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
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
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
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
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
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
The CI for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh received its sixth consecutive award from Hanban when the title of `Confucius Institute of the Year` was awarded in Beijing at the opening ceremony of the seventh Global Conference on 16th December 2012.
In addition to its expanding programme of Chinese language and cultural outreach in 2012 ... Read more
The SCEN China Youth Summit at Gleneagles on 12 November, known as the G50 after the 50 schools, universities and other organisations represented and in memory of the famous G8 Summit held at Gleneagles in 2005 was an inspiring day for all those who attended the event.
The objective of the day were clear
to bring together ... Read more