The Chinese Concept of ‘Face’

acri-utsThursday June 11 2015
Holding Redlich, Level 65, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start

The Chinese Concept of ‘Face’: What it Means for Australian Business and Government

What is the Chinese concept of ‘face’? How is the concept manifested in Chinese language? What is the role of ‘face’ in building and maintaining relationships of trust in China? How does ‘face’ shape negotiations with Chinese parties?

Partner at Holding Redlich law firm, Carl Hinze is the author of a PhD thesis on mianzi and lian (the Chinese concepts of ‘face’), which he subsequently put into practice during his 10 years as a legal practitioner in China.

Registration available here.

About ACRI: In 2014 the University of Technology, Sydney established the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) as a think tank to illuminate the Australia-China relationship. Our work is based on a positive and optimistic view of Australia-China relations, capturing the spirit of the 2014 announcement of a Free Trade Agreement and the commitments by both countries to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.