As the Year of the Monkey approaches celebrations are being planned around the world. This 15 day festival starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar month and ends 15 days later with the Full Moon. In China, the festival is really all about family but with such a large diaspora ... Read more
We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for adults to enjoy learning Chinese. Terms run from Sept-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun with a condensed programme of classes offered over the summer.
An absolute beginner can join us at the start of each term. Any student who has some previous experience in learning the language is welcome to ... Read more
The Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to be hosting the Scotland heat of a global Chinese Calligraphy Contest being organised by Sinolingua. Taking place at the in the Institute at Abden House on Tuesday 1st December from 6pm, the competition is open to all non-native speakers of Chinese.
Many students enjoy learning Chinese characters. Some ... Read more
Drop into our Chinese pop-up Tea House to enjoy a taste of China in George Square on Thursday 24th Sept. Look out for the red & white tent on the corner of George Square near David Hume Tower.
A full day programme of performances and workshops is arranged including music, dance, calligraphy, and kungfu as ... Read more
More opportunities for staff and students at the University of Edinburgh to acquire a smattering of Chinese are on offer in the second series of lunchtime language sessions i introducing absolute beginners to the Chinese language. There are three standalone sessions running:
Useful Chinese Expressions
How to say Chinese Names
Chinese Character Appetiser
Each session is offered four times ... Read more
In a unique collaboration Glasgow’s Burrell Collection and Scotland’s oldest auction house, Lyon & Turnbull will work together in a two day fundraising event focusing on Chinese art – China Insight.
The programme on Saturday will feature specialist lectures and guided gallery tours, while the opportunity to bring artwork or antiques for evaluation is on offer ... Read more
Look out for Chaos and Contingency from Janis Claxton Dance in a unique site-specific performance at the National Museum of Scotland, on 23 and 24 March.
Four local JCD dancers are joined by four top contemporary dancers from China for this programme the music of which has been specially composed by Philip Pinsky. You can catch ... Read more
Event Date: 10/02/2013
The Year of the Snake begins on 10th February so come along to Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday between 11am and 3pm where the Confucius Institute for Scotland staff will run a number of themed arts and crafts workshops.
Learn your Chinese zodiac sign, get your name in Chinese calligraphy and make and decorate your ... Read more