Monthly Archives: August 2011

China Modern: Literary perspectives on the 1911 Revolution – September 2011

Join us to hear two eminent speakers from Tsinghua University and Harvard University present insights into the 1911 Revolution via literary analysis. Taking place in the Playfair Library from 5.30pm-7.15pm followed by a drinks reception on Tsinghau`s Professor WANG Hui and Harvard`s Professor David Der-wei Wang will speak on the topics below:

Professor WANG Hui: Six Moments in the Life of Ah Q:

Professor David Der-wei Wang: `The Future of New China`: Liang Qichao`s Vision of Literature and Revolution

This double bill with such renowned speakers will ensure a vibrant opening session for the 2011 BACS Conference taking place in the University of Edinburgh from 7-9 September.

To book your place at this public event which on Wed 7th Sept in the Playfair Library, Old College, North Bridge, Edinburgh, please email .

Registered BACS delegates do not need to reserve places.

Edinburgh Student Second in World

Following the UK heat of the `Chinese Bridge` Proficiency Competition held in London in May, winner Peter Dolby journeyed to Changsha (Hunan Province) to compete against 120 country finalists.

`Chinese Bridge` is the international Chinese language contest sponsored by Hanban, a division of the Ministry of Education.
The heats in Beijing narrowed the field from 120 to only 6 finalists and on 8th August Peter gave a superb performance in the final which saw him awarded second place in this global competition.

Peter, a graduate of Chinese Studies in the University of Edinburgh, was a great representative who had to use his language skills in a variety of ways in this competition and many congratulations go to him on this achievement. The competition is broadcast on Chinese TV and both the semi final and final can be seen online.

About Chinese Bridge

Chinese Bridge official website – in Chinese

Hunan TV