Announcements Archive

  • Asian Studies Seminar Series 2nd March

    The second of the three Chinese Studies Research Seminars will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 in David Hume Tower, LG.08 from 17.00-19.00 Dr Sabrina Yu (Newcastle University) Going Back to the Hometown: A New Root-searching Movement in Contemporary Chinese Independent Cinema It has been critically recognised that there was a root-searching movement in the ... Read more
  • HSK Online Registration closes next week 3 March

    The registration deadline for the HSK March Online Exam will close on Thursday 3rd March 2016. Applicants should download, complete and return the registration form by this date.  For full details please see the HSK information section on our website.  The registration form is available here HSKapplformMarchExam2016 or on the HSK section of our site. The ... Read more
  • Chinese language teachers for Scottish schools – opportunity

    The British Council’s Chinese Language Assistant programme for UK schools is now seeking applications.  If your school would like to secure a Chinese Language Assistant for the 2016/17 academic year please read on then apply via the British Council website by 31 March 2016. Chinese language assistants work in UK schools to support an existing Mandarin ... Read more
  • DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan, Cumbernauld Theatre

    Often called the Chinese Macbeth, DiaoChan is an epic story of lust, jealousy and revenge, taken from the ancient Chinese classic The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. After the success of last year’s production of The Autumn of Han, Red Dragonfly Productions is delighted to return with another exciting theatre adaptation of a Chinese classic ‘DiaoChan: ... Read more
  • Are you looking to work in China?

    The British Council is now offering graduates the opportunity to work for ten months in universities and schools across China. But be quick – the application deadline is fast approaching! (21 February 2016) Working as a language assistant is the perfect opportunity to spend time learning Mandarin, whilst developing invaluable transferable skills. Plus, you’ll get paid. With ... Read more
  • Distinguished Lecture Prof Qin Hui, Tsinghua, 10 Feb 6pm

    Join us for the opening lecture in our 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series when prominent public intellectual Prof Qin Hui of Tsinghua University will consider “Chinese Culture and its Modernisation”. Confucian Values and British Constitutional Monarchy: Historical Routes of China’s Modernization When “cultural differences” and “civilizational clashes” are popular discourses in our intellectual thinking today, it is hard to ... Read more
  • 5 Week Calligraphy Character Class –
    May & June2016

    Many people are fascinated by the beauty of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Sign up for this five week course and start to learn, not only the artistic skills required when working with a brush pen and ink, but also the underlying philosophy of balance and harmony. The five week course is suitable for beginners and ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year celebrations for Year of the Monkey

    As the Year of the Monkey approaches celebrations are being planned around the world. This 15 day festival starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar month and ends 15 days later with the Full Moon.  In China, the festival is really all about family but with such a large diaspora ... Read more