Monthly Archives: June 2008

Behind the China Price – Lecture – October 2008

Event Date: 18/10/2007

A massive shift in economic power is under way with China leading the world in manufacturing and export and with prices that undercut all competitors. But for the workers, what is the real cost of the Chinese economy ?

`Behind the China Price: Capitalist Transformation, Work & Trade Unions in China` with guest Speaker Dr Boy Luethje, Frankfurt School of Social Research will be the focus for this lecture on Thursday 18 October in Lecture Room 4 of the Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, George Square.

A discussion following the presentation will be chaired by Dr Gentz, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

This event will start at 17:30 and is scheduled to finish at 19:30.

Dr Luethje has taught in Germany, the USA and Hawaii and since 2004 has been a Senior Lecturer at the Franfurt School of Social Research. His research interests include political economy of production and innovation, international division of labour, and industrial relations. He is also a Labour educator for German unions in the information and communications industry.

Our History is Still Being Written – Lecture – October 2007

Event Date: 19/10/2007

The evening will provide some fascinating cross-cultural history focusing as it does on the story of three Chinese -Cuban generals in the Cuban Revolution. Starting at 18.30 in Faculty Room South of the David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh, George Square the evening will include speakers, displays, stalls and refreshments. See PDF for full details.

Lunchtime talks at City Art Centre – July 2008

As part of the major exhibition China: A Photographic Portrait opening on 5 July at the City Art Centre, there will be a lunchtime lecture series.

The exhibition, brought to the city by the Confucius Institute, will be complemented by a series of lunchtime lectures looking at modern China through the prism of film, art, literature, new media and music. With thought provoking insights from experts in various aspects of contemporary China this series of talks will prove extremely illuminating.

Entry to the lectures is free to Exhibition ticket holders.

To download a PDF of the lecture series, workshops and family events