Location: The Playfair Library Hall, Old College, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
Date and Time: 16 Oct, 2019. 1800-2000
Each year the University hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by Professors or Chairs newly appointed by the University. The speakers give an illuminating overview of their contribution to their field.
In both the East and the West the diaries ... Read more
Following up on our spectacular exhibition “Poster Art of Modern China, 1913-1997” in 2014, we are proud to bring back Yang Peiming, Director of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre to present his unique collections of Textiles of Revolutionary China to Edinburgh.
This exhibition presents a unique perspective and an intimate window into everyday Chinese life ... Read more
The Traverse Theatre and Grid Iron Theatre Company are looking to connect with East Asian communities and individuals with an interest in traditional Chinese and East Asian storytelling to help develop a brand new theatre show. The new show will be based on Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio and will combine retelling ... Read more
Date and Time: 12.30, 20 September 2019
Location: Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh. EH8 9YL
Free Admission – no booking required
Professor Natascha Gentz is Chair of Chinese Studies and founding Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Considering the ideas put forwards in Samson Young’s The world falls apart into facts, 2019, Natascha will ... Read more
After the sold-out success of 2017 and 2018, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return to the Edinburgh Fringe for the third time. Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th August for this combined exhibition and fashion show. Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying Qipao fashion, ... Read more
The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to be sponsoring Chinese film screenings at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Up the Mountain
Part of the Documentaries Strand
A portrait of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, Shen moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women ... Read more
This summer we are offering both Day and Evening classes from 1 July to 1 August 2019. Our diverse programme of evening and day time classes aims to give a wide array of opportunities to start to learn Chinese! In addition to our usual language programme, we will offer two weeks of intensive HSK revision ... Read more
Chinese calligraphy is one of the earliest and most important visual art forms in China. As a practice, Chinese calligraphy is a calm, relaxing and meditative process, which benefits our well-being and leads to longevity. By controlling the special soft brush with a sharp point, Chinese brush painting is not only a mental exercise, but ... Read more