Event: CHINESE POETRY AND ANCIENT WISDOM
Organizer: LEVEL EVENTS
Speakers: Catherine Xiang
Tickets: £11.37 (concessions may apply)
Date: May 24th 6:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: May 24th 10:00am | ET: May 24th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: May 24th 6:00pm | CET: May 24th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: May 25th 1:00am | AET: May 25th 3:00am.
Description from LEVEL Events:
"Chinese poetry is poetry written, spoken, or chanted in the Chinese language. Poetry has consistently been held in extremely high regard in China, often incorporating expressive folk influences filtered through the minds of Chinese scholars. In Chinese culture, poetry has provided a format and a forum for both public and private expressions of deep emotion, offering an audience of peers, readers, and scholars insight into the inner life of Chinese writers across more than two millennia. In this particular talk, different forms and characteristics of Chinese classical poetry will be explained. More importantly, this talk aims to share life philosophy expressed through selected poems. By the end of the talk, you are expected to gain a deeper understanding of classical Chinese poetry and wisdom from ancient Chinese poets.
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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