Lectures Archive

  • 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
  • Henry Tillman: Financing China’s Belt & Road Initiative 3 Oct

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China since the building of the Great Wall.  In advance of our two day conference focusing on BRI, join us to develop an overview of the financing ... Read more
  • Contemporary Chinese Fashion: 14 June 6pm

    Dr Vera Bai is a graduate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she achieved her MA and PhD in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing.  She is a lecturer in fashion design in Shanghai International College of Fashion, Donghua University.  Prior to joining one of China’s leading Fashion Colleges, she worked in the Hong Kong ... Read more