Lectures Archive

  • Adam Dupre – China/Scotland:the Global Context – June 2012

    Event Date: 26/04/2012 Join us for the first lecture in the Spring 2012 Business Lecture Series on China. The lecture series aims to deliver awareness and stimulate debate on Scotland and Scottish business engagement with China.Over a series of lectures in spring and autumn 2012 the global context in which the Scotland-China business relationship needs to be ... Read more
  • Business Lecture Series – April – June 2012

    Join us at one or more of our five spring lectures to hear from leading business figures each with decades of China experience whose insightful talks will provide insights into the dynamics of engaging with China. Full details and booking can be found at www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/csw 26 April – Adam Dupre of China Company Research Services will ... Read more
  • Chinese Writers in Conversation – April 2012

    Fresh from the London Book Fair, Annie Baobei and Xu Zechen two of China’s most talked about and widely read contemporary authors will spend an evening in conversation with Alan Bissett, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year 2011. Read more
  • Guest Lecture: Chinese Media since 1949 – March 2012

    Join us on Thursday 29 March for an early evening lecture by Prof Stephanie Donald whose talk focuses on field research into media memories of older people in PRC pre 1949. LECTURE SYNOPSIS The research is based on an earlier project in the 1960s/70s which considered the role of the political poster. Working with Renmin University and ... Read more
  • Calligraphy and Beyond – November 2011

    A special guest lecture by Antje Richter from the University of Colorado will examine the letters of Wang Xizhi in both form and content on Wed 30 Nov from 6pm. Whilst famous for the beauty of the calligraphy, Prof Richter will consider more fully the content of this unique corpus of early medieval epistolary texts. ABSTRACT The scholar-official ... Read more
  • On the Eve of 1911 Revolution – October 2011

    Join us at on Thursday 27 Oct for an exploration of the historical-political arena of Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionary attempt, the role of the new elites and the historical context leading up to October 10th, 1911 when Associate Professor Jia Jane SI from Fudan University will present this lunchtime talk till 3pm including Q&A. No booking ... Read more
  • Rising China and Global Justice – October 2011

    Join us on Tues 25 Oct when Ian Holliday, professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong delivers a seminar entitled `Rising China and Global Justice`. Professor Holliday`s research focuses on Burma/Myanmar: issues of political development and reform inside the country, and issues of political engagement confronting actors in ... Read more
  • China Modern: Literary perspectives on the 1911 Revolution – September 2011

    Join us to hear two eminent speakers from Tsinghua University and Harvard University present insights into the 1911 Revolution via literary analysis. Taking place in the Playfair Library from 5.30pm-7.15pm followed by a drinks reception on Tsinghau`s Professor WANG Hui and Harvard`s Professor David Der-wei Wang will speak on the topics below: Professor WANG Hui: Six ... Read more