David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His talk “China at the Crossroads? Major Reform Challenges” which is part of the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series, will take place on ... Read more
Discover more about China through our “browse & borrow” programme.
From the classic literary masterpiece “A Dream of Red Mansions” to contemporary work by authors such as Nobel prize winner MO Yan or contemporary author YAN Geling our library holds a wide range of dual language novels, as well as non-fiction books on arts, architecture, ... Read more
Students of the Confucius Institute for Scotland who either hold a degree or who are in Higher Education are eligible to apply for a sponsored space on this year’s four week Shanghai Summer School running from 14 July – 11 Aug 2019. It is recommended that applicants should hold an HSK exam certificate though this is not ... Read more
An exploratory meeting bringing together teachers and lecturers in Chinese from Scotland’s local authorities, independent and community schools, colleges and universities will take place on Tues 26 March from 1pm-3.30pm latest.
The aims of the club are simple:
To enable Teachers of Chinese to share and develop practice, both teaching methods and specifically those concerning the ... Read more
Searching for the ideal gift to take to your partners in China? The Institute can offer a specially produced edition of “Selected Poems by Robert Burns”. This volume is a collation of the earliest and finest Chinese translations of Robert Burns’ poems published in the 1920’s.
Beautifully bound, the selection of 11 poems in both Chinese ... Read more
The first distinguished scholar in our 2015 lecture series on China will be Prof David Der-wei Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University.
As the Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature, David holds a joint appointment in Comparative Literature. He is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Sinica. ... Read more
Three Edinburgh students and their tutor will next month head to London to take part in the UK heats of the global `Chinese Bridge` competition for university students held annually.
In addition to testing language proficiency, the competition tests knowledge of China, cultural skills and understanding. There is huge scope to demonstrate cultural skills and understanding ... Read more
Professor Natascha Gentz, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh, was named alongside 52 other distinguished recipients, as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). She will join those Fellows, past and present, who have strived to attain the RSEs founding mission: the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.
Professor Gentz, who ... Read more