Ten years on

4 September 2015

September kick starts the year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester.

The Confucius Institute has been serving the North West communities since 2006 and made its presence felt in the cultural sector, local schools, business community, and most of all within the University.

The Institute has brought China closer to the general public through films, exhibitions, talks and literary works. Close partnership is developed with HOME, which is the only cinema in Manchester regularly screening Chinese films.

Manchester Museum, the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery are the popular venues to host talks on China ranging from politics, social change to arts.

The appearance of Chinese writers from China and UK makes the Manchester Literature Festival unique for audience to appreciate and share their passion for Chinese literary work and getting closer to the authors.

Large scale exhibitions like China Space Programme at MOSI in 2010 put the rapid development of science and technology in China at the forefront of understanding China whereas the mystery of panda’s pregnancy fired the imagination of the old and young through the live link with Sichuan Panda Sanctuary in 2013.

We hope to see you in the future at one of our celebration events!

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