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.
An exhibition of painting, prints and mixed media works from Chinese artists who have trained both at CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing) and Glasgow School of Art.
Prize-winning painter Wang Yuan together with painter Wang Yan print-maker Luo Tao and animator Hi Xiao combine the high standard of craftsmanship demanded in China with Western art elements. Conceptually, their work owes much to the Chinese Avant-garde movement, which has been taking the world by storm since 1989. These artists bring a refreshingly global outlook to the Scottish art scene.
Exhibition runs 4th-18th July 2009
Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre
41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ
0141 331 1019 email@example.com
Two showings are arranged for Jalainur described by the EIFF as `Wim Wenders transposed to China: a beguiling rural road movie`.
Set in Outer Mongolia and with retirement beckoning at the local mine, train driver Old Zhu decides to visit his family - alone. His young apprentice, however, has other ideas; as their male camaraderie drifts through China`s changing landscape, a beauteous road movie swirls across the screen like train smoke across an azure sky. Intimate in emotion, yet stunning in scope, this is cinema at its most rapturous.
Producer: Helen Cui; Screenplay: Zhao Ye; Cast: Liu Yuansheng, Li Zhizhong. 92 minutes
- 22 June 17.15 Filmhouse 2
- 25 June 19.30 Filmhouse 2
Click here to book tickets and to view the trailer
Saturday 6 June is the date of the Annual General Meeting of the Scotland China Association. The AGM will be held at the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh starting at 11am. Following the AGM there will be a talk on events in today`s China followed by lunch at the Kweilin Restaurant.
This association has a long history of involvement with China. It is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organisation for people who have an interest in all aspects of Chinese life and civilisation. The SCA holds a wide range of cultural events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.
Should you wish to find out more about the SCA or attend the AGM please email firstname.lastname@example.org
`Serenade` from Ruowen Yan showing as Part of the International Shorts 1 Programme this 20 minute film from China explores the theme of being trapped.
.. a live in maid on the run in Mumbai, a woman confined to her husband`s sick bed, a man locked in his own flat, an Alzheimer`s sufferer trapped in her own confused mind and a little boy accidentally left inside his school after an evacuation....
From the US, China, Ireland, Canada and Australia comes a fine selection of shorts providing thought-provoking and beautifully observed variations.
- 22 June 12.00 Filmhouse 2
For details of other shorts showing in this programme and to book tickets please click here.
Join Dong Yi and Eddie McGuire for a unique cultural collaboration concert from 7.30pm on Mon 25 May.
Dong Yi has established hereself as an influential performer of Chinese national musical instruments and is one of the pioneers of the fusion of Chinese zheng (zither) and symphonic music.
Eddie McGuire is a prominent, contemporary Scottish musician, who in 2004 received the Scottish Arts Council 2004 Creative Award. Eddie regularly appears as part of the Harmony Ensemble.
These two musicians have worked together since 2004 and this Edinburgh concert of Chinese zither and flute will offer classical Chinese solos, Scottish folk music and duets blending the music from these two nations.
Tickets are available through the Queen`s Hall Box Office which can be accessed here