Cultural Events Archive

  • Chinese shows at Edinburgh’s Festivals

    Edinburgh’s 2015 Festivals feature a  wide range of shows from China. We hope our list is comprehensive. Let us know if we are missing any shows!  And if you only see one of these shows please make sure it is the first on the list from SOAS graduate Louise Reay whose Fringe debut is sponsored ... Read more
  • Spotlight Taiwan Lecture Series 27th Aug 15.00-17.00

    As part of the Spotlight Taiwan programme, Ang Li, one of the most prominent woman writers in Taiwan today will give a lecture on “Sex Food and Politics” on Thursday 27th August 15.00-17.00. In this lecture, she examines the intertwining of gender, food and politics, which continues to break new ground of literary reflection, creating a ... Read more
  • Michael Goedius 10 August
    Contemporary Chinese Art

    Michael Goedhuis, a world renowned expert on contemporary Chinese art, will offer his unique perspective on developments in this fascinating field in a evening event taking place in the University of Edinburgh on Monday 10th August with registration from 17.30 for the talk which will start at 18.00. The venue for this event is Lecture ... Read more
  • ‘Magical Metropolises’ 30 March:
    Chris Berry, King’s College

    A special guest lecture will take place from 5.30pm on Mon 30 March when Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London and a world-leading scholar on Chinese and East Asian cinema will visit and give a lecture entitled “Cao Fei’s ‘Magical Metropolises’ : Chinese Video Art and the City”. The urban sprawl of ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year Party

    Join us in Abden House when the Confucius Institute for Scotland hosts its open house party to mark the arrival of the Year of the Goat(or Sheep or Ram) from 6pm-9pm on Friday 20th February 2015. This year as well as the ever popular games sessions, there will be the chance to enjoy or take part ... Read more
  • Browse & Borrow

    Discover more about China through our “browse & borrow” programme. From the classic literary masterpiece “A Dream of Red Mansions” to contemporary work by authors such as Nobel prize winner MO Yan or contemporary author YAN Geling our library holds a wide range of dual language novels, as well as non-fiction books on arts, architecture, ... Read more
  • China Now in Scotland

    The Institute was commissioned by the Scottish government to co-ordinate, brand and market a ten month nationwide festival in the year of the Beijing Olympics. From the classroom to the boardroom, in galleries and gardens, on theatres and on the streets, the programme stretched from Orkney to Galashiels. Launched by then First Minister Alex Salmond at the ... Read more
  • Poster Art of Modern China

    Early summer 2014 saw the Institute bring a large exhibition on Poster Art of Modern China to the city for five weeks. Comprising over 100 original Chinese art posters covering the period 1913-1997 on loan from the Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai, the carefully curated selection covered the full history of this art form ranging ... Read more