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
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
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
Our well established calligraphy classes run by Chi Zhang are open to both beginners and improvers. Under the expert guidance of our calligraphy tutor many students have learnt the joy of discovering and practising this ancient art.
For next term, Winter 2016, we are running a 10 week course on Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm with the first ... Read more
We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for adults to enjoy learning Chinese. Terms run from Sept-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun with a condensed programme of classes offered over the summer.
An absolute beginner can join us at the start of each term. Any student who has some previous experience in learning the language is welcome to ... Read more
This semester there are three Chinese Studies seminars planned the first of which will take on Wed 27th January
January 27 17:00-19.00
Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield)
Visual Histories of a Northern City: In Search of a People’s Past
This talk will take place in the University of Edinburgh 50 George Square, Lecture RoomG.02.
The second talk of this ... Read more
The 10th Global Conference of Confucius Institutes (CI) held in Shanghai in early December 2015 saw the Confucius Institute for Scotland receive the accolade of ‘Model Institute’ from Vice Premier Liu Yandong who is chair of the Council of CI Headquarters.
Since opening in 2007 the Institute has received six awards of excellence from ... Read more
The Institute will run three HSK exam diets in 2016. All exams take place on Saturdays with the dates being 19 March, 21 May and 3 December. You can register now for the 19 March 2016 exam. If you are interested in working or studying in China or in applying for a Confucius Institute Scholarship ... Read more