The Confucius Institute talks on China
|Starts:||13:00 29 Feb 2012|
|Ends:||14:00 29 Feb 2012|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults|
1-2pm. China is the most populous country in the world with a vast and diverse cultural landscape and a history that contains the roots of modern civilisation. This series of talks features speakers with specialist knowledge of China who cover diverse topics from literature to politics, art, recreation and economics with the aim of demystifying contemporary China for a broad audience.
Helen Tse’s debut novel Sweet Mandarin tells the story of three generations of Chinese women making their mark in Manchester, beginning with her grandmother, Lily Kwok, the first woman to set up a restaurant in Manchester, before Chinatown was established. When Sweet Mandarin was published in 2008 it became the first ever novel by a British-born Chinese author to be published in the UK.
The Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester is delighted to welcome Helen to talk about her incredible family story and read extracts from her novel for this special event in conjunction with Manchester Histories Festival.
Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults
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