Lectures Archive

  • Lecture Podcast: Prof Qin Hui, Tsinghua

    For those who missed the February 2016 Distinguished Lecture by Professor Qin Hui, Tsinghua University on Confucian Values and English Constitutional Monarchy: Historical Routes of China’s Modernization we are pleased to provide this podcast. When “cultural differences” and “civilizational clashes” are popular discourses in our intellectual thinking today, it is hard to imagine Confucian values ... Read more
  • Distinguished Lecture: Yuri Pines 17 March 6pm

    Empire without Emperors? Rethinking aspects of China’s “modernization” China’s republican revolution of 1911 is overwhelmingly considered— notwithstanding ongoing debates over its nature, course, and outcomes—a necessary and positive step on the country’s path toward social and political “modernization.” Yet if viewed in the context of traditional Chinese political culture, the haphazard abolition of the millennia-old monarchic form ... Read more
  • Low Carbon Development, China 22 March 2016

    Dr Yong Geng, Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University will visit Edinburgh and deliver a morning lecture on 22 March 2016 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Dean Geng will briefly present the key findings of his research in the area of circular economy and low ... Read more
  • Asian Studies Seminar Series 2nd March

    The second of the three Chinese Studies Research Seminars will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 in David Hume Tower, LG.08 from 17.00-19.00 Dr Sabrina Yu (Newcastle University) Going Back to the Hometown: A New Root-searching Movement in Contemporary Chinese Independent Cinema It has been critically recognised that there was a root-searching movement in the ... Read more
  • Distinguished Lecture Prof Qin Hui, Tsinghua, 10 Feb 6pm

    Join us for the opening lecture in our 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series when prominent public intellectual Prof Qin Hui of Tsinghua University will consider “Chinese Culture and its Modernisation”. Confucian Values and British Constitutional Monarchy: Historical Routes of China’s Modernization When “cultural differences” and “civilizational clashes” are popular discourses in our intellectual thinking today, it is hard to ... Read more
  • Chinese Studies Seminar Series 27 Jan 16

    This semester there are three Chinese Studies seminars planned the first of which will take on Wed 27th January January 27 17:00-19.00 Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield) Visual Histories of a Northern City: In Search of a People’s Past This talk will take place in the University of Edinburgh 50 George Square, Lecture RoomG.02. The second talk of this ... Read more
  • Listen again or catch up
    2015 lecture podcasts

    Here on this page you will find a number of podcasts and videos of previous events run by our Institute.  Lord Green: October 2015 China & Europe Steven Green,  former chair of HSBC has a career spanning almost five decades. In this talk he compares and contrasts Europe and China from Confucius to Aristotle to the present ... Read more
  • China-A Science & Technology Superpower? 25 Nov 3.30pm

    Join us when Prof Erik Baark from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology poses the question China – A Science & Technology Superpower? With the rapid growth of Chinese investments in science and technology, and the expansion of outputs in terms of scientific articles, patents, and technological capabilities, some observers have predicted that China is ... Read more