Announcements Archive

  • Chinese Language Autumn Term Classes from w/b 25 Sept

    In addition to our usual evening class programme this autumn we are offering a short, day time course running for five weeks. Chinese for Travellers runs on Tuesday mornings from 10.00-12.30 and is ideal for those planning to travel in China – or for those who want to try learning some simple Chinese without a longer term commitment.  For ... Read more
  • Henry Tillman: Financing China’s Belt & Road Initiative 3 Oct

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall.  In advance of our two day conference focusing on BRI, join us to develop an overview of the financing ... Read more
  • Sustainable Silk Roads 4&5 October McEwan Hall

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall. Cumulatively, it is, without doubt, the largest contract in the world. This is the first major conference in Scotland where ... Read more
  • Prof Chris Rea: the Chinese Swindle Story 6 Oct 16.30

    Join us on Friday 6th October at 16.30 when Associate Professor Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, considers The Art of Ingenuity: A Brief History of the Chinese Swindle Story. Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the ... Read more
  • Alibaba, Tencent & China’s Data Tech Revolution 12 Oct 6pm

    Join us for a ringside view of how the internet and entrepreneurship in China have created global success stories such as the phenomenon that is Alibaba, and Tencent, China’s massively successful value-added ISP and developer of WeChat. Our guide to this fascinating topic is Duncan Clark, OBE and Chairman of BDA, China, an investment consultancy company founded in ... Read more
  • From Shanghai w Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition 25/26 Aug 2017

    For full details visit our microsite www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/qipao Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 25th or Saturday 26th August for a this combined exhibition and fashion show.  Discover elegant, enduring and evolving Qipao fashion, Shanghai Style, through the ages and into the future. Our Exhibition features Qipao from 1840’s-1940’s – the late Qing Dynasty ... Read more
  • China, Taiwan and Hong Kong @ Fringe 2017

    Once again there is a wide array of artists, performers, and shows from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.  We highly recommend the first two listings (which are our own projects) but encourage you to scroll on through our date order listings to discover music, theatre, dance, puppetry, spoken word, circus ... Read more
  • Asia Focus Day for Senior School Students 3 Oct 2017

    The Royal Society for Asian Affairs is working with the support of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, and with backing from the Scottish Government, to offer a free day long Asia focused programme for senior school students on Tuesday 3 October 2017.  Schools across Scotland are invited to register their interest in sending ... Read more