Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chinese Govt. Scholarships – Deadline 18 March

The deadline for applications from full time students in the University of Edinburgh for Chinese Government Scholarship places for 2013-14 is Monday 18th March.

The scholarship covers registration, tuition, comprehensive medical insurance and accommodation. Successful applicants will only have to pay their own airfares to China.

This two stage process requires applicants completion and submission via an online application form which should then be printed out twice and sent with accompanying documents as required to the Confucius Institute for Scotland. The deadline for this ins Monday 18th March.

Please review the detailed information provided by the Chinese Government at this link prior to your submission.

Your Online Application Link – http://laihua.csc.edu.cnshould be opened in Explorer 6.0 or 7.0.

When completing the online application please use Agency Number 8261 to ensure your application is correctly allocated.

On completion and submission of the online application please then download your application and print off two hard copy sets this. These, along with supporting documents as required, must be received by the Confucius Institute for Scotland by 5pm on Monday 18th March latest. Please mark these documents FAO Jiyang Li. If you have any questions on the above please contact Jiyang Li via email jli10@staffmail.ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 662 2180.

All received applications will be reviewed and an evaluation panel will determine which submissions will be sent onto the Chinese Government.

China Debate 21 March 2013

Event Date: 21/03/2013

As China and the world grapple with the emergence of the world`s soon to be largest economy this debate, initiated by SCEN, will take stock of where China is and where it might get to. This question is key to those with a serious interest in international politics and economics, and China.

This free event will be introduced by Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club (The Icebreakers) and MD London Export Corporation. In his introduction he will focus on the topic `Can China Complete its Rise? The Challenges`

Chair of the event is Professor Steve Chapman FRSE FRSC, Principal of Heriot-Watt University who will be supported by Keith Bennet, Chairman of the Awards Committee of the 48 Group Club and Deputy Chairman of the Global Group.

Topics for debate include

  • The Chinese Economy
  • China’s Foreign Trade and Investment
  • Chinese Civil Society
  • China and the World

DATE AND TIME: Thursday 21 March 2013 15.00-16.30
VENUE: Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS

The event will be followed by networking over tea and coffee.

To book, please contact Dr Judith McClure, Convener of SCEN: judithmcclure12a@aol.com

New writing in China and Scotland – April – May 2013

As an extension to the two week programme of new writings from China scheduled at the Bedlam Theatre under the lunchtime `A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme from late April-mid May, join us for an evening in conversation with some of the key players behind this significant initiative.

DISCUSSION PANEL:

Davey Anderson, National Theatre of Scotland, Curator of New Writings season
George Aza-Sellinger, National Theatre of Scotland, Literary Manager
Tian Qinxin, Theatre Director, National Theatre of China
Lin Weiran, author of ‘Secrets’

Chair: Professor Natascha Gentz, Director, Confucius Institute for Scotland

Evening Timetable

1715-1800: Pre-panel reception (optional)
1800-1815: Welcome remarks from Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop
1815-1930: Panel Discussion
1930-2000: Networking reception (optional)

For an interview with Davey Anderson, curator of China Season please go to http://vimeo.com/61644392

To reserve a seat please click here. or email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk. You can also call 0131 662 2180

If you have not already booked to attend a lunchtime show at the Bedlam please click here to book at Bedlam.

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Secrets’ – four star review – April – May 2013

With a four star review for the first of the two plays from National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor`s International`A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme presented by the Institute at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh plan an extended lunch-break and make sure you don`t miss out.

`Secrets` 30 April-4 May 2013

By Lin Weiran. Adapted by Rona Munro, Directed by Graeme Maley

An ex-lover shows up on the doorstep of a married woman. He disappeared two years ago without warning and she has built a new life without him. His reappearance threatens to shatter her new existence and rekindle their romance. But first she wants the truth about why he left her.

Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May 2013
Doors open noon, play starts 1pm

To see the review of the above play from its Oran Mor please see http://joycemcmillan.wordpress.com/

`Thieves and Boy` 14-18 May 2013

By Hao Jingfang. Adapted and directed by Davey Anderson

A darkly comic crime story. Two construction workers turn vigilante, trying to right the wrongs of society by burgling a high ranking, corrupt, government official. However once they get inside it turns out they both have very different ideas about justice.

Tuesday 14 May – Saturday 18 May 2013
Doors open noon, play starts 1pm

These world-premiere plays by contemporary Chinese playwrights, are specially commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor in partnership with the National Theatre of China.

As cities grow at an astonishing rate and power shifts from one generation to the next,we take a glimpse into the lives of a handful of individuals whose stories paint a portrait of a society in flux.

Inspired by real events, both intimate and political, each play emphasises the tension between public and private lives, the gap between rich and poor, and the dangers of telling lies to ourselves and others.

Tickets

Tickets INCLUSIVE OF A DRINK AND CHINESE EQUIVALENT OF A PIE(delicious Chinese dumplings known as jiaozi) �12/�10 plus 50p booking fee per ticket for online advance booking. Tickets are on sale at the door from noon on performance dates. Shows start at 1pm and will finish shortly before 2pm.

Click here for advance ticket booking

For a short video interview with programme curator, Davey Anderson please visit this link: https://vimeo.com/61644392

Any questions?

Tel: 0131 662 2180
Email: info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk