Announcements Archive

  • THE CHINESE IN BRITAIN – A HISTORY OF VISITORS AND SETTLERS By Barclay Price

    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
  • Chinese Studies Lecture Series 2018

      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
  • Belt & Road Initiative Keynote Lectures and Conference, October 4th and 5th, 2018

    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
  • From Shanghai with Love:
    Fashion Show/Exhibition 24-25.08

    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
  • Yan Lianke-A Master of Chinese Literature, Book Festival 27.08

    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
  • Chinese Language Summer School Week 1 – Beginners 1

    This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language. Basic listening and speaking skills are emphasized along with the study of pinyin, the official Romanisation system for Standard Chinese (普通话, Pŭtōnghuà, literally ‘common speech’) in mainland China. By the end of 25 hours of intensive learning over one week, ... Read more
  • Easy Chinese

    An introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who want a short focused introduction to Chinese language learning. Running for 12.5 hours over 5 weeks, this course takes learners through basic expressions needed in typical conversational situations. Pronunciation and communicative practice will be the ... Read more
  • Twice Weekly Chinese for Beginners

    This course for complete beginners of Chinese, is an introduction to the Chinese pronunciation and writing systems. Basic listening and speaking skills are emphasized along with the study of pinyin, the official Romanisation system for Standard Chinese (普通话, Pŭtōnghuà, literally ‘common speech’) in mainland China. On completion of this 5-week intensive course (two 2-hour classes ... Read more