Monthly Archives: August 2008

Beyond Banning: How the West sees contemporary Chinese film – August 2008

Event Date: 29/08/2008

In the seventh of the series of talks being run in conjunction with China: A Photographic Portrait, brought by the Confucius Institute to Edinburgh`s City Art Centre, Marc Cousins will present a vivid picture of perceptions of Chinese films in the West.

Mark Cousins is a film writer, producer and director. He has received awards for his own independent films while at the same time he is known as former director of the Edinburgh Film Festival and as an acclaimed film critic and researcher. His recent interest in China was reflected in the extraordinary nationwide festival Cinema China .

This talk starts at 1.30 on Friday 29 August and last for around one hour. Admission to the talk is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book a seat in advance please call 0131 529 3963/2

Culture/Subculture: China Music Now – August 2008

Kimho Ip is a renowned composer, performer and intercultural artist from Hong Kong, who has received numerous awards and whose compositions have been performed in the UK and China. Drawing on his practical and theoretical expertise Kimho will present a vivid picture of the changing nature of the contemporary Chinese music scene with many audio-visual examples.

This is the fifth talk in the lunchtime lecture series at Edinburgh`s City Art Centre where China: A Photographic Portrait is running until 14 September.

This talk starts at 1.30 on Thursday 28 August and last for around one hour. Admission to the talk is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book a seat in advance please call 0131 529 3963/2

China Revealed: The Travels of Isabella Bird – August 2008

Event Date: 22/08/2008

In the fifth of this series of lunchtime talks being run in conjuntion with China: A Photographic Portrait, at Edinburgh`s City Art Centre, David McClay presents an illustrated talk on the remarkable Victorian travel writer Isabella Bird.

The intrepid and insightful Chinese journeys of the nineteenth century’s most famous lady traveller will be revealed through her letters, photographs and best selling books.

This talk starts at 1.30 on Friday 22 August and last for around one hour. Admission to the talk is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book a seat in advance please call 0131 529 3963/2