Curious about Chinese language and culture?

As part of The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2020 The Open University in Ireland, in collaboration with the The National Library of Ireland, are celebrating with two free, fun talks and interactive workshops. The events entitled ‘An insight into Mandarin Chinese language and culture’ are on Friday 07 February and Saturday 08 February 2020 from 15:30 to 16:30 on both days. 

Presented by Ximena Arias-Manzano, Open University in Ireland Staff Tutor (Languages), the talks will explore the ways in which Chinese was written in the past. Ximena will also discuss the evolution of written Chinese and how computer and mobile technology have transformed the handling of written Chinese. The importance of Mandarin in the business world today will also be discussed.

The talks are followed by short interactive workshops, with the chance to write Chinese characters and Ximena will demonstrate The Open University’s Chinese@OU App.

Both free workshops are open to the general public. All welcome.

To register for these free events please email or call The Open University in Ireland’s Dublin office on 01 678 5399.

  • Venue National Library of Ireland
    Date Fri 7 & Sat 8 Feb
    Time 15:30 - 16:30
    Fee Free, booking required
Kildare St, Dublin 2