Community Archive

  • Chinese New Year celebrations! – January 2012

    As the Year of the Dragon approaches plans are being finalised for a number of celebration events which offer you a wealth of ways to mark Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival. CHINESE NEW YEAR PROGRAMME at Edinburgh Zoo 21/22 January 2012 With the two most famous Chinese visitors now happily ensconsed in Edinburgh Zoo, a ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year in Schools – February 2011

    February, being Chinese New Year period is a month when demand for China Days are at their peak. Many schools use the combination of the half term break and the Chinese New Year to fit in some non-curricular activities. The Institute is organising a number of China Days for Confucius Classrooms in February. Read more
  • If you go down to the Gyle today….

    This half term week at the Gyle, you will have the chance to meet Edinburgh Zoo`s large and cuddly Giant Panda mascots! Stop by the Confucius Institute activity area where there are activities for kids and info for adults including Dot-to-dot panda pictures with Chinese numbers How to draw bamboo How to write the Chinese character for `bamboo` Get your ... Read more
  • Year of the Rabbit-New Year Party – February 2011

    The annual Spring Festival party on Friday 4 February was a huge success and this year, there were enough jiaozi for everyone! The celebrations saw over 200 Chinese and western friends congregate to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit wherethe entertainment, games, Mah-jong, Chinese chess and of course, the ever popular Karaoke ensured a lively atmosphere ... Read more
  • Year of the Tiger – New Year Party – February 2010

    Friday 12 February will see the doors open at 6-30pm for the Confucius Institute`s annual Spring Festival Party when Abden House will have an Open House event with the opportunity for you to try your hand at mah-jong, Chinese chess and of course, the ever popular Karaoke! A full programme of entertainment is planned and ... Read more
  • Spring Festival Party – January 2009

    Doors open at 6-30pm for the Confucius Institute`s annual Spring Festival Party on Friday, 30 January, when Abden House will have an Open House event with the opportunity for you to try your hand at mah-jong, Chinese chess and of course, the ever popular Karaoke! Drinks and snacks will be provided and you are welcome ... Read more
  • Anniversary Party and Book Launch

    To celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in its Abden House HQ, a celebration took place at which the latest edition of the Edinburgh Review, focused on China, was launched. Director of the Institute, Professor Natascha Gentz, welcomed everyone with a brief speech and overview of the year passed. ... Read more
  • 100 Full Scholarships to China offered

    30 March is the deadline set for submission of applications for full scholarships to China for the academic year 2008-09. Scholarships are available to non Chinese speakers as well as those who have some ability in Mandarin. This comprehensive programme invites applications in all disciplines and at various levels. This is the second year of the ... Read more