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2013 Chinese Language & Culture Festival

30 November 2012

April 15th - May 11th 2013

Join UCLan Confucius Institute for a festival of Chinese language and culture between 15 April and May 11 2013.

Throughout April and May 2013, UCLan Confucius Institute welcomes you to attend a series of events and activities to introduce you to many aspects of Chinese culture. Whether you want to learn to speak a little Chinese, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, have a chat with new friends whilst drinking Chinese tea, or just want to sit back and watch a film, there’s something here for you.

All events and activities will be held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, unless otherwise stated.

Keep checking our website throughout April and May for any last-minute addictions or changes to the schedule.

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Email: confuciusinstitute@uclan.ac.uk
Tel: 01772 894242

2013 Chinese Language & Culture Festival Schedule:

15 April
Chinese language taster session
6pm-8pmFylde Building 417
Knowledge of Chinese is NOT required. Suitable for absolute beginners.

17 April
Film screening: TBC (Title TBC)
7pm-8.30pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building

18 April
Film screening: Let the Bullets Fly (Cert: 15) Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Jiang Wen, Ge You
7pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building

When a travelling crook and his band of brigands accost the mayor of a local town they decide to turn the situation to their advantage – claiming the town’s governorship for themselves. However, little do they know that the town is in fact controlled by a powerful mobster (Chow Yun-Fat – Confucius, Bulletproof Monk, Crouching Tiger) who has no intention of relinquishing control. The two men and their armies of supporters soon enter into a bloody battle for the town that will leave everyone fighting for their lives…

Reviews:
'Actor-auteur Jiang Wen directs with a macho, devil may care bravado that expresses the anarchy and rapacious opportunism of warlord-dominated China in the 1920s' - The Hollywood Reporter
'This movie delivers laughs in bulk, but it has its share of dramatic scenes as well.' - Sound on Sight

19 April
Film screening: TBC (Title TBC)
7pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building

22 April
Chinese language taster session
6pm-8pm Fylde Building 417
Knowledge of Chinese not required.

24 April
Chinese speech competition
2pm-3.30pm Fylde Building 219
Participants must register by April 12th, 2013.

24 April
Lecture: 'Along the Silk Road'
7pm-8.30pm Harris Building 304

25 April
Tai chi
12.30pm-1.30pm Behind St Peter's Church
Suitable for absolute beginners. Weather permitting.

26 April
Tai chi fan
1pm-2pm Behind St Peter's Church
Suitable for absolute beginners. Weather permitting.

29 April
Tea ceremony and Chinese folk music
1pm-2pm Fylde Building, Worldwise Cafe, 1st Floor.

1 May
Sexuality in modern China
10am-Midday Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building
A panel discussion with Mac McCarthy and Feixia Yu. Over 18s only.

1 May
Tea ceremony and Chinese folk music
1pm-2pm Fylde Building, Worldwise Cafe, 1st Floor.

1 May
Lecture: 'Punk Peach Blossom: Exploring the New Era of Chinese Gay Cinema'
7pm-8.30pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building.
Lecture by Mac McCarthy. There has thus been a shift in representing lesbian and gay identity in modern Chinese cinema and the directors responsible have strong “queer” voices that are being raised not in terms of protest and campaigning but in terms of legitimacy and more fluid gay identities within a diverse modern world. In some ways, this harks back to Chinese history and the legitimacy that existed for same-sex relationships.
It isn’t about sexuality - it is about presence and essence of the human spirit.

2 May
Tea ceremony and Chinese folk music
1pm-2pm Fylde Building, Worldwise Cafe, 1st Floor.

3 May
Tea ceremony and Chinese folk music
1pm-2pm Fylde Building, Worldwise Cafe, 1st Floor.

8 May
Lecture: 'Evolution of Chinese Characters'
7pm-8.30pm Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building
Lecture by Feixa Yu.

11 May
Chinese Kite and Culture Festival
1pm-5pm Avenha Park, Preston PR1 3TD
All ages welcome.