Announcements Archive

  • Sustainable Silk Roads
    4 & 5 Oct, 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.   This conference, ‘Sustainable Silk Roads’, offers businesses, academics and policy makers the opportunity to understand the significance and potential ... Read more
  • Liu Zhenyun: Book Festival and Filmhouse 12 & 13 Aug 2017

    One of China’s foremost novelists, Liu Zhenyun, winner of the Mao Dun prize for Chinese fiction, will make two appearances in Edinburgh this August. The first opportunity to hear from him is on the opening day of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 12th August at 12.15. Liu Zhenyun’s work reflects on aspects of China’s newly urbanised ... Read more
  • From Shore to Shore, Saigon Saigon, 8 June 7pm

    Three stories, three lives, three journeys to find a place to call home.  Join us for the Edinburgh leg of this nationwide site specific touring programme. Cheung Wing is escaping from war, Mei Lan’s had enough of the potato peeler and Yi Di wants the impossible; her parents’ approval. Award-winning writer, Mary Cooper, with multilingual collaborator, M.W. ... Read more
  • Dialogue with Emperor Qin’s Warriors: 3-30 June Summerhall

    A stunning exhibition of 31 contemporary sculptures from Europe and China is on its way to Edinburgh. From 3-30 June 2017, Dialogue with Emperor Qin’s Warriors will be on display in Summerhall’s Church Galleries in Hope Park Terrace. A few of the larger sculptures will be found around Summerhall with four sculptures in residence at Edinburgh ... Read more
  • Contemporary Chinese Fashion: 14 June 6pm

    Dr Vera Bai is a graduate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she achieved her MA and PhD in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing.  She is a lecturer in fashion design in Shanghai International College of Fashion, Donghua University.  Prior to joining one of China’s leading Fashion Colleges, she worked in the Hong Kong ... Read more
  • Third Annual CPD Conference: Teaching Chinese in Scotland: 02 June 17

    The Third Annual CPD Conference on Chinese Teaching in Scotland: Teaching and Learning is a free one-day event for all who are involved or interested in the teaching of Chinese. Taking place on Friday 2 June 2017 at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, this event is jointly organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland ... Read more
  • The concept of ‘culture’ :
    Basile Zimmerman 01 June 6pm

    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
  • Chinese Bridge Winners – Congratulations!

    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