What we're about

热烈欢迎! (Rèliè huānyíng!) / Warm welcome! / Herzlich willkommen! / Добро пожаловать!

This is a group for East Asian people (originally) from overseas who're interested in British & European culture, and for UK-based people from any background who are interested in East Asian & Chinese culture, including those who'd like to practise a few words in a Chinese language or improve their existing language skills in Cantonese, German, English, Japanese or Mandarin. It would be lovely to have some more members from other East Asian/Far East cultures, such as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam - we're open to all and look forward to you joining us at our regular fortnightly meetings or at our occasional cultural events & sight-seeing trips. Our meetings are generally free to attend, and we often even enjoy a 10% discount for some third-party costs, such as food & drinks in restaurants. However, things like cinema tickets, travel & parking are usually your own responsibility.

In this Group any Member can run an event, so if you've got a good idea and/or have time to be the Event Host, feel free to tell Holger who will create a draft Event page for you to manage :-).

Some links about what Western people understand by "East Asia" or the "Far East":

• East Asia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_cultural_sphere

• Far East: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East

• Oriental Culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Asia#East_Asia

Upcoming events (1)

An afternoon of friendly fun, language & culture exchange

We now have access to a Chinese Chess set - please leave a comment on this event page if you'd like us to bring it along this time. A friendly meeting for people who are interested in learning more about each others' cultures & practising the languages we speak. That's British, European & East Asian Cultures. Please tell your Cantonese/Filipino/German/Indonesian/Japanese/Korean/Malay/Mandarin/Taiwanese/Thai/Vietnamese speaking friends about our group - it would be nice to have a bit more of a culture & language mix at our fun meetings. Make friends, chat about your favourite topics & never get bored - I will bring some small board games, including Mahjong (麻 将/麻將), although we tend not to play them very often. It would be cool if anyone else has any interesting (language) games ... in the past we also played an Australian game called "Sort it Out! The Game of Putting Things in Order (http://www.ugames.com/ugitem.asp?itemno=01026&brand=UG)", great for learning new English words as well as expanding your general knowledge. There are some links to Chinese culture & language information, videos about Chinese writing & speaking Cantonese/Mandarin on our Discussion Board at http://www.meetup.com/leicesterchinese/messages/boards - feel free to check out photos from previous events at https://www.meetup.com/leicesterchinese/photos/ Please do tell us what kind of events you would like us to organise, e.g. things like more focus on sightseeing in the Midlands, language exchanges (Cantonese, English, German, Japanese, Korean or Mandarin), general socialising & playing games, looking at small business aspects in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or the UK - or anything else you're keen to learn about or discuss & experience. This event usually takes place every fortnight at the popular Exchange Bar (http://www.exchangeleicester.com/) in Leicester City Centre.

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