What we're about

Hello, we are China Unbound…! We are a specialist provider for Chinese language, culture and business training for companies and professionals. We empower you in three key ways:

Language

We run fast-track Chinese language lessons in Mandarin and Cantonese. These quickly help you overcome the language barrier, build stronger and deeper relationships with people – for business, or personal use!

Culture

We run courses to help you better understand the Chinese mentality and ways of doing things. By cutting through the cultural confusion, we maximise your new business opportunities and success.

Networking

We run networking events involving China experts and top speakers. These help you know more about China, make better business decisions and discover genuine new business opportunities through the formation of new strategic alliances.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (2)

Discovering China (Part 1): The roots of Chinese civilisation

British Museum King Edward entrance (north entrance)

£10.00

Interested in Chinese history, culture and traditions? In part 1 of the tour, we will travel back through time to 5000 BC and discover the fundamental principles of the Chinese culture. Looking at key objects from each dynasty, we will learn about the craftsmanship techniques which were used in those years and which were passed on from one generation to the next one. We will look into the key principles which still drive the Chinese culture, such as the importance of honouring ancestors and the concept of death, briefly touching on the influence that neighbouring countries had on China, in terms of religion, rituals and lifestyle. Our Discovering China tour is split into 2 parts over the same day. Join one, or both, depending on your interest: * Part 1 (6 – 6.55 pm): The roots of Chinese civilisation: habits, philosophy and religion from Neolithic China to the Tang Dynasty * Part 2 (7.05 – 8 pm): The evolution of trade and political relationships between China and the West: from the Song Dynasty to Modern China What you’ll get: * Learn about the roots of Chinese civilisation – habits, philosophy and religion from Neolithic China to the Tang Dynasty * Understand more about Chinese traditions from an experienced guide * Develop deeper appreciation of contemporary Chinese society * Relaxing environment encouraging you to leave everything else outside for one hour and enjoy the fascinating history you’ll be surrounded by. * A fantastic activity especially if you are already studying Chinese, to enrich your understanding of China’s history, culture and people. Meet our guide Sweta Tagliabue: Sweta Tagliabue got an MA in Chinese language and culture at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), where she studied Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history, philosophy and literature. Sweta worked in Milan as a tour guide for a year, giving tours in Mandarin to give the opportunity to Chinese tourists to discover the city of Milan and the history of its beautiful Sforza castle. Her compelling and engaging way of telling stories helps her audience to understand the value of the museum objects, the story behind the history of each of them and their contribution to shaping the Chinese society into what it is today easily. Details: * Meeting point: back entrance at Montague Place, postcode WC1E 7JW. Meet us AFTER security checks, after the entrance to the right inside the building. Our team will have China Unbound name tags on. * If you are running late, please head to Room 33, the China Exhibition area to find us. * Security checks are in place so make sure to arrive 5-10 minutes before so we can start the tour in time * If you have any problems on the day, please contact Grace On[masked]. China Unbound Cultural Programme: This event is part of China Unbound’s 2019 Cultural Programme, an exciting and diverse programme of events, interactive talks, workshops on China’s culture, history, ways of living and doing business, to help professionals and businesses better connect with China, open up new opportunities and enhance employability. Visit our website for latest list of events www.china-unbound.co.uk Questions? Get in touch with us on[masked] or email us to [masked] Hope to see you there!

Discovering China at British Museum (Part 2): Trade and political relationships

British Museum King Edward entrance (north entrance)

£10.00

In part 2 of the tour, we will discover how the evolution of the political, economic and social system of China resulted in the country slowly opening up to the Western culture. As superbly-crafted Chinese artefacts started being exported to neighbouring countries and even to the Mediterranean area through “silk roads”, China got exposed to the influence of several different cultures, societies and religions. Moreover, as the diplomatic and bureaucratic system developed and became increasingly sophisticated, China progressively opened its borders to the West, laying the foundations for the modern network of international relations. In this tour we will focus on the main contribution that each dynasty gave to building this network, from the Mongol period under Quibilai Khan, through the Qing dynasty (China’s last Imperial dynasty), to modern times, through the birth of the Republic of China and, finally, the rise of the Communist Party with Mao Zedong. Our Discovering China tour is split into 2 parts over the same day. Join one, or both, depending on your interest! Part 1 (6 – 6.55 pm): The roots of Chinese civilisation: habits, philosophy and religion from Neolithic China to the Tang Dynasty Part 2 (7.05 – 8 pm): The evolution of trade and political relationships between China and the West: from the Song Dynasty to Modern China Meet our guide Sweta Tagliabue: Sweta Tagliabue got an MA in Chinese language and culture at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), where she studied Mandarin Chinese and Chinese history, philosophy and literature. Sweta worked in Milan as a tour guide for a year, giving tours in Mandarin to give the opportunity to Chinese tourists to discover the city of Milan and the history of its beautiful Sforza castle. Her compelling and engaging way of telling stories helps her audience to understand the value of the museum objects, the story behind the history of each of them and their contribution to shaping the Chinese society into what it is today easily. What our past attendees say? "I came along to the Discovering China tour in October, and I've been meaning to message you to say how much I enjoyed it! I found it a fascinating overview of the story of China, and I was really impressed with Sweta's knowledge and how she brought the collection to life. I just got back from a three week trip around China, and my experience was really enriched by the having been on the tour!" - David Clarke, Oct 2018 attendee "It was great. I really enjoyed it! Sweta is great and her history is aswesome!" - Serin Kasif, Nov 2018 attendee China Unbound Cultural Programme This event is part of China Unbound’s 2019 Cultural Programme, an exciting and diverse programme of events, interactive talks, workshops on China’s culture, history, ways of living and doing business, to help professionals and businesses better connect with China, open up new opportunities and enhance employability. Visit our website for latest list of events www.china-unbound.co.uk Details: * Meeting point: back entrance at Montague Place, postcode WC1E 7JW. Meet us AFTER security checks, after the entrance to the right inside the building. Our team will have China Unbound name tags on. * If you are running late, please head to Room 33, the China Exhibition area to find us. * Security checks are in place so make sure to arrive 5-10 minutes before so we can start the tour in time * If you have any problems on the day, please contact Grace On[masked]. Hope to see you there!

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