An introduction to China

23 May 2008 14:59:00.000


An exhibition aimed at increasing knowledge of Chinese culture, geography and history will take place at the Lakeside Arts Centre on University Park this weekend.

The Discovery China exhibition will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 24 May. Volunteers at the exhibition will also be collecting donations for aid relief following the earthquake in China.

The exhibition has been organised by the University's Chinese Scholars and Students Association.

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It will include information on China's ancient architecture; modern construction; natural environment; arts and crafts; ethnic groups; the country's history and present situation. It will also examine the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.

Chemistry student Xianjin Cui, President of the Chinese Scholars and Students Association, said: "We want to introduce people to China through this exhibition, so that they know something about the country before they see it while hosting the Olympic Games.

"At the same time, we want to raise money to help following the earthquake that has devastated part of the country, killing thousands and leaving huge numbers homeless."

For more information on the exhibition contact Xianjin Cui on 07877 717604, or email

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More information is available from Xianjin Cui , President of the Chinese Scholars and Students Association on +44 (0) 7877 717604,
Tara De Cozar

Tara De Cozar - Internal Communications Manager

Email: Phone: +44 (0)115 846 8560 Location: University Park

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