Announcements Archive

  • Hanban Confucius Institute Scholarships – 2018

    This year, thanks to our sponsoring agency, Hanban, we are pleased to offer a number of Confucius Institute Scholarships.  There are five options. One Semester Scholarships One Academic Year Scholarships Master`s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Four-week scholarships Recipients of full scholarships are exempt from ... Read more
  • The Red Heroine at Hippfest Bo’ness Saturday 23 March

    For the fourth year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness. SATUYDAY 23 March 2019: 15.30 UK Premiere The Red Heroine £10 | £8 conc. The oldest surviving Chinese martial arts film, featuring Fan Xuepeng ... Read more
  • Chinese for Travellers 5 weeks daytime course from 24 April

    This term, as well as our usual evening class programme we will offer a short daytime class running on Tuesday mornings for 2.5 hrs for five weeks. This is an introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who are planning to visit China for tourism ... Read more
  • Free: Chinese Films on Fridays Jan-April 2019

    Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday.  All films screened have sub-titles.  Viewing from 2pm-Screening Room, Room G04,  No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH. Our Free Films on Friday programme is curated by Chinese Studies senior lecturer Dr Julian Ward whose core specialism is in Chinese literature and ... Read more
  • Classes cancelled by snow:
    Rescheduled to 4 & 5 April

    Following the closure of the Institute last week due to the weather, additional classes will be run. For those students whose classes on Wed 28 Feb were cancelled on Wed 28 Feb, an extra class will be run on Wed 4 April. For those students whose classes on Thurs 1 March were cancelled, extra classes will be ... Read more
  • “No Great Wall”: Book Launch 4th April

    Dr Felix Boecking, senior lecturer in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History in the University of Edinburgh will launch his latest book “No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945” (Harvard University Asia Center, 2017) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12pm in G.03, Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year Party 23 Feb 2018 – book now!

    Join us in Abden House when the Confucius Institute for Scotland hosts a party to mark the arrival of the Year of the Dog from 6pm-9pm on Friday 23rd February 2018. As well as the chance to meet up with friends old and new over some delicious jiaoazi and a glass or two there will be ... Read more
  • The Chinese Common Reader: Joan Judge 15 Feb 2018 6pm

    In Search of the Chinese Common Reader: Usuable Knowledge & Wondrous Ignorance in the Age of Global Science How did late Qing and Republican Chinese common readers understand science, illness, and the natural world? To what extent did new concepts introduced into China from the mid-to late-19th century become integrated into the everyday lives of poorer ... Read more