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
Registration is now open for the Decemer HSK Exam Diet. The registration deadline for the online exam is Thursday 2 November. The online exam has a later deadline of Thursday 16 Nov 2016.
We recommend that only candidates who are proficient in using a keyboard to input characters should apply for the online exam.
For more information on the HSK ... Read more
Take the chance to try your hand at the ancient Chinese arts of calligraphy and brush painting in a short five week/10 hour course taught by the Institute’s well known calligraphy teacher Chi Zhang.
Running every Tuesday evening from 10 May till 7 June this short course, focusing on Chinese characters, will introduce common techniques related to Chinese ... Read more
Have you been to China? Did you visit Shanghai? Even if you have only read a book about Shanghai or China, you can still can take part in a writing or photography contest to win a trip to China.
Shanghai Get Together is the 4th Writing and Photography Contest run by Shanghai Library which offers first ... Read more
Interest in the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, extends well beyond Edinburgh Zoo’s home base in Corstorphine.
The pandas are here on a ten year loan and during their extended stay in Scotland, Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer for RZSS has developed a much lauded outreach programme ... Read more
Empire without Emperors?
Rethinking aspects of China’s “modernization”
China’s republican revolution of 1911 is overwhelmingly considered— notwithstanding ongoing debates over its nature, course, and outcomes—a necessary and positive step on the country’s path toward social and political “modernization.” Yet if viewed in the context of traditional Chinese political culture, the haphazard abolition of the millennia-old monarchic form ... Read more
Dr Yong Geng, Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University will visit Edinburgh and deliver a morning lecture on 22 March 2016 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Dean Geng will briefly present the key findings of his research in the area of circular economy and low ... Read more
The five Confucius Institutes of Scotland will come together to exhibit at the Language Show Live Scotland on 11 & 12 March at the SECC in Glasgow. Our stand no is 440.
With free educational seminars, language taster sessions, varied cultural activities and performances the exhibition will appeal to all those interested in language learning either ... Read more