Announcements Archive

  • Michael Goedius 10 August
    Contemporary Chinese Art

    Michael Goedhuis, a world renowned expert on contemporary Chinese art, will offer his unique perspective on developments in this fascinating field in a evening event taking place in the University of Edinburgh on Monday 10th August with registration from 17.30 for the talk which will start at 18.00. The venue for this event is Lecture ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Lunchbox
    July & Aug

    More opportunities for staff and students at the University of Edinburgh to acquire a smattering of Chinese are on offer in the second series of lunchtime language sessions i introducing absolute beginners to the Chinese language.  There are three standalone sessions running: Useful Chinese Expressions How to say Chinese Names Chinese Character Appetiser Each session is offered four times ... Read more
  • ‘Scots in Asia’ – 26 & 27 June
    Keynote: Sir Tom Devine

    This seminar explores the historical and contemporary experiences of Scots in Asia,  with a keynote lecture by Professor Emeritus, Sir Tom Devine and a range of  impressive speakers.  The keynote lecture from Sir Tom Devine entitled ‘Addicting the Dragon: China, Opium, and Scotland’ will be held in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical ... Read more
  • James Legge Conference and Public Lectures 11-13 June

    In the bicentennial year of James Legge, the renowned Scottish missionary-scholar, an international and interdisciplinary conference focusing on his work and that of Scottish Missions to China, will take place in the University of Edinburgh from 11-13 June 2015.  The conference will include two keynote public lectures on the evenings of 11th and 12th June. Inside ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Teaching in Scotland 12 June: Free Event

    Teaching Chinese in Scotland: Pedagogy Meets the Language is a one day workshop for those involved in, training in, or interested in the teaching of Chinese. Taking place on Friday 12 June 2015 at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9JY there will be a number of parallel workshops running on the day – which ... Read more
  • 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