Announcements Archive

  • 50 Shades of Grey: ‘Smog Art’ in China Tues 30 Jan 6pm

    This presentation will examine societal responses to air pollution in China through a discussion of ‘smog art’. Key Information Speaker: Thomas Johnson (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) 50 Shades of Grey: The Emergence of ‘Smog Art’ in China Tuesday, 30 January, 6-8 pm 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh SYNOPSIS Smog art, which refers to artwork that engages with the issue of severe ... Read more
  • Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema: Weekly on Thurs 6pm

    Did you know regular filmmaking on Taiwan only started in the 1950s? With a Taiwanese-language film industry? Between then and the 1970s, 1000+ Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were miniscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200+ survive. With the establishment of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive in 1979 ... Read more
  • The Future in East Asia, Pacific & Beyond: 20 Oct 6pm-8pm

    Join us for an evening comprising four short lectures and a panel discussion by notable speakers followed by a drinks reception. In this event presented in partnership with the Worldwide Support for Development, we hope to show how Chinese and Japanese views of the future have had and will further have tremendous impact on the ... Read more
  • Alibaba, Tencent & China’s Data Tech Revolution 12 Oct 6pm

    Join us for a ringside view of how the internet and entrepreneurship in China have created global success stories such as the phenomenon that is Alibaba, and Tencent, China’s massively successful value-added ISP and developer of WeChat. Our guide to this fascinating topic is Duncan Clark, OBE and Chairman of BDA, China, an investment consultancy company founded in ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Autumn Term Classes from w/b 25 Sept

    In addition to our usual evening class programme this autumn we are offering a short, day time course running for five weeks. Chinese for Travellers runs on Tuesday mornings from 10.00-12.30 and is ideal for those planning to travel in China – or for those who want to try learning some simple Chinese without a longer term commitment.  For ... Read more
  • Gordon Brown to open Silk Roads conference 4&5 October

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is the most significant investment and development programme in modern times. Cumulatively, it is, without doubt, the largest contract in the world. We are delighted that the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the UK, will address the conference, providing us with ... Read more
  • Prof Chris Rea: the Chinese Swindle Story 6 Oct 16.30

    Join us on Friday 6th October at 16.30 when Associate Professor Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, considers The Art of Ingenuity: A Brief History of the Chinese Swindle Story. Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the ... Read more
  • Henry Tillman: Financing China’s Belt & Road Initiative 3 Oct

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall.  In advance of our two day conference focusing on BRI, join us to develop an overview of the financing ... Read more