Announcements Archive

  • Locating Fey Mou(s): The Topos of Chinese Film Theory by Victor Fan, 26 March, 6-8pm

    Location: 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh A screening of Spring in a Small Town (dir. Fey Mou, 1948) is held on Monday, 25 Mar, 4-5:30 pm at David Hume Tower, LG. 06 Chinese film theory and criticism are often considered being radically different from their Euro-American counterparts. Yet, during the Republic period (1911–49), ... Read more
  • Six Week Evening Chinese Calligraphy Class – Running style from 26 February 2019

    Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The six week course runs from Tuesday evening 26 February to 2 April, and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ... Read more
  • Registration deadline Thursday 21 February for offline HSK exam on 23 March

    HSK is a globally run standardised test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. Whether to ensure eligibility for scholarships offered by Hanban, to gain an advantage in the job market or a related academic field an HSK pass will serve you.  And of course, for many adult learners, an exam is a great motivator ... Read more
  • CIS sponsors Historical Chinese Sculptures Study Day at National Museum of Scotland

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to be sponsoring the Historical Chinese Sculptures and the Ann Paludan archive study day at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30th March, 2019 For details please see: Ann Paludan study day flyer – Mar 2019 Read more
  • Asian Studies Seminar: Philip Clart, 12 February 2019, 6-8pm

    The second Asian studies seminar series of this semester take place on Tuesday 12 February in Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9JU In the Taiwanese context, divination refers to a set of different techniques for obtaining supernaturally sourced knowledge, ranging from simple yes and no answers revealed by the dropping of so-called divination blocks to ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year Events for All

    Join the Confucius Institute for Scotland team at some fabulous Chinese New Year events to celebrate the Year of the Pig which starts on February 5.   The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. January 24 6.30pm: China-Britain Business Council Chinese Burns Supper at the Waldorf Astoria. This was an evening blending the best of Chinese ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Classes Holiday This Week

    Happy Spring Festival to all our students and friends!  Due to the Chinese New Year holiday (New Year’s Day is February 5), no evening classes will be held at the Confucius Institute for Scotland this week.  They will resume again as normal on February 11. 新年快乐!吉祥如意!We will be holding our annual party on February 8 ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute for Scotland – Edinburgh Zoo’s Giant Lanterns of China Festival

    This winter Edinburgh Zoo is alive with the glow of bright, multi-coloured lanterns in the shape of Chinese and Scottish mythical and real creatures.  The Confucius Institute for Scotland is partnering with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) for this season’s Giant Lanterns of China festival.   It runs on select evenings from November 16 to February 17.  The lanterns are carefully designed ... Read more