Announcements Archive

  • Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds at Edinburgh Zoo 15 Nov – 26 Jan 2020

    The award-winning Giant Lanterns returns to Edinburgh Zoo, but with a whole new theme for 2019. Running across 47-nights, this extravaganza is based around a Lost Worlds theme, where hundreds of prehistoric creatures will be brought to life to present a visually stunning display of the history of wildlife.  Discover 570 million years of wildlife, from ... Read more
  • Office Closure Christmas and New Year 2019/20

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh will be closed from Wednesday 18 December and reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.  We send best wishes for the festive season to all our students and friends and we look forward to seeing you in 2020. Classes will start again week beginning 27 January 2020     Read more
  • Strange Tales (聊斋), Traverse Theatre, 30 Nov – 21 Dec 2019

    When wind and snow fill the sky and the fire has grown cold, relight the coals, warm the wine and turn up the wick of the lamp. We enter these tales in the shadows of night, but hopefully emerge into daylight. Strange Tales is presented by theatre company Grid Iron in co-production with the Traverse Theatre ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – one day workshop on Saturday 23 November

    Bamboo has significant culture importance in China and other East Asian countries, represents good character of real gentleman and nobles. The traditional of bamboo and orchid painting had been around for many centuries and some techniques had been used for over 1000 years. This one day workshop will start with introducing the history of Chinese bamboo ... Read more
  • Vacancy: Chinese Language Assistant at Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh

    Asian Studies, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures in the University of Edinburgh, seeks to appoint two Language Assistants in Chinese. Check details HERE. Read more
  • Special Lectures on Chinese Art – 28 & 29 Oct

    Professor Jing Lyu | Fudan University, Shanghai Lecture 1: Retrieving the Glory of Lacquerware in Ancient China 28 Oct 2019 16:30-17:30 | Seminar Room A, Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art Lecture 2: Between Innovation and Tradition: Xiaojiaochang New Year Prints in Shanghai 29 Oct 2019 11:10-13:00 | Seminar Room C, Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art Jing Lyu (吕静) ... Read more
  • Chinese Film Documentary IV: The Next Life + A Second Child on 11 November

    Fan Jian is a documentarian who focuses on Chinese social issues through character-driven storytelling. He has directed six feature-length documentary films, most recently Still Tomorrow, winner of a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2016. His films The Next Life (2011) follows a working-class couple lost their only child in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. When the ... Read more
  • Metamorphosis of a Butterfly: Xiyadie’s Queer Papercutting Art, 16 Oct @4-6pm

    Date and Time: Wednesday, 16 Oct, 4 – 6 pm Location: 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh Celebrated as ‘China’s Tom of Finland’, Xiyadie is probably one of the best-known queer artists living in China today. His identity as a gay man from rural China and his method of using the Chinese folk art of papercutting ... Read more