Ably compèred in fluent Mandarin and English by final year East Asian Studies students Marie Tulloch and Aaron Powell, the evening’s entertainment was arranged in the style of a Chinese variety show and organised by Dr Ruru Li, senior lecturer in Chinese and Chinese theatre specialist at the University of Leeds.
“I have received lots of favourable comments on the really enjoyable performance of the students at the opening of the Confucius Institute,” said Professor Peter J Buckley, director of the Leeds International Business Confucius Institute. “I would like to add my thanks to those of the Vice-Chancellor and our visiting Chinese guests for the excellent performance led by Dr Ruru Li. It was really entertaining and informative.”
The Sun is Not for Us’, a celebration of the work of Chinese playwright Cao Yu, and their recent theatre tour of China.
East Asian Studies at Leeds and the School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield University with strong links to Leeds University Business School.
The Institute will encourage trade between China and Britain by offering short training courses in Chinese culture and etiquette for multinational and regional companies hoping to invest in China and orientation courses for Chinese businesses wanting to invest in the UK. Furthermore, as part of the Institute’s partnership with the University for International Business and Economics (UIBE), one of China's leading universities, staff and students from China will study in Leeds, and vice-versa.