Cultural Events Archive

  • Four week Chinese Calligraphy Course
    Tuesday evenings from 10 October 2017

    Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The four week course starts on 10 Oct and runs to 7 Nov (no class on 24 Oct) and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be ... Read more
  • Brush Painting:Bamboo & Trees 28 April-5 wks10.30-12.30

    Below is information on the next Friday morning five week Brush Painting class running in April and May. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of bamboo and trees. This course runs every Friday morning from 28 April to 26 May 2017 from 10:30 – 12:30. Bamboo has significant culture importance ... Read more
  • Chinese Silent Films, Bo’ness Hippodrome: 23 & 25 March

    For the second 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, the programme running on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd March focuses exclusively on China. Additionally, on Saturday ... Read more
  • China Quick-Fix Talk 19 Jan 2017 18.00 – Dr Bill Aitchison

    Join us for this talk which considers a less visible aspect of China’s development. China Quick-Fix is a talk and slide show that offers a special opportunity to see a less well known side of China up close and in the company of artist Bill Aitchison. Bill Aitchison has spent the last three years ... Read more
  • Panoramas and Portraits:
    1860’s China

    The University library has recently carried out an extensive digitisation project of a superb volume of photographs many of which are from Lord Elgin’s 1860’s military campaign in China.  The majority of these images were taken by Felice Beato, the famous war photographer. The album from which these images are taken is a large, fairly ornate ... Read more
  • Chinese Film Screening
    ‘The World’ – 24 March 2pm

    Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday.  All films screened have sub-titles.  Viewing is from 2pm in the Screening Room, Room G04 at No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH  The next screening will be on Friday 24 March with ‘The World’ (Jia Zhangke, 2006) which scored ... Read more
  • Welcome to the expanded Confucius Campus

    Welcome to the expanded Confucius Campus On Monday 19th Sept the Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the award of Model Institute status with the official opening of two additional buildings creating the first Confucius Campus in the world – download our campus map. The New Buildings Located only a few hundred metres from Abden House, home of ... Read more
  • Cabinet Secretary visits Confucius Campus

    Institute Director, Professor Natascha Gentz was delighted to welcome Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs to the Confucius Campus for a meeting attended also by Vice Principal Professor Charlie Jeffrey along with co-director Dr Jin Ri.   The opportunity to show her around the recently expanded facilities just three days after the campus’s ... Read more