Lectures Archive

  • Beyond Banning: How the West sees contemporary Chinese film – August 2008

    Event Date: 29/08/2008 In the seventh of the series of talks being run in conjunction with China: A Photographic Portrait, brought by the Confucius Institute to Edinburgh`s City Art Centre, Marc Cousins will present a vivid picture of perceptions of Chinese films in the West. Mark Cousins is a film writer, producer and director. He has received awards ... Read more
  • Culture/Subculture: China Music Now – August 2008

    Kimho Ip is a renowned composer, performer and intercultural artist from Hong Kong, who has received numerous awards and whose compositions have been performed in the UK and China. Drawing on his practical and theoretical expertise Kimho will present a vivid picture of the changing nature of the contemporary Chinese music scene with many audio-visual ... Read more
  • China Revealed: The Travels of Isabella Bird – August 2008

    Event Date: 22/08/2008 In the fifth of this series of lunchtime talks being run in conjuntion with China: A Photographic Portrait, at Edinburgh`s City Art Centre, David McClay presents an illustrated talk on the remarkable Victorian travel writer Isabella Bird. The intrepid and insightful Chinese journeys of the nineteenth century’s most famous lady traveller will be revealed through ... Read more
  • Behind the China Price – Lecture – October 2008

    Event Date: 18/10/2007 A massive shift in economic power is under way with China leading the world in manufacturing and export and with prices that undercut all competitors. But for the workers, what is the real cost of the Chinese economy ? `Behind the China Price: Capitalist Transformation, Work & Trade Unions in China` with guest Speaker ... Read more
  • Our History is Still Being Written – Lecture – October 2007

    Event Date: 19/10/2007 The evening will provide some fascinating cross-cultural history focusing as it does on the story of three Chinese -Cuban generals in the Cuban Revolution. Starting at 18.30 in Faculty Room South of the David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh, George Square the evening will include speakers, displays, stalls and refreshments. See PDF for full ... Read more
  • Lunchtime talks at City Art Centre – July 2008

    As part of the major exhibition China: A Photographic Portrait opening on 5 July at the City Art Centre, there will be a lunchtime lecture series. The exhibition, brought to the city by the Confucius Institute, will be complemented by a series of lunchtime lectures looking at modern China through the prism of film, art, literature, ... Read more
  • `How China thinks` guest lecture – May 2008

    Prof Liu Dong of Peking University will talk on `Principles of Uncertainties in the field of Chinese Studies` in Appleton Tower from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Doors will open at 5.30 and the lecture will begin at 6pm. Liu Dong is Professor in Comparative Literature at Peking University and one of China`s leading intellectuals who also engages in public debates. ... Read more
  • Faces of Confucius Lecture Series – April – July 2008

    A series of six public talks by internationally renowned Sinologists from universities in the USA, Europe and Asia organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland will take place in the Raeburn Room, Old College, Edinburgh over April, May and June. Lecture 1: Confucius Envy: The burden of the Chinese commentator to shape the sage Monday 14 April ... Read more