Cultural Events Archive

  • From Shanghai w Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition 25/26 Aug 2017

    For full details visit our microsite www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/qipao 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
  • Dialogue with Emperor Qin’s Warriors: 3-30 June Summerhall

    A stunning exhibition of 31 contemporary sculptures from Europe and China is on its way to Edinburgh. From 3-30 June 2017, Dialogue with Emperor Qin’s Warriors will be on display in Summerhall’s Church Galleries in Hope Park Terrace. A few of the larger sculptures will be found around Summerhall with four sculptures in residence at Edinburgh ... Read more
  • Contemporary Chinese Fashion: 14 June 6pm

    Dr Vera Bai is a graduate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she achieved her MA and PhD in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing.  She is a lecturer in fashion design in Shanghai International College of Fashion, Donghua University.  Prior to joining one of China’s leading Fashion Colleges, she worked in the Hong Kong ... Read more
  • Kunqu Opera performance
    10 June 2pm

    The Scotland China Association which is now entering its 51st year is holding its AGM at Abden House on the morning of Saturday 10th June. After the member’s lunch there will be a short performance of Kunqu Opera by Yanmei Wu, who is the co-founder of the Chinese Opera Association Scotland, will perform a short excerpt ... Read more
  • Shanghai Story: Traditions and Modernity: 26 April 2pm

    Join us on Wed 26th April at 2pm when we host a high profile cultural delegation from Shanghai who will present two very different aspects of Chinese culture. Our first speaker, Shi Dawai will consider the tradition and evolution of Chinese painting arts over the centuries and the vision for its future development. Our second speaker Wang ... Read more