Announcements Archive

  • ‘Red Snow’ Film Screening & Discussion Mon 20 June

    Join us for the opportunity to see Red Snow the first independent feature film from award winning director Peng Tao. This is an ambitiously crafted cinematic experience. Peng seeks to capture the essence of the ten year Cultural Revolution by exploring the complicated relations between a peasant woman and three runaways- a veteran cadre, a ... Read more
  • Zheng He-When the Dragon Ships Came Thurs 9 June 19.00

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, in association with SCEN, is delighted to bring to Edinburgh this award winning show from Karin Schäfer of Figuren Theatre blending puppetry, video and animation. Tickets for the public show at 7pm on 9th June will be on sale from 6.30pm at the venue- Central Hall, ... Read more
  • Gender Statistics & Local Governance 24 May 5.30pm

    Guest Lecturer Lanyan Chen from Nipissing University, Canada will talk on the topic of Gender Statistics and Local Governance in China on Tuesday 24th May at 5.30pm. ABSTRACT Gender statistics provide an essential tool to mainstream gender equality in policymaking through the recognition of gender differences in all fields of life. It is a legacy of feminist ... Read more
  • Chinese Independent Doc. Films
    Xu Xing 26-27 May

    Xu Xing: History, Memory & Legacy Tracing Vestiges of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) This year our second programme of truly remarkable cutting-edge, independent, documentary filmmaking from China including screenings of films rarely shown & with the opportunity for discussions with the director features the award winning novelist and film maker Xu Xing. Download the Full Programme ... Read more
  • Prof Adam Smith – Origins of Writing Keynote: 20 May 6pm

    “The Beginnings of Writing in China: Managing Livestock and Anxiety” The National Museum of Scotland holds the largest collection of inscribed ancient Chinese oracle bones (1800 fragments from c.1300 BCE) in Europe (the second biggest outside of Asia), donated by two Scottish missionaries in 1909.  A three day academic conference will take place in the University of Edinburgh ... Read more
  • Prof Kai Vogelsang, 19 May
    Distinguished Lecture: 6pm

    Getting the Terms Straight: Politics, State & Law in the Discourse of Chinese ‘Legalism’ ‘Legalism’ is a stepchild of Chinese tradition. Long neglected by Chinese and Western scholars alike, it has until today not been properly understood. The burden of traditional terminology especially seems to have weighted down sinological scholarship and blocked inter-disciplinary approaches to the ... Read more
  • Fudan University credit bearing summer camp 4-15 July 2016

    Shanghai’s Fudan University’s School of Economics is offer a two week credit bearing summer camp on Chinese Economy and Society.  Designed for students who wish to acquire comprehensive knowledge of China in the fields of economy, business and society the course comprises thirty-two 90 minute lectures delivered by top scholars from Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao-tong ... Read more
  • Spring Term language classes – week 1 underway

    Join one of our friendly classes this Spring term with our excellent teachers from Fudan University in Shanghai. With up to 20 different levels of language courses running Monday to Thursday evenings from 6pm till 8pm there should be a class to suit you.  Beginner level classes run each evening so book now to start ... Read more