Announcements Archive

  • Listen again or catch up
    2015 lecture podcasts

    Here on this page you will find a number of podcasts and videos of previous events run by our Institute.  Lord Green: October 2015 China & Europe Steven Green,  former chair of HSBC has a career spanning almost five decades. In this talk he compares and contrasts Europe and China from Confucius to Aristotle to the present ... Read more
  • Golden Chopsticks Film Gala, 9 Dec 2pm-5pm

    Students who take the course “Chinese Silent Cinema, 1922-1935” form groups and make their own 20-minute films modelled on the thematics and aesthetics of silent-era Chinese films. As a conclusion to this class, all student films are shown at a mock Oscar event known as the “Golden Chopsticks Film Gala.” Judges made up of faculty members ... Read more
  • One Belt, One Road: Briefing Session, Report, & Webinar

    On Wed 9 December in Glasgow, China Britain Business Council will run a briefing event focusing on opportunities for businesses related to the One Belt One Road initiative, launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The programme will present the key findings of a report into this initiative to improve and create new trade routes, ... Read more
  • Calligraphy Competition-Scottish Heat Tues 1st Dec 2015 6pm

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to be hosting the Scotland heat of a global Chinese Calligraphy Contest being organised by Sinolingua. Taking place at the in the Institute at Abden House on Tuesday 1st December from 6pm, the competition is open to all non-native speakers of Chinese. Many students enjoy learning Chinese characters. Some ... Read more
  • Memory Gender & Change in China – WAGNet Podcasts

    A day long symposium ‘Memory Gender and Change in China’ organised by WAGNet (Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network) with the support of the Confucius Institute for Scotland took place on 11 September. Podcasts of the three panel sessions which addressed themes as shown below, are now available. Scroll down to access. New wave feminism LGBT ... Read more
  • China-A Science & Technology Superpower? 25 Nov 3.30pm

    Join us when Prof Erik Baark from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology poses the question China – A Science & Technology Superpower? With the rapid growth of Chinese investments in science and technology, and the expansion of outputs in terms of scientific articles, patents, and technological capabilities, some observers have predicted that China is ... Read more
  • Farmland for Farmers
    24 Nov 15 6.30pm

    We are delighted to welcome Dong Zhenghua, formerly Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Peking University and now Professor of Chu Hai College for Higher Education, Hong Kong as the sixth speaker in our Distinguished Lecture Series 2015. His talk is entitled Farmland for Farmers: Problems of Large-scale Enclosure of Farmland in China. Synopsis One key question in ... Read more
  • Prof Shen Dingli, Fudan University: 29 Oct 15-6pm

    As a distinguished scholar we are delighted to host Prof Shen Dingli, Deputy Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University to deliver a lecture on China’s Peaceful Rise: Challenges & Opportunities. Synopsis China’s rise certainly brings more opportunities to the world: increasing import of goods and services; and increasing export of tourist purchasing power, ... Read more