The Confucius Institute for Scotland acts as a conduit for information on events and activities relating to China. The pages in this section highlight various occasions and performances organised by or promoted by the Institute.
March 14th is the date for the China Business Conference 2013 taking place at the QEII Conference Centre in London from 0900-18.00. The provisional programme is now available and can be seen here.
The early bird booking conference fee is £100 plus VAT for CBBC members and £150 plus VAT for non members rising to £120 and £170 after 14 February.
The conference will focus on Urbanisation, The Chinese Consumer & China Outbound Investment.
The University of Strathclyde, SCILT and the Confucius Institute for Scottish Schools will host a lecture by artist Ying Sheng Yang from 6.00-7.30pm on Thursday 21st February in room 104 of the Lord Hope Building. The lecture is billed
`Where there is a compression, there will be resistance - A brief history of Contemporary Chinese Art through an artist`s eyes.`
Ying Sheng Yang was born in 1961 and at the age of seven was selected for his school Art Group. Over the period of the cultural revolution he was a `Child Painter` when he did what he called `my fair share of spreading Chairman Mao`s thoughts`. Later through his studies he became one of the 186 Avant Garde artists.
In his lecture he will postulate that real art never dies, no matter how hostile the environment. While in China the hostile environment may temporarily have stopped art from growing it also provided artists with a resource that made Chinese contemporary art stand out from the rest of the world.
Lord Hope Building is on St James Road. To book a space please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced by Ricefield Arts, TAKEAWAY CHINA is Glasgow’s annual celebration of Chinese New Year and Chinese culture. This year the 2013 festival programme will usher in the year of the water snake by bringing you activities and experiences straight from China.
With a range of exhibitions, free workshops, and events running from 12th February 2013 checkout the website at www.takeawaychina.com or contact Ricefield directly.
Ricefield Arts, GMAC, 5th Floor, 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD
Telephone: 0141 548 6978 / email@example.com / www.ricefield.org.uk
The Year of the Snake begins on 10th February so come along to Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday between 11am and 3pm where the Confucius Institute for Scotland staff will run a number of themed arts and crafts workshops.
Learn your Chinese zodiac sign, get your name in Chinese calligraphy and make and decorate your own snake.
These sessions will run alongside some live snake handling sessions run by Zoo staff.
Don`t forget to book to see Tian Tian and Yuang Guan, the two Giant Pandas from China. You can wish them Happy New Year in Chinese by saying xīn nián kuài lè (sshin-nyen kwhy-ler)
Friday 1st February will see a lunchtime seminar on the above topic from Dr Natascha Kuhrt,lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King`s College London.
Organised as part of the Dashkova Centre-Transatlantic Series this event will start at 1pm in Seminar Room 1 of the Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square.
Dr Natasha Kuhrt is Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King`s College London. Her research interests include Russian and post-Soviet foreign and security policies, international relations, nationalism and dimensions of Russian Great-Powerness. She is the co-convenor of the British International Studies Association working group on Russian and Eurasian Security.
For more information on this event please contact the Centre on 0131 650 9900