Part of a series of talks by The Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester. At each talk you can learn two Chinese characters and one useful phrase or sentence. Part of our China: Journey to the East exhibition.
In this talk Lee Davies*, from the Confucius Institute, will share his experiences of China, having taught English to young people at Nanjing No. 9 Middle School in China for a year after graduating with a linguistics degree from the University of Durham in 2005. Lee Davies will talk about his first impressions of Nanjing, as a major international city with Starbucks and KFC, yet as a place where he had a lot to get used to, from squat toilets to the constant sound of honking horns. The biggest thing he had to get used to though was the Chinese language. Lee will briefly cover the main issues for foreigners learning Chinese: new words, grammar, pronunciation, tones, different Romanizations of Chinese and Hanzi and the intrinsic link between Chinese language and Chinese culture.
Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children

Friday 24 September / 11am-12pm
Magic Carpet: Chinese Moon Festival

Get comfy on our magic carpet and enjoy stories and activities. Part of our China: Journey to the East exhibition.
Book on 0161 275 2648 (from 17 Sep), £1 per child, under 5s and their families/carers

Big Saturday
Saturday 25 September / 11am-4pm
Chinese Moon Festival

Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival with hands-on activities, experts, object handling, tours, performances and film screenings at The Manchester Museum and The Whitworth Art Gallery. In association with Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester. Part of our China: Journey to the East exhibition.
Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages


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