Membership & Resources
The Institute can offer a range of resources and services both within the Institute and through the University of Edinburgh. To make the most of the resources the Institute can offer we recommend membership. Membership will give you the chance to become part of a vibrant network engaged with China through education, business and cultural activities.
Library Services: Access and book borrowing from the Institute and the University of Edinburgh's libraries
Language Services: Translation services, Chinese book orders, name card preparation etc
Advance Booking: First chance of seats for our popular programme of talks and lectures
Privileged Invitations: Including free tickets and special offers for our cultural events
Updates: Ensuring you are among the first to know what's happening, where and when.
Cost of Membership
Individual Membership costs £25 for one year while the student and concesson rate is £10. Students studying at the Institute are deemed to be in membership for that academic year.
To apply for membership please complete and return the registration form below in PDF or Word and send this with a cheque and a passport style photograph made out to the University of Edinburgh. Alternatively call into our offices at Abden House which are open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm during term time.
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 DVDs and an extensive collection of learning materials. The majority of books and learning resources have been donated by Hanban sponsor of the 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. Covering a range of topics from early diplomats, merchants, missionaries and travellers this collection shows that Scotland's links with China stretch back over two centuries yet still have resonance today. A full list and brief introduction to each book written by Graham Thompson can be found on our portal website.
Under your membership of the Confucius Institute for Scotland you are entitled to borrow a maximum of five books at any one time. The standard loan period is 4 weeks. Certain books are only available for reference or for shorter loans of one week or less.
The computer terminals in the Institute library give access to a range of academic database. Please ask staff for help to access these. All regulations relating to the main library also apply to the Institute library.
- Chinese Consulate Edinburgh
- China Visa Service Centre, Edinburgh
- Chinese Embassy London
- Chinese Language Resources and articles on Confucius Institutes from Hanban
- China-Britain Business Council Scotland
- Chinese Young Professionals Scotland
- Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow
- Confucius Institute for Scotlands Schools at Strathclyde University
- Edinburgh Chinese Students and Scholars Association Edinburgh
- Glasgow Chinese Students and Scholars Association Glasgow
- Hanban : the Office of Chinese Language Council International
- iMAP website- Intercultural Music & Arts Projects
- Languages for All - for an extensive range of language learning other than Chinese
- Master of Chinese Studies – postgraduate programme
- Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre
- Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research
- Scotland-China Assocation Scotland
- Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce
- Scotland -China Education Network
- Scotland-China Strategy
- The Blackford Trust