Event: CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR AND CULTURE.
Organizer: LEVEL EVENTS.
Speakers: Catherine Xiang.
Tickets: £11.37 (concessions may apply).
Date: Jan 26th 6:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jan 26th 10:00am | ET: Jan 26th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jan 26th 6:00pm | CET: Jan 26th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jan 27th 2:00am | AET: Jan 27th 5:00am.
Description from LEVEL Events:
"This celebratory event will unveil the history of some must-know Lunar New Year symbols, their history and impact on Chinese life and art.
Every culture expresses its beliefs and values through a system of signs and symbols. However, we don’t always know what stands behind these visual representations.
As we are approaching one of the most celebrated events in the world – Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year), we would like to have a talk about Chinese symbols, especially those associated with the New Year festivities.
In collaboration with Confucius Institute for Business London, this celebratory event will unveil the history of some must-know Lunar New Year symbols, their history and impact on Chinese life and art. We will talk about most popular symbols decorating not only Chinese homes but also various venues around the world.
This event is based on our last year talk but it also contains fresh elements and perspectives.
SPEAKER - CATHERINE XIANG
Catherine Xiang (MEd, PhD) is an established author and applied linguist with rich experience in the higher education as well as high profile consultancy industry to businesses that wish to engage with China. She is Coordinator of East Asian Languages at LSE, Programme Director for BSc International Relations and Chinese; as well as UK Director for LSE Confucius Institute for Business London. Originally from Shanghai, she is skilled in intercultural communication, translation, foreign languages, lecturing, TV and public speaking. She is also an expert in e‑learning and innovation in language learning. Her recent publications include ‘Mastering Chinese – a Complete Textbook for Beginners’, ‘Audio‑visual Media in Language Education’ and the forthcoming ‘China Ready – Chinese for Tourism and Hospitality’. In addition to her roles at LSE, she is an executive member of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society, a school governor and chief examiner of Charted Institute of Linguists. She has recently launched her own YouTube channel “字espresso” teaching the relationship between Chinese characters and words."
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