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The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh is a national centre to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

Set up with Sino-Scottish government backing and partnered with Fudan University in Shanghai, the centre is one of 320 established under the auspices of Hanban - the Chinese government department responsible for promotion of Chinese language overseas.

In December 2011, following on from four consecutive annual awards of the title `Confucius Institute of the Year`, a special Gold Medal award was given to the University of Edinburgh's Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea in light of the Institute's work since opening in 2006.

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Wu Wenguang and `The Memory Project`- Chinese Independent Documentary Programme

  Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014

Join us for a truly remarkable programme of cutting edge independent documentary filmmaking in China from 25-29 Nov 2014.  

HSK Workshop 22 Nov 1014

  Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014

A preparatory workshop for December exam registrants will take place on Saturday 22 November at the Confucius Institute for Scotland.  

Calligraphy and Brush Painting options Jan-March

  Published Tue, 21 Oct 2014

In addition to the standard 10 week/20 hour course running on Tues evenings from 20 Jan 2015, from Jan-March we can also offer two half term Saturday classes.  

Investigative Journalism in 21st C. China 12 Nov

  Published Tue, 21 Oct 2014

Join visiting professor, Prof Paul Pickowicz, for his talk on `Documentary Filmmaker Pan Jianlin-The Role of Investigative Journalism in 21st Century China`.  

Internet Literature in China--Lecture 6 Nov

  Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Over the past fifteen years, the Internet has become a major medium for the production and consumption of Chinese-language literary texts across a wide variety of genres.  

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