For the third year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness, there are two opportunities to discover China of this era.
Wednesday 21 March 2018: 14.00-15.30
In search of the modern marriage:
Chinese silent ... Read more
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.
Our Free Films on Friday programme is curated by Chinese Studies senior lecturer Dr Julian Ward whose core specialism is in Chinese literature and ... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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