Come and join Young China Watchers Brussels to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster!
On the occasion of Chinese New Year, Young China Watchers is hosting a dinner and talk, accompanied by traditional Chinese dishes, such as roasted duck, Cantonese crispy pork, dumplings, steamed fish, Dim Sum, and more.
Our speaker, Yu Jiao, is currently a doctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) specialising in cultural and creative industries. She will expand our understanding of the Chinese zodiac, its history and role in Chinese life and culture. The Chinese zodiac (shēng xiào) system, based on the Chinese lunar calendar, can trace its history back thousands of years and is closely linked to Chinese festivals, associated folktales and beliefs.
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Yu Jiao is a PhD student working at CEMESO of VUB. Prior to her PhD study, she obtained the degrees of MSc. of Business Economics in Solvay Business Schools (VUB & ULB), following the bachelor degree of Industrial Engineering in Yanshan University and Erasmus Mundas exchange in the postgraduate programme of Investing in the EU in VUB. Combining the interdisciplinary background and her personal interest in communication studies, cultural and creative industries have become her study subject at doctoral level. Her current research, under the supervision of Professor Katia Segers, focuses on the business aspects of derivative work in cultural and creative industries both in the European market and the Chinese market.