Culture is famous in social sciences and humanities for the difficulty of its definition. This presentation will discuss the various usages of the word “culture” since the 19th century, the solutions that have been suggested up to now, and the impact that this situation had on the development of area studies.
In this lecture entitled The concept of ... Read more
Despite pressure of end of year exams, four intrepid undergraduate Chinese Studies students from the University of Edinburgh opted to take part in the 2017 Chinese Bridge language proficiency competition. Not only did all four reach the final – one second year student won first prize!
In the face of strong competition from 28 contestants from ... Read more
The Scotland China Association which is now entering its 51st year is holding its AGM at Abden House on the morning of Saturday 10th June.
After the member’s lunch there will be a short performance of Kunqu Opera by Yanmei Wu, who is the co-founder of the Chinese Opera Association Scotland, will perform a short excerpt ... Read more
Join us on Wed 26th April at 2pm when we host a high profile cultural delegation from Shanghai who will present two very different aspects of Chinese culture.
Our first speaker, Shi Dawai will consider the tradition and evolution of Chinese painting arts over the centuries and the vision for its future development.
Our second speaker Wang ... Read more
In this talk, Prof Lifen Zhang currently based in the School of Journalism, Fudan University and Chief Advisor for China Business News, will consider the question ‘How is Social Media Changing China? This respected journalist, author and broadcaster will explain why, in his view, social media, the national obsession and blessing, presents a dilemma to ... Read more
Chinese characters are an aspect of the language which can both fascinate and frustrate many westerners. Lose your frustration and increase your fascination in this 5-week/10 hour Chinese character introductory course. This class will run on Tuesday evenings starting from 25 April 2017. The course will be taught in English.
Content of Course
• The structure of ... Read more
We are delighted to welcome back Lord Powell of Bayswater as a speaker in our 2017 business lecture series. Lord Powell first spoke at our Institute in 2013 and we know him to be a most interesting and insightful speaker.
Lord Powell will speak on the subject of ‘Asia Unbound:Britain and China in a dramatically changing ... Read more
Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.
The four week course starts on 10 Oct and runs to 7 Nov (no class on 24 Oct) and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be ... Read more