The Institute’s small library offers a range of materials in both English and Chinese including English/Chinese novels, books on Chinese art, architecture, business, cuisine, politics, religions, etc. as well as Chinese language DVDs and an extensive collection of learning materials. The majority of books and learning resources have been donated by Hanban sponsor of the Confucius Institute network along with those books donated by Shanghai Library under a special initiative Window of Shanghai.
In addition the library has a special collection of English language books The Scotland/China Collection which have been donated personally by Graham Thompson and other friends of the Institute. Many Scots have lived and worked in China as government officials, soldiers, business people, missionaries and travellers while in smaller numbers, Chinese people have been coming to Scotland to study and work since the mid-19th century.
A full list and brief introduction to each book written by Graham Thompson can be found on our portal website. (link needed)