Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.
The ten week course runs from Tuesday evening 15 January to 2 April, with no classes on 19 and 26 February and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. ... Read more
Edinburgh Chinese Choir (ECC) was formed in 2011 by a group of music loving amateurs. By performing traditional and popular Chinese songs, they aim to add taste of Chinese cultural heritage to Edinburgh’s rich diversity of cultures, and to promote friendship and understanding through music. ECC has performed at Edinburgh Mela in 2012, 2013, and 2014. ... Read more
Speak of windows, what kind of image pops into your mind? Transparent and bright? Or stained and classical? Has it ever occurred to you that there are wooden lattices covered by a sheet of paper and intriguing stories behind each and every window pattern? Have you ever thought of windows as works of art rather ... Read more
Today over 400,000 Chinese live in Britain, many more attend British universities, and an increasing number visit Britain on business and as tourists. But until now, there has been no comprehensive history of the Chinese who came to the country. This book tells that story, from the first recorded visitor in 1687 through to the ... Read more
The Domestication of Cosmopolitanism in Transnational Chinese Masculinities
Derek Hird (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Lancaster University)
Tuesday, 25 Sept, 5 – 7 pm, 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh
This talk explores how the impetus of globalization has resulted in the hybridization of Chinese masculinities. As part of a process that Lisa Rofel terms ... Read more
We are honoured to host leading scholars from China and Europe at a unique international conference The Belt & Road Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities on October 4th and 5th, 2018. Building on the success of last year’s conference, this year the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh is closely cooperating with our ... Read more
After the sold-out success of 2017, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return Edinburgh Fringe this year. Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 24th or Saturday 25th August for this combined exhibition and fashion show. Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying Qipao fashion, Shanghai Style, through the ages and ... Read more
One of China’s renowned novelists, Yan Lianke, winner of the two of China’s most prestigious literary honours, the Lu Xun and the Lao She prizes, will make appearance in Edinburgh this August.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize three times, winner of the International Franz Kafka Prize, Beijing-based writer Yan Lianke makes Edinburgh his first UK ... Read more