Monthly Archives: November 2013

Professor Chih-Jou Jay Chen – November 2013

A book launch workshop Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought: Contributions to a Global Discourse? will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm, Friday, 29th November 2013 followed by a drinks reception at the Confucius Institute for Scotland. All welcome.

The topic of this recently published book is not about the diversity of Chinese religions but rather how the various religious traditions of China in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary times have reflected on and reacted to the fact of religious diversity.

The event will be introduced by Dr.Steven Sutcliffe (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh)and contributors of the book chapters will speak at the event.
Prof. Barend Ter Haar (Chair of Chinese at the University of Oxford)
Dr. Adam Yuet Chau (University Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China at the University of Cambridge)
Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Head of the Centre for Religious Studies and Inter-faith Theology at the University of Glasgow until 2009, and now Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Muenster, Germany)
Prof. Joachim Gentz (Junior professor in Religious Studies at Goettingen University until 2006, and now Reader in Chinese at the Asian Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh).

The book is already out of stock but we will have copies available at the launch event at 30 pound per copy (50% off from the original price).

Book launch and academic workshop – November 2013

A book launch workshop Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought: Contributions to a Global Discourse? will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm, Friday, 29th November 2013 followed by a drinks reception at the Confucius Institute for Scotland. All welcome.

The topic of this recently published book is not about the diversity of Chinese religions but rather how the various religious traditions of China in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary times have reflected on and reacted to the fact of religious diversity.

The event will be introduced by Dr.Steven Sutcliffe (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh)and contributors of the book chapters will speak at the event.
Prof. Barend Ter Haar (Chair of Chinese at the University of Oxford)
Dr. Adam Yuet Chau (University Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China at the University of Cambridge)
Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Head of the Centre for Religious Studies and Inter-faith Theology at the University of Glasgow until 2009, and now Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Muenster, Germany)
Prof. Joachim Gentz (Junior professor in Religious Studies at Goettingen University until 2006, and now Reader in Chinese at the Asian Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh).

The book is already out of stock but we will have copies available at the launch event at 30 pound per copy (50% off from the original price).

Business Lecture by Lord Clement Jones CBE – November 2013

Lord Clement-Jones CBE, London Office Managing Partner, China Desk Chairman, DLA Piper and Deputy Chairman of All-Parliamentary China Group will give a public lecture on Thursday 21st November 2013 at Abden House. Lord Clement-Jones CBE will talk about China, Britain and the Creative Industries

This lecture is the final lecture of Confucius Institute for Scotland`s 2013 Autumn Business Lecture Series. The lecture will start from 6pm to 7:30pm and a networking drinks reception will follow the talk and Q&A.

The event is free but booking is essential. Please email: info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk to reserve your place.

For further information of the talk or our forthcoming lectures, please visit our Microsite for the series.

Independent Filmaking in Contemporary China – November 2013

You are cordially invited to join a special lecture with film clips by our visiting fellow:

Prof Paul Pickowicz (University of California)
The Tangled Dynamics of Independent Filmmaking in Contemporary China
Friday, Nov 8th 14.00-16.00
Film Room 1.01, 14 Buccleuch Place

Abstract
Since 1990, independent filmmaking has been on the rise in China. This illustrated lecture offers a broad survey of representative works. Independent filmmaking in China does not fall into a single, neat category. Instead, it is known for its thematic and artistic diversity.

Some of the work reflects on history and memory, some of it engages in what might be called individual identity searches, and some of it amounts to investigative journalism. With the rise of the internet, the social impact of independent, non-state sector filmmaking grows day by day and those interested in the complexities of `restless` China would be wise to familiarize themselves with its tangled dynamics.

Biography

Paul G. Pickowicz is Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese
Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and inaugural holder of the UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History. His books(authored, co-authored, and coedited) include Marxist Literary Thought in China (1981), Unofficial China (1989),Chinese Village, Socialist State(1992, winner of the Joseph R. Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies), New Chinese Cinemas (1994), Popular China(2002), Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China (2005), From Underground to Independent (2006), The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History(2006),Dilemmas of Victory (2007), China on the Margins (2010), Radicalism,Revolution, and Reform in Modern China (2011), China on Film (2012),and Restless China (2013). He has won three distinguished teaching awards: UC San Diego Alumni Association (1998), Chancellors Associates (2009), and Academic Senate (2003). He is associate producer of the documentary
film The Mao Years, 1949-1976 (1994).