Announcements Archive

  • Flying into the Future
    Public Lecture-Leo Ou-fan Lee

    The renowned scholar and cultural critic Leo Ou-fan Lee gives a lecture about “flying” as a trope of time-space transformation in late Qing literature. By exploring works of modern Chinese fiction and translations, Prof. Lee aims to recover the moment in history when art forms across cultures appeared to illuminate each other. Prof. Leo Ou-fan Lee ... Read more
  • Consolidation & Revision Group
    June/July 2015

    Having worked hard at learning Chinese for a term or more many students are keen to consolidate prior learning over the summer break.   The Institute will offer two consolidation/revision groups at beginner level and intermediate level  to help consolidate earlier learning – and to offer specific help to individual students on specific aspects of the ... Read more
  • Prof Ban Wang: “Where have all the villages gone?” 4 June

    The fourth scholar in our Distinguished Lecture Series is Ban Wang, the William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and a board member of the Confucius Institute at Stanford University. Professor Wang is also the Yangtze River Chair Professor at East China Normal University. In addition to his research on Chinese and comparative literature, he has written on ... Read more
  • Shanghai Education Fair, Edinburgh, 4 June

    A delegation of over 30 universities and international schools coordinated by the International Education Association Shanghai (IEAS) will visit Edinburgh on Thursday 4th June to  promote Sino-Scottish educational co-operation.  Myriad opportunities can be discussed at this event from the potential to study abroad for school and university students through to partnership agreements. This event will take ... Read more
  • “Unintended consequences?” Provision of MFLs – 27 May

    The provision of Modern Foreign Languages in schools is a topic of considerable interest to students, parents and educational professionals most especially with the current Scottish government strategy on 2+1 language provision. On Wed 27th May 15.00-16.00 Moray House School of Education will host a presentation by Dr Jim Scott entitled “Unintended Consequences? The Governance of ... Read more
  • Will China Dominate the 21st Century? 6th May

    Join us on Wed 6th May 18.30-20.00 at the University of Edinburgh Business School when Jonathan Fenby will speak about his recent book of the same title, in which he outlines the challenges that China faces during its recent phase of spectacular growth. Biography Jonathan Fenby is former deputy editor of The Guardian 1988–1993; editor of The ... Read more
  • Zhang Longxi
    Distinguished Lecture 28 April

    The third distinguished scholar in our 2015 lecture series on China will be Professor Zhang Longxi, currently Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at City University of Hong Kong. ZHANG Longxi is a leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies. He holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught ... Read more
  • Scotland’s Relations with Asia – Humza Yousaf 23 April

    Please note that In this joint event with the Royal Society for Asian Affairs the original speaker Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs is no longer able to attend. Her place will be taken by Humza Yousaf, Scottish Government Minister for Europe and International Affairs who will reflect on the government’s international framework ... Read more