Cultural Events Archive

  • Five Week Calligraphy Course January 2018

    Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The five week course starts on 23 January and runs to 20 February and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – Birds and Flowers Jan 2018

    In the winter term, apart from our regular evening calligraphy class, we will also run a 5 week day time Chinese brush painting class starts from 24 January 2018 from 10am – 12.30pm. Birds and flowers painting were often used as decorative elements in pottery, appeared in screens and utensils. From Tang dynasty around the 8th and 9th centuries in China until ... Read more
  • Chinese Films On Friday
    Oct-Dec 2017 2pm

    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 Autumn Term SEPT-DEC 2017 Film DATE China in Revolution 1911-1936 (Documentary) Labourer’s Love (Zhang Shichuan, 1922) Friday 22 September China in Revolution 1937-1949 (Documentary) The Dream of the Western Chamber (Hou Yao, 1927) Friday ... 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
  • From Shanghai w Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition 25/26 Aug 2017

    For full details visit our microsite Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 25th or Saturday 26th August for a this combined exhibition and fashion show.  Discover elegant, enduring and evolving Qipao fashion, Shanghai Style, through the ages and into the future. Our Exhibition features Qipao from 1840’s-1940’s – the late Qing Dynasty ... Read more
  • China, Taiwan and Hong Kong @ Fringe 2017

    Once again there is a wide array of artists, performers, and shows from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.  We highly recommend the first two listings (which are our own projects) but encourage you to scroll on through our date order listings to discover music, theatre, dance, puppetry, spoken word, circus ... Read more
  • Liu Zhenyun: Book Festival and Filmhouse 12 & 13 Aug 2017

    One of China’s foremost novelists, Liu Zhenyun, winner of the Mao Dun prize for Chinese fiction, will make two appearances in Edinburgh this August. The first opportunity to hear from him is on the opening day of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 12th August at 12.15. Liu Zhenyun’s work reflects on aspects of China’s newly urbanised ... Read more
  • From Shore to Shore, Saigon Saigon, 8 June 7pm

    Three stories, three lives, three journeys to find a place to call home.  Join us for the Edinburgh leg of this nationwide site specific touring programme. Cheung Wing is escaping from war, Mei Lan’s had enough of the potato peeler and Yi Di wants the impossible; her parents’ approval. Award-winning writer, Mary Cooper, with multilingual collaborator, M.W. ... Read more