Lectures Archive

  • In a Data-Driven World, Good Governance Means Good Data Governance-Chen Liming 14.03

    We are honoured to have Chen Liming, Chair of IBM Greater China and Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh to open this year’s Business Lecture Series – Belt & Road Initiative. As developing countries industrialize, they can learn from the experience of other countries and implement high-tech solutions to ensure a more efficient, sustainable, and ... Read more
  • Asian Studies Seminar: Philip Clart, 12 February 2019, 6-8pm

    The second Asian studies seminar series of this semester take place on Tuesday 12 February in Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9JU In the Taiwanese context, divination refers to a set of different techniques for obtaining supernaturally sourced knowledge, ranging from simple yes and no answers revealed by the dropping of so-called divination blocks to ... Read more
  • The Chinese Common Reader: Joan Judge 15 Feb 2018 6pm

    In Search of the Chinese Common Reader: Usuable Knowledge & Wondrous Ignorance in the Age of Global Science How did late Qing and Republican Chinese common readers understand science, illness, and the natural world? To what extent did new concepts introduced into China from the mid-to late-19th century become integrated into the everyday lives of poorer ... Read more
  • Changes in China-The Fudan Lectures: Thurs 9 Nov 6pm

    Join us to hear from two visiting professors from our Confucius Institute partner, Fudan University.  Each speaker will reflect on the impact of different aspects of recent changes in China on the wider society and economy. An outline synopsis from each speaker is below. This event will take place in the UoE Business School.  You can book your ... Read more
  • 50 Shades of Grey: ‘Smog Art’ in China Tues 30 Jan 6pm

    This presentation will examine societal responses to air pollution in China through a discussion of ‘smog art’. Key Information Speaker: Thomas Johnson (Lecturer, University of Sheffield) 50 Shades of Grey: The Emergence of ‘Smog Art’ in China Tuesday, 30 January, 6-8 pm 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh SYNOPSIS Smog art, which refers to artwork that engages with the issue of severe ... Read more
  • The Future in East Asia, Pacific & Beyond: 20 Oct 6pm-8pm

    Join us for an evening comprising four short lectures and a panel discussion by notable speakers followed by a drinks reception. In this event presented in partnership with the Worldwide Support for Development, we hope to show how Chinese and Japanese views of the future have had and will further have tremendous impact on the ... Read more
  • Alibaba, Tencent & China’s Data Tech Revolution 12 Oct 6pm

    Join us for a ringside view of how the internet and entrepreneurship in China have created global success stories such as the phenomenon that is Alibaba, and Tencent, China’s massively successful value-added ISP and developer of WeChat. Our guide to this fascinating topic is Duncan Clark, OBE and Chairman of BDA, China, an investment consultancy company founded in ... Read more
  • Prof Chris Rea: the Chinese Swindle Story 6 Oct 16.30

    Join us on Friday 6th October at 16.30 when Associate Professor Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, considers The Art of Ingenuity: A Brief History of the Chinese Swindle Story. Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the ... Read more