Announcements Archive

  • Chinese New Year Party 23 Feb 2018 – book now!

    Join us in Abden House when the Confucius Institute for Scotland hosts a party to mark the arrival of the Year of the Dog from 6pm-9pm on Friday 23rd February 2018. As well as the chance to meet up with friends old and new over some delicious jiaoazi and a glass or two there will be ... Read more
  • Free: Chinese Films on Fridays Jan-April 2018

    Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday.  All films screened have sub-titles.  Viewing from 2pm-Screening Room, Room G04,  No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH. Our Free Films on Friday programme is curated by Chinese Studies senior lecturer Dr Julian Ward whose core specialism is in Chinese literature and ... Read more
  • Chinese for Travellers’ 5 weeks daytime course from 27 Feb 18

    This term, as well as our usual evening class programme we will offer a short daytime class running on Tuesday mornings for 2.5 hrs for five weeks. This is an introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who are planning to visit China for tourism ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting 5 week day time class from 28 Feb

    Below is information on the next Wednesday morning five week Brush Painting class running from 28 February to 28 March 2018 from 10.00-12.30. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of bamboo and trees. Bamboo has significant culture importance in China and other east Asian countries, being seen to represent good ... Read more
  • Chinese Calligraphy 5 week evening course from 6 March

    Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The five week course runs on 6,13,20,27 March and 3 April and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ink, brush, ... Read more
  • Save the Date HSK 2018 Exams register by 22 Feb

    There are three dates this year when our Institute will run HSK exams.  The exams will take place either at our Institute or within a language lab in the University of Edinburgh on dates as show below. Saturday 24 March 2018 Register by 22 February for HSK and HSKK offline exam Register by 8 March for HSK online exam  Preparatory workshop: Saturday 10 March 2018 Saturday ... Read more
  • The Chinese Common Reader: Joan Judge 15 Feb 2018 6pm

    In Search of the Chinese Common Reader: Usuable Knowledge & Wondrous Ignorance in the Age of Global Science How did late Qing and Republican Chinese common readers understand science, illness, and the natural world? To what extent did new concepts introduced into China from the mid-to late-19th century become integrated into the everyday lives of poorer ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – Birds and Flowers Jan 2018

    In the winter term, apart from our regular evening calligraphy class, we will also run a 5 week day time Chinese brush painting class starts from 24 January 2018 from 10am – 12.30pm. Birds and flowers painting were often used as decorative elements in pottery, appeared in screens and utensils. From Tang dynasty around the 8th and 9th centuries in China until ... Read more