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Confucius Institute

A Season of Transformation

28 September 2017

The autumn welcomes the arrival of some exciting exhibitions, talks and films, representing contemporary China on campus and in the city.

Our public talk on abstract mental imagery painting, a school represented by Chai Zhushun, is kicking off the art season on 2nd October at University Place 2.218 at 3.30pm. This school adopts western artistic techniques with oriental philosophy creating the harmony.

We are also bringing two major exhibitions onto campus as a result of successful collaboration with other Confucius Institutes. Time and Space in China: The Urban World of Beijing in Photographs (courtesy of CI for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University) will be exhibited at the newly restored North Foyer of the Samuel Alexander Building from 16th October until 10th November. You can see how the city and the way of life in Beijing has changed over the last three decades. Additionally, an installation of Butterflies (thanks to the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University) will be visible on campus in November to add colour and vibrancy. As a symbol of love and friendship, the butterflies stand for everlasting friendship between China and the UK as well as transformation of China over the last decades similar to the transformation of a caterpillar.

In the city, we are working in partnership with HOME and the China Film Forum UK to bring a number of Hong Kong films to the city’s cinema-goers throughout October.

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