Shandong Publishing & Media bring books to UNSW

Special guests from China’s major publishing group, Shandong Publishing & Media, join Chinese Corner students in uncovering Chinese myths and legends.

On May 2, General Manager of Shandong Publishing & Media Co Ltd, HU Peng, Director of Shandong Office, YANG Haibo, President of Shandong Science & Technology Press, ZHAO Meng, Editor-in-Chief of Shandong Friendship Publishing House, ZHANG Jihong, and Editor, YUAN Fang, visited the Confucius Institute at New South Wales University. Shandong Publishing & Media is one of the largest and fastest growing publishing operations in China.

General Manager Hu Peng and his associates joined as special guests at Chinese Corner, the Confucius Institute’s regular student meetup. Looking into Chinese myths and legends, Confucius Institute Ambassadors regaled students with China’s rich storytelling heritage through fun and interactive activities. At the end of the session, students were divided into groups and tasked with creating their own mythical tales. The best story as judged by a panel of Confucius Institute teachers was awarded with prizes presented by Hu Peng.

Each student attending this special edition of Chinese Corner also went home with a Chinese book in hand. Several books on Chinese culture were also donated by Shandong Publishing & Media to the Confucius Institute’s library collection, giving students the opportunity to enrich their language learning and understanding of Chinese culture.


Hu Peng, General Manager of Shandong Publishing & Media Co Ltd, and A/Prof Junfang Xi, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at UNSW

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