The Confucius Institute's Classes at Oxford Brookes

CI00011 Insights into Chinese Culture
Prerequisite: This course is taught in English for those who are interested in Chinese culture. No requirement for understanding Chinese language.
Duration: 10 weeks
3 October – 5 December 2017
23 January – 27 March 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 18:00 - 19:30
Fee: £150 full price
£105 for Oxford Brookes University/concessions
* Fee includes materials
Course description:

In this course, the tutor will introduce different aspects of Chinese culture, and the topics over the 10 weeks include: everyday philosophy of life, social etiquette, ways of doing business, gardens, music, tea, porcelain, art, food and health care, and folk arts. The course is lively in its approach and will from vary talks, videos, and discussion of the topics.

Learning outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the spirit and core value of Chinese culture;
  • Acquire practical suggestions as to how to communicate or do business with Chinese people.
All learning materials, including handouts and materials, used throughout the course will be provided by the Confucius Institute.
All teaching materials have been specifically developed by the tutor, using a variety of sources.
Taught by: Mei Di

Mei Di holds master’s degrees in English linguistics and business administration from Soochow University and Peking University in China. She is the Chinese Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to the current position, she has been working for the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press for 12 years, mainly in the section of Chinese language teaching, which enhances her view of Chinese culture from an international perspective.

* The content in all our courses are subject to changes as necessary.


Angus Phillips


Tel: +44 (0) 1865 484967


Xiaohong Fan

Chinese Director

Tel: +86 (0) 10-8881 9699


Spring Zhang

Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484414


Mei Di

Chinese Deputy Director

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 484415



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