Chinese Literature in the Curriculum: Teachers’ Residential Weekend

  • Date: Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 April, 2018
  • Time: Sat 10.30 am - Sun 4.30 pm
  • Venue: Doubletree Hilton Leeds
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In partnership with the Mandarin Teachers Network based at the Confucius Institute of the Institute of Education, London, we are developing a network of teaching ambassadors and tailored teaching materials to suit the various secondary school curricula. This April we will be holding a special residential weekend for our teaching ambassadors, focusing on ways of incorporating Chinese literature into the curriculum.

As well as members of our network, including teachers and PGCE students, we’re delighted to be welcoming two authors and a translator to discuss their work:

Lin Man-chiu is a well-known children’s author in Taiwan, and our Writing Chinese project’s ‘Author Ambassador‘. We will be discussing her novel The Ventriloquist’s Daughtertranslated by Helen Wang and published by Balestier Press.

Yan Ge has published a number of novels, both for adults and younger readers. Her novella White Horse, translated by Nicky Harman, will be featured for our April bookclub.

Helen Wang has translated numerous novels, including Bronze and Sunflower, by Cao Wenxuan, and The Ventriloquist’s Daughter, by Lin Man-chiu. She is the winner of the 2017 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation.

Find out more about the project on our Schools page, where you can also find out how to join the network, or set up a Reading Chinese school book club.