News and events

Lu Min - Author Residency

In March 2024, award-winning author, Lu Min came from China to Oxford Brookes Confucius Institute to take part in a three week author residency trip around the UK. 

The trip involved a variety of locations, events and experiences and not only gave members of the public a chance to engage and learn from Lu Min, but also gave her the opportunity to express her thoughts on literature, publishing, reading and of course, her newly translated book Dinner for Six.

These events were as follows: 

  • The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing; Contemporary China Through Literature: Characters and Translation
  • London; Translators Day in London with Nicky Harman and Jack Hargreaves 
  • London Book Fair; The Golden River English edition promotional event 
  • London Book Fair; The Oxford International Centre for Publishing drinks reception 
  • Watling Academy in Milton Keynes; Chinese Idioms and Kunqu Opera 
  • Bodleian Library; experience with Mamtimyn Sunuodula
  • Oxford Brookes University - Challenges in the Translation and Publication of Chinese Novels 
  • Oxford Literary Festival lecture and banquet; China Lecture: Dinner for Six with Angus Phillips
Lu Min at the Oxford Literary Festival 2024 with Interpreter Xiangzhen He (Cherry)
Lu Min at the Oxford Literary Festival 2024 with Interpreter Xiangzhen He (Cherry)

Recent Events

Chinese New Year Festival Show

16 February 2024

Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts returns with a spectacular line-up of Chinese performing arts. In this year’s celebration an 18-metre long dragon will illuminate The Playhouse stage and welcome in the auspicious Year of the Dragon. There will also be dynamic Chinese lions, Britain’s best Kung Fu display and an array of incredible acrobatics and dance.

A family-friendly show full of colour, amazement and fun, it’s the perfect entertainment for all to enjoy on this auspicious occasion.

Education Digitalization and Learning Society Construction

30 January 

This month the parallel session on "Education Digitalization and Learning Society Construction" was held in Shanghai as part of the 2024 World Digital Education Conference. More than 240 representatives from educational departments, universities, and research institutions from 35 countries and regions participated in the conference. Focusing on the theme of "Digital Education: Application, Sharing, and Innovation," the conference delved into the theoretical and practical issues of building a learning society in the digital age from different perspectives.

All participants generally believed that the rapid development of digital technology and the wave of digitalization will bring about profound changes to education. 

Sinoist Roadshow

17 October

Liu Zhenyun and Liang Hong with the Sinoist Roadshow! On the 17th of October our Confucius Institute welcomed award-winning and bestselling Chinese authors Liu Zhenyun and Liang Hong to Oxford Brookes University! The event was held in Chakrabarti lecture theatre with over 80 attendees. The event was chaired by our Director Angus Phillips and was an insightful, humourous and enticing discussion in both Chinese and English. Attendees were then able to meet the authors and have their books signed! This event was in collaboration with Sinoist Books. 

Past Events