Announcements Archive

  • 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
  • Year of the Monkey Resources for Schools

    An early Christmas present from British Council! Discover what 2016’s Year of the Monkey symbolises using this new resource pack filled with fun activities based on Chinese culture and traditions. Start preparing for Chinese New Year, explore the mythology behind the Chinese zodiac and uncover what the Year of the Monkey actually means in 2016. Take your ... Read more
  • Edinburgh International Asia Conference 5 Feb 2016

    Scotland’s first ever student-led Asia conference will take place on Friday February 5th 2016 at the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. Registration is from 09.00 and the day will finish with a drinks reception from 17.30-18.30. The conference theme “Will the 21st Century belong to Asia – Pioneer your future in Asia” will see up to 200 student ... Read more