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.
This two day workshop is one of four courses in a varied programme of art sessions for adults (16+), which has been created to help participants find out more about some of the ancient and beautiful creative arts that had their origins in China.
The course teaches traditional Chinese woodblock printing methods, from transfering images on blocks to the technique of water printing. Chinese bookbinding will also be introduced so students can make their own album. Taught by Suzanne Chong from Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre
£45 (10% discount for RBGE members)
For More Info:0131 248 2937
Over September and October, Edinburgh`s Royal Botanic Gardens continues its programme of China Now In Scotland events with a series of lectures which consider the Botanics many and enduring links with China.
Scotland and China: Twins or Complete Strangers?
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 18 Sept 2008
Developing the Jade Dragon Field Station and Lijian Alping Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 25 Sept 2008
Modern Day Plant Collectors in China
Benmore Botanic Garden Wed 1 Oct 2008
George Forrest: a Scottish Plant Collector in China
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 2 Oct 2008
Modern Day Plant Collectors in China
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 16 Oct 2008
This the tenth and final lunchtime event organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland to complement the exhibition the Institute has brought to the City Art Centre China: A Photographic Portrait.
This is a performance event which will present glimpses into modern Chinese literature resonating in the major themes of the exhibition: existence, relationship, desire, and time.
Recitation by a professional actor and comments by experts in Chinese literature from the University of Edinburgh will reveal the intriguing diversity of literary voices in contemporary China.
The perforamnce starts at 1.30 on Friday 12 September and last for around one hour. Admission is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book please call 0131 529 3963/2.
As part of Orkney`s International Science Festival, Arup Scotland will present the thinking behind Dong-tan, eco-city, China.
The race is on to find new ways for town and city living. China is creating at Dong-tan an eco-city of three villages. It will produce its own energy from wind and sun and recycled waste. People will walk and cycle, and drive hydrogen fuel cell cars. The engineers developing the plans, the UK firm of Arup, explain the thinking.
The talk will take place on Monday 8 Sept at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, KW15, Orkney starting at 11.30 for one hour.
£4.00 or £2.00 available at the door or download and complete the booking form on www.oisf.org
For More Info:
Orkney International Science Festival
Tourist Office, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
Orkney Science Festival Ltd.
The Processes and Problems of Urbanisation in China
Dr Ya Ping Wang is Reader in Urban Studies and Director for the Scottish Centre for Chinese Urban and Environmental Studies, School of the Built Environment of Heriot-Watt University. He has published widely on issues related to housing, migration, poverty and urban changes in China. Dr Wang is currently examining the problems of urban sprawl and landless farmers around large Chinese cities.
This is the ninth in this series of lunchtime talks being run in conjuntion with China: A Photographic Portrait,brought by the Confucius Institute for Scotland to Edinburgh`s City Art Centre.
This talk starts at 1.30 on Monday 8 September and last for around one hour. Admission to the talk is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book a seat in advance please call 0131 529 3963/2