Announcements Archive

  • “Chinese Rules” Tim Clissold
    29th Sept 15

    The latest book from Tim Clissold “Chinese Rules” intriguingly subtitled ‘Mao’s Dog, Deng’s Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China’ is an attempt to explain how China works. Join the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the China Britain Business Council at this late afternoon talk in which the author, known by the ... Read more
  • Shanghai Theatre Academy: Chinese Opera & Folk Music

    Heriot-Watt University is the venue for an evening of Chinese dance, music and opera on Saturday 26th September from 6-8pm.  Performances will feature Beijing and Kungqu Opera as well as Folk Music. Highlights will include a Beijing opera solo dance using silk ribbons ‘Celestial Maid Scattering Flowers‘ and from the Kungqu Opera tradition ‘Borrowing Fan’ ... Read more
  • Memory, Gender and Change in China: Symposium 11 Sept ’15

    This day long symposium is organised by WAGnet (Women and Gender in Chinese Studies network) and will take place on Friday 11th September 2015 at the Confucius Institute for Scotland. The outline programme for the day is shown at the bottom of this page or you can download the WAGNet Symposium Programme. To listen to a ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute Day
    George Square 24 Sept

    Drop into our Chinese pop-up Tea House to enjoy a taste of China in George Square on Thursday 24th Sept.  Look out for the red & white tent on the corner of George Square near David Hume Tower.  A full day programme of performances and workshops is arranged including music, dance, calligraphy, and kungfu as ... Read more
  • Calligraphy at Edinburgh Castle

    Calligraphy students from the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s classes, can this year see the work of their class tutor, artist Chi Zhang, projected onto the walls of Edinburgh Castle. Augmenting the China presence at this year’s Tattoo were members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army along with dancers and dragons. Topping it all was a stunning ... Read more
  • Edinburgh Graduate Enters Global Quarter Final

    Edinburgh graduate and one of the 2015 Chinese Bridge UK winners, Riona Lesslar, is currently representing the UK in the Global Chinese Bridge Competition taking place in Changsha, Hunan Providence. Riona took part in the European final yesterday and has now advanced to the next round. Our congratulations, best wishes and strong support go to Riona. For ... Read more
  • First night review: It’s Only Words

    Scotland China Association Website Editor Graham Thompson attended the first night of Its Only Words from Chinese speaking Louise Reay. His verdict? “This show is a lot of fun!” Graham also said “True to the show’s claim, even someone who understands very little Chinese can get a lot of laughs from her performance, and quite a ... Read more
  • Chinese shows at Edinburgh’s Festivals

    Edinburgh’s 2015 Festivals feature a  wide range of shows from China. We hope our list is comprehensive. Let us know if we are missing any shows!  And if you only see one of these shows please make sure it is the first on the list from SOAS graduate Louise Reay whose Fringe debut is sponsored ... Read more