Announcements Archive

  • 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
  • Sixth Award for Edinburgh Confucius Institute

    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
  • Report on SCEN Youth Summit

    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
  • SCA Glasgow Events 2012-13

    Event Date: 26/03/2013 The Glasgow branch of the Scotland China Association meets regularly at Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose St, Glasgow, G3 6RE. All talks are open free to members of SCA with a £1.50 (£1) charge for non-members. 27 Nov 2012: The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh- Speaker Jim Gilchrist Jim will speak about Chiang Yee`s book written ... Read more
  • SCA Edinburgh Events 2012-13

    Event Date: 11/05/2013 The programme of the Edinburgh branch of the Scotland China Association for 2012-13 is now available. 13 Nov 2012: RBGE and China – Speaker: Simon Crutchley, RBGE horticulturalist 11 Dec 2012: Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940 – Speaker Adrien Von Ferscht, independent consultant and expert on Chinese silver. 8 Jan 2013: Dancing Across Borders: collaborations with contemporary ... Read more
  • Introductory Course on Chinese Characters

    There is a fascination in Chinese characters – join us for this short course and learn how to write, read, understand and learn a number of useful characters. In this six week course running Tuesday evenings from 23 October – 27 November you will be introduced to the basic strokes and stroke order; learn to use ... Read more