Win a Trip to Shanghai

Share your thoughts on any aspect of China`s people, language, culture and you could win a trip to Shanghai in the `Window to Shanghai` writing competition.

’Window of Shanghai’ is a book donation program initiated in 2002 by Shanghai Library. The Confucius Institute for Scotland joined this program on opening and received a collection of English and dual language books from Shanghai Library.

“Window of Shanghai” held its first writing contest in 2010. Institute student Geoffrey Scott was one of several CI students to enter that contest and was one of 20 winners around the globe.

This year, the contest is being arranged again as a stage to promote cultural exchange between China and other countries/cities. People are welcome to write about China, its history, culture, language and people, from an outsider’s eyes.

China is a vast and varied country and entrants have the opportunity to write on any aspect of China from its history or culture to personal experiences. Choose to write a book review; a commentary on any aspects of China be it language, people, culture; share your personal experience or stories of studying/ working/ living/travelling in Shanghai or elsewhere in China; share your thoughts on Chinese culture and/or its relationship with other cultures. All works that are related to China and Chinese culture are welcome.

The deadline for entries is 31 October 2012. Official entry form and further information can be found at the Window of Shanghai competition webpage.

Feel free to contact the Institute if you have any questions or would like to select a book for review from our library.