Announcements Archive

  • The Red Heroine at Hippfest Bo’ness Saturday 23 March

    For the fourth year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness. SATUYDAY 23 March 2019: 15.30 UK Premiere The Red Heroine £10 | £8 conc. The oldest surviving Chinese martial arts film, featuring Fan Xuepeng ... Read more
  • Chinese for Travellers 5 weeks daytime course from 24 April

    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
  • Classes cancelled by snow:
    Rescheduled to 4 & 5 April

    Following the closure of the Institute last week due to the weather, additional classes will be run. For those students whose classes on Wed 28 Feb were cancelled on Wed 28 Feb, an extra class will be run on Wed 4 April. For those students whose classes on Thurs 1 March were cancelled, extra classes will be ... Read more
  • “No Great Wall”: Book Launch 4th April

    Dr Felix Boecking, senior lecturer in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History in the University of Edinburgh will launch his latest book “No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945” (Harvard University Asia Center, 2017) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12pm in G.03, Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Five Week Calligraphy Course January 2018

    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 starts on 23 January and runs to 20 February and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ... Read more