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
Autumn Term SEPT-DEC 2017
China in Revolution 1911-1936 (Documentary)
Labourer’s Love (Zhang Shichuan, 1922)
Friday 22 September
China in Revolution 1937-1949 (Documentary)
The Dream of the Western Chamber (Hou Yao, 1927)
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A recent initiative by SCEN, assisted by the Confucius Institute for Scotland, saw a nationwide survey of schools take place seeking information on activities and levels of learning about China and Chinese language.
The survey results will help all stakeholders to better understand levels of engagement across the country and has resulted in a digital map showing ... Read more
This presentation will examine societal responses to air pollution in China through a discussion of ‘smog art’.
Speaker: Thomas Johnson (Lecturer, University of Sheffield)
50 Shades of Grey: The Emergence of ‘Smog Art’ in China
Tuesday, 30 January, 6-8 pm
50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh
Smog art, which refers to artwork that engages with the issue of severe ... Read more
Did you know regular filmmaking on Taiwan only started in the 1950s? With a Taiwanese-language film industry? Between then and the 1970s, 1000+ Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were miniscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200+ survive.
With the establishment of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive in 1979 ... Read more
Join us for an evening comprising four short lectures and a panel discussion by notable speakers followed by a drinks reception. In this event presented in partnership with the Worldwide Support for Development, we hope to show how Chinese and Japanese views of the future have had and will further have tremendous impact on the ... Read more
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
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
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is the most significant investment and development programme in modern times. Cumulatively, it is, without doubt, the largest contract in the world.
We are delighted that the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the UK, will address the conference, providing us with ... Read more