The University library has recently carried out an extensive digitisation project of a superb volume of photographs many of which are from Lord Elgin’s 1860’s military campaign in China. The majority of these images were taken by Felice Beato, the famous war photographer.
The album from which these images are taken is a large, fairly ornate ... Read more
This seminar on 23 November 17.00-19.00 explores group violence in an area of Southwest China that experienced on-going conflicts between 1800 and the late 1950s involving indigenous Yi (Nuosu) peoples, Chinese settler communities, and the Qing and Republican states.
Population pressure has been blamed by early nineteenth century governors and later scholarship alike, but our speaker ... Read more
For those who missed the excellent talk last month from Patrick Horgan, OBE, Regional Director, North-East Asia for Rolls-Royce we are pleased to offer you the chance to hear his talk via this podcast.
Patrick, a graduate of Oxford University, and a Mandarin speaker with a background which spans business, diplomacy and cultural relations, is Regional ... Read more
Chinese Language Lunchbox （汉语盒饭） is a free, lunch-time language programme which has been specially designed to introduce simple and useful Chinese words and phrases along with some cultural understanding for non-Chinese speakers for the University community.
This semester the Lunchbox Sessions will cover five topics one on each of five different dates. You can book a ... Read more
Want to spend more time on Chinese characters learning? Or perhaps you are finding Chinese characters more challenging?
We are offering a five week course from November which will develop your skills in character recognition. More information is below the timetable.
Full Price / Student
9,16,23,30 Nov and 7 Dec 2016
Character Class: Registration Form
This ... Read more
Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday. All films screened have sub-titles. Viewing is from 2pm in the Screening Room, Room G04 at No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
The next screening will be on Friday 24 March with ‘The World’ (Jia Zhangke, 2006) which scored ... Read more
Welcome to the expanded Confucius Campus
On Monday 19th Sept the Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the award of Model Institute status with the official opening of two additional buildings creating the first Confucius Campus in the world – download our campus map.
The New Buildings
Located only a few hundred metres from Abden House, home of ... Read more
Institute Director, Professor Natascha Gentz was delighted to welcome Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs to the Confucius Campus for a meeting attended also by Vice Principal Professor Charlie Jeffrey along with co-director Dr Jin Ri.
The opportunity to show her around the recently expanded facilities just three days after the campus’s ... Read more