Announcements Archive

  • 5 week/10 hour Calligraphy Course-with Chinese Proverbs: from 10 May

    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
  • Win a trip to Shanghai in Writing/Photography Contest

    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
  • China’s Mobile Library takes to the road

    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
  • Distinguished Lecture: Yuri Pines 17 March 6pm

    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
  • Low Carbon Development, China 22 March 2016

    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
  • Language Show Live SECC Glasgow: 11&12 March

    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
  • 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