Looking China is a cultural experience programme sponsored by Huilin Foundation that has been successfully run since 2011 and is receiving increasingly extensive influence both in China and abroad.
In 2018, over 100 participants from 30 different countries, including one student from The University of Manchester, made short documentary films about China through their different international lenses.
This programme has become a significant part of the brand of Beijing Normal University, partner of the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester, showcasing the enchanting aspects of China and promoting Chinese culture.
Documentaries produced by University of Manchester participants can be watched here:
- João Meirinhos: The Way of the Shaman Drum
- Jemma O'Brien: The Spirit Maker
- William Hayter: The Journey of Lake Baiyandian
This programme is offered in conjunction with Beijing Normal University (BNU), the partner university in China for the Confucius Institute.
BNU offers a number of scholarships for Institute and University of Manchester students to attend their short programmes in China.