Book Launch and Lecture: Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities

Thursday 30 October 2014

‘Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities’ is a joint event organised by CERES and the Confucius Institute for Scotland.

The event has been organised to mark the publication by John Benjamins of the eponymous book which has been co-edited by CERES Co-Director Andy Hancock, University of Edinburgh, and Xiao-Lan Curdt-Christiansen, University of Reading.

The book addresses the importance of sociocultural, educational and linguistic environments across the globe that create, enhance or limit these diasporic communities in acquisition of Chinese language.

At the book launch, Xiao-Lan Curdt-Christiansen will give a lecture on ‘Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities: Does It Matter?’.

This event will take place on 30 October 2014 from 6pm-7pm in Moray House School of Education, Room G43, Patersons Land. A short drinks reception will follow the event. Attendance is free but booking is requested. To reserve your place please email

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