Announcements Archive

  • 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
  • Rising China and Global Impact
    13 Nov 3.15pm

    Professor Tony Chan, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Asia’s No 1 University for three years in a row, will give a guest lecture on the topic of Rising China and Global Impact. Globalisation, which calls for responses from many different sectors and stakeholders around the world, brings opportunities along with challenges. As ... Read more
  • Fudan University Discovery Day:
    29 Oct 1pm-3.30pm

    Partner of the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Fudan University is based in one of China’s most vibrant cities – Shanghai. Find out more about Fudan University – and its network of Confucius Institutes – by dropping into the Project Room at 50 George Square on Thursday 29th October 1.00-3.30pm.  And join us for a special distinguished ... Read more
  • Schools’ Day for Scotland – RSAA, SCEN & CIS 28 Oct

    Working with the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SCEN*, the Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to invite senior students from schools across Scotland to attend a day of talks on aspects of Asia on Wed 28th October 2015. This is an inaugural event for RSAA and builds on the well established and most successful ... Read more
  • Military Ethics Conference
    Sat 31 Oct 2015

    A unique public day long conference on Chinese and Western Approaches to Military Ethics: Ethics Education, Decision Making and Scholastic Traditions will run at the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 31 October 2015. The conference is an open event for which registration is required.  The programme for this can be ... Read more