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Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth is currently a full time student of the history of art, having spent four decades as an educationalist. She began her career as a history teacher and subsequently held senior positions in local education authorities and in voluntary organisations. She has been a board member of educational bodies, universities and educational institutions. Elizabeth has had a long standing interest in China since she first visited Peking in 1981. Between 2001 and 2011, she worked to encourage schools, colleges and universities to teach young people Mandarin and Chinese history and to build partnerships with their counterparts in China. She was responsible for setting up the first schools based Confucius Institute in partnership with Hanban (the Chinese International Office for Mandarin Teaching) and Peking University in 2006. This initiative has been successful in securing a sustainable increase in the number of students studying Mandarin at school. She also worked to support educational cooperation and exchange between the UK and China at national and regional levels to enable the two systems to learn from each other. In 2007 she received the Icebreaker of the Year Award from the 48 Group Club (an independent business network committed to building UK/China trade) and in 2008 she became a Fellow of the Group. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s delegation to China in November 2010. She has held a number of honorary positions with national and provincial education bodies in China and has spoken at conferences and events in China. She believes that it is important to build strong educational, cultural and trading relationships between the UK and China.

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News

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Liu Jing, Master Series, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

Liu Jing is the Second Price Winner of the Third Muban Printmaking Award…. Read more

Apr 14th 2020

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Fourth Muban Award winners announced

The winners of the Fourth Award were announced on 24 February 2020. First… Read more

Feb 27th 2020

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Muban Award artist Li Wenpeng exhibited at the British Musuem

Muban Award artist Li Wenpeng’s print Once Upon a time there is a… Read more

Jan 30th 2020

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Chinese –English Glossary Book Launch

Book launch at the Royal China Restaurant. A modest book launch for the Chinese… Read more

Dec 10th 2019

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“Tower of the Winds: Works on Paper” by Weimin He

Tower of the Winds: Works on Paper by Weimin He is published by Oxford… Read more

Feb 28th 2019

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Chinese Woodblock Prints: Context & Practice – exhibition continues

Chinese Woodblock Prints: Context & Practice, an exhibition jointly presented by the Muban… Read more

Jan 25th 2019