Giles Blackburne 翟乐思

Giles Blackburne

Giles graduated in Chinese Studies from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1989, spending two years in China - 1986-1987 at Zhongshan University, Guangzhou and 1987-1988 at Fu Jen University, Taipei.

Between 1991 and 1994, Giles lectured in Chinese Politics & Economics at the University of Glasgow, before leaving to set up China-Britain Business Council’s Glasgow office. He left CBBC in 2001 to set up a Chinese Studies programme at the University of Abertay Dundee.

From 2005-2016, Giles was back at CBBC as its Director in Leeds, providing advice to UK companies about doing business with China. Having completed a PhD in International Business in 2015, Giles then joined the University of Leeds to teach international business as an Associate Professor. He also heads up the University’s Business Confucius Institute.

Giles states, ‘I feel privileged to be still doing China related work. Learning Chinese was my ticket to an exciting and varied career.’

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