Announcements Archive

  • Chinese Contemporary Art lecture- Strathclyde Uni 21 Feb 2013

    Event Date: 21/02/2013 The University of Strathclyde, SCILT and the Confucius Institute for Scottish Schools will host a lecture by artist Ying Sheng Yang from 6.00-7.30pm on Thursday 21st February in room 104 of the Lord Hope Building. The lecture is billed `Where there is a compression, there will be resistance – A brief history of Contemporary ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year activities

    The year of the snake will start on Sunday 10th February and over the 15 days of the Spring Festival a wide range of China focused activities are taking place. On Friday evening 8 Feb if you are in the west of Scotland, head to the Main Gate at Glasgow University to catch a Dragon Dance ... Read more
  • Chinese Character Class – NEW

    Join us for a 6 week evening course starting on Valentine`s Day, 14th February, which will help you begin to understand Chinese characters. All you need is an interest in Chinese characters and just a little knowledge of Chinese sound system. Content of Course Elements of Chinese characters: 8 kinds of basic strokes and some compound strokes Roles of ... Read more
  • Spring Festival Party 15 February

    Join us for our Year of the Snake Spring Festival party on Friday 15th February from 6pm till 9pm at Abden House. A full programme of fun is planned for the evening: Sing your favourite Chinese or English songs in the Karaoke corner; Join in or watch the Fun & Games session; Try your hand at Mah-jong; Enjoy a taste ... Read more
  • Chinese Conversation & Culture Corner 8 Feb

    A special Chinese Conversation and Culture Corner will take place on Friday 8th February when the focus will be on Chinese New Year traditions with the chance to make some special decorations to welcome the New Year. Run by our teaching staff from Fudan University the Corner is a great chance to practice some Chinese no ... Read more
  • Recommended Reading in Institute Library

    With an extensive collection of books about China and Chinese language in the Institute library, our teachers have selected a number of books to make up a `Recommended Reading List` for members. The subjects covered vary widely including Chinese history, geography, arts and culture, language learning, crafts, business tips, songs, and tourist information. The 32 books selected ... Read more
  • Window of Shanghai Winner

    In the second global competition run by Shanghai Library, Institute student, Elspeth Hough has been awarded a third prize. Shanghai Library have donated a number of English and dual language books to our Institute under an initiative known as `Window of Shanghai`. The writing competition required entrants to submit either a piece of writing in English ... Read more
  • Free taster calligraphy session 15 Jan

    Drop in on Tuesday evening 15 January for a free taster session to try your hand at the age old art of calligraphy/Chinese brush painting. Running from 6.30 to 7.30pm this free session will give you a chance to try using a calligraphy brush and ink to create works of beauty. Led by the Institute`s calligraphy ... Read more