New events and programs happening around SA in the Aus-China space

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Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome to this week's Fortnightly Roundup. We are now officially in the second half of 2021! This week our team was out supporting the local community language school. We ran 2 workshops which included Taichi and Fan painting. We will also be holding Chinese painting workshops next week for volunteers from the 'Talking With Aussies Program'. Next week we are announcing the new days, times, and locations for Chinese Conversation Corner in Semester 2, which will resume from the 29th of July. There are also several events and programs running in SA over the next few months for those with a keen interest in the Aus-China space, we invite you to take a look below. 

Events & Programs

Sir Sidney Kidman Public Lecture

July 17th, 11:45 am - 12:45 am, Bonython Hall

Balancing on a Tower of Chairs − 40 Years in Cultural Relations with China by Carrillo Gantner AC (actor, director, and theatre founder).

Balancing on a tower of chairs is not easy. It requires decades of training, self-discipline, teamwork, trust, mental acuity, physical strength, long-term goals, and more. Coming to terms with the rise of China requires many of the same qualities and skills but our political acrobats sometimes lack the requisite training. Carrillo Gantner, whose career in the performing arts has included decades of productive engagement with China, will reflect on some of the lessons learned and how they might apply more broadly to enhance the challenging Australia-China relationship.

To register, click here

Leonie McKeon: 36 Chinese Strategies (The Art of War)

August 18 & 19, 9:00am-12:30pm ACST, Online

In this two-part live online workshop, Leonie will discuss the 36 Chinese Strategies (derived from Sun Tzu’s – The Art of War). These are described as the keys to understanding Chinese business culture. Most Chinese people know and unconsciously use these strategies to negotiate and communicate in their daily life. The 36 Chinese Strategies are based on ancient Chinese wisdom and are known to be some of the most effective Negotiating Strategies in the world that can be used in any business environment. To register, follow the link here

OzAsia Festival

October 21 - November 7

Returning this year is Australia's leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. There is something for everyone at OzAsia Festival, from live performances, the moon lantern parade, and lucky dumpling markets. We look forward to being involved again this year! Further program details will be announced soon. For more information, click here

Covid-19 Updates

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