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Confucius Institute Open Courses

maandag, 12 februari, 2018 - 15:00 to dinsdag, 22 mei, 2018 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Building D
room 1.07
vub-ci@vub.be
Open Course

General Open Course

The Confucius Institute at the VUB is organising a broad open course on China. Taking the input of from the registration questionnaire into account, we have made the following schedule:

Date

Topic

Lector

28/feb Chinese Current Politics & Xi Jinping Prof. Dr. Song Xinning
7/mrt The History of Communism in China Maarten Gernay
14/mrt The Chinese Education System Prof. Dr. Zhu Chang
21/mrt Introduction to Chinese Language (class cancelled due to sickness) Prof. Dr. Zheng Mengjuan
28/mrt Chinese Entertainment & Social Media Gao Xin
18/apr EU-China Trade relations Zhang Lei
25/04 Introduction to Chinese Language Prof. Dr. Zheng Mengjuan
02/may 

Introduction to Chinese Tea Culture

 Maarten Gernay
9/may Inside China: Communication, Language Use and Cuisine Prof. Dr. Xu Jianwei
16/may Strategy of sustainable development of China: environmental aspects (Class Cancelled) Prof. Dr. Gao Yue

 

We are also considering the following subjects for the other classes

  • The evolution of green energy and environmentalism in China
  • A history of tea

Are you as enthousiastic as we are? Don't hesitate to fill in the form to tell us your topics of interest and to register for the course.

Updates on the content of the course will be fixed as soon as possible. Be sure to check this website regularly.

Time & Location

The General Open Courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB will be held on Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Etterbeek campus. The class on 14 March will exceptionally be taught from 14:00 to 16:00. Below you can find a table with the specific classroom on all dates of the semester:

Date

D.1.07

Other

28/02 X  
07/03 X  
14/03   D.3.11
21/03 X  
28/03 X  
18/04 X  
25/04   PL5.5.61
02/05 X  
09/05 X  
16/05 X  
23/05 X  

 

 Specific Open Course: Chinese Business and Economy

In the second half of the spring semester, we are also organising a brand new course on Chinese business and economics. This course will be given by a fixed lector, Mrs. Jenny Li. The courses will start on 17 April 2018 and will deliver a practical view of China's economy. This will allow participants to examine the reforms that have contributed to China's economic development and the current challenges the Chinese economy is facing.

Covered topics include:

  • the impact of China's fiscal and financial systems on development outcomes;
  • the history of the modern Chinese economy;
  • China's strategies towards institutional reforms;
  • the transitional processes in China's industral, agricultural, financial and foreign sectors;
  • multi-dimensional challenges and emerging opportunities for China's future growth;
  • China's integration in global economy and consequences for the world.

Time & Location

The Specific Open Courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB will be held on Tuesday from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Etterbeek campus. Below you can find a table with the specific classroom on all dates of the semester:

Date

D.1.07

D.2.16

17/04 X  
24/04 X  
08/05  
15/05   X
22/05  X  
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