Cultural Events Archive

  • Chinese Independent Doc. Films
    Xu Xing 26-27 May

    Xu Xing: History, Memory & Legacy Tracing Vestiges of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) This year our second programme of truly remarkable cutting-edge, independent, documentary filmmaking from China including screenings of films rarely shown & with the opportunity for discussions with the director features the award winning novelist and film maker Xu Xing. Download the Full Programme ... Read more
  • 5 week/10 hour Calligraphy Course-with Chinese Proverbs: from 10 May

    Take the chance to try your hand at the ancient Chinese arts of calligraphy and brush painting in a short five week/10 hour course taught by the Institute’s well known calligraphy teacher Chi Zhang. Running every Tuesday evening from 10 May till 7 June this short course, focusing on Chinese characters, will introduce common techniques related to Chinese ... Read more
  • Win a trip to Shanghai in Writing/Photography Contest

    Have you been to China? Did you visit Shanghai?  Even if you have only read a book about Shanghai or China, you can still can take part in a writing or photography contest to win a trip to China. Shanghai Get Together is the 4th Writing and Photography Contest run by Shanghai Library which offers first ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year celebrations for Year of the Monkey

    As the Year of the Monkey approaches celebrations are being planned around the world. This 15 day festival starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar month and ends 15 days later with the Full Moon.  In China, the festival is really all about family but with such a large diaspora ... Read more
  • Fudan University Discovery Day:
    29 Oct 1pm-3.30pm

    Partner of the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Fudan University is based in one of China’s most vibrant cities – Shanghai. Find out more about Fudan University – and its network of Confucius Institutes – by dropping into the Project Room at 50 George Square on Thursday 29th October 1.00-3.30pm.  And join us for a special distinguished ... Read more
  • Shanghai Theatre Academy: Chinese Opera & Folk Music

    Heriot-Watt University is the venue for an evening of Chinese dance, music and opera on Saturday 26th September from 6-8pm.  Performances will feature Beijing and Kungqu Opera as well as Folk Music. Highlights will include a Beijing opera solo dance using silk ribbons ‘Celestial Maid Scattering Flowers‘ and from the Kungqu Opera tradition ‘Borrowing Fan’ ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute Day
    George Square 24 Sept

    Drop into our Chinese pop-up Tea House to enjoy a taste of China in George Square on Thursday 24th Sept.  Look out for the red & white tent on the corner of George Square near David Hume Tower.  A full day programme of performances and workshops is arranged including music, dance, calligraphy, and kungfu as ... Read more
  • Calligraphy at Edinburgh Castle

    Calligraphy students from the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s classes, can this year see the work of their class tutor, artist Chi Zhang, projected onto the walls of Edinburgh Castle. Augmenting the China presence at this year’s Tattoo were members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army along with dancers and dragons. Topping it all was a stunning ... Read more