Announcements Archive

  • My World in War and Revolution-16 Oct @6-8pm

    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
  • Memory on Fabric – Textiles of Revolutionary China, 25-29 Sept

    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
  • Interested in sharing Chinese and East Asian stories?

    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
  • Real Music / Friday Lunchtime Tours – 20 Sept @ 12.30pm

    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
  • From Shanghai with Love:
    23 and 24 August 2019

    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
  • Chinese films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

    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
  • Chinese Language Summer Courses – 1 July to 1 August

    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 – one day workshop on Saturday 6 July

    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