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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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Victor Zhang, Huawei Technology 10th Nov 14

  Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Mark your diary now for the forthcoming CI Business Lecture by Victor Zhang of Huawei Technologies on the evening of 10th November in association with the University of Edinburgh`s Business School...  

Book Launch & Lecture 30th Oct 2014

  Published Mon, 06 Oct 2014

`Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitities` is a joint event organised by the Institute and CERES - Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland.  

Urban Transformation in China - Seminar 5 Nov

  Published Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Dr Yunlian Chen, Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge will speak on the topic From Village to City: The Process of Urban Transformation in China from the 1840s to the 1940s as part of the Asian...  

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`.  

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.  

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