Lectures Archive

  • Farmland for Farmers
    24 Nov 15 6.30pm

    We are delighted to welcome Dong Zhenghua, formerly Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Peking University and now Professor of Chu Hai College for Higher Education, Hong Kong as the sixth speaker in our Distinguished Lecture Series 2015. His talk is entitled Farmland for Farmers: Problems of Large-scale Enclosure of Farmland in China. Synopsis One key question in ... Read more
  • Prof Shen Dingli, Fudan University: 29 Oct 15-6pm

    As a distinguished scholar we are delighted to host Prof Shen Dingli, Deputy Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University to deliver a lecture on China’s Peaceful Rise: Challenges & Opportunities. Synopsis China’s rise certainly brings more opportunities to the world: increasing import of goods and services; and increasing export of tourist purchasing power, ... Read more
  • Rising China and Global Impact
    13 Nov 3.15pm

    Professor Tony Chan, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Asia’s No 1 University for three years in a row, will give a guest lecture on the topic of Rising China and Global Impact. Globalisation, which calls for responses from many different sectors and stakeholders around the world, brings opportunities along with challenges. As ... Read more
  • Chinese Studies Seminar Series
    Semester One

    This term the Chinese Studies seminar series features three visiting speakers on 21 October, 4 November and 18 November. All seminars will take place at 50 George Square from 15.00-17.00 in either G.05 or G.06.   The next lecture is on Wednesday 4 November. Wednesday 4 November G.05 : 17.00-19.00 Dr Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster) Happiness in recent ... Read more
  • “China & Europe”
    Lord Stephen Green:15th Oct

    Join us on Thursday 15th October when Lord Stephen Green, former chair of HSBC, will deliver a talk with the intriguing title “China and Europe, from Confucius and Aristotle till now: Old Histories, New Understandings”. What do China and Europe have in common? And what sets them apart? In this fascinating talk Lord Stephen Green fleshes ... Read more
  • “Chinese Rules” Tim Clissold
    29th Sept 15

    The latest book from Tim Clissold “Chinese Rules” intriguingly subtitled ‘Mao’s Dog, Deng’s Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China’ is an attempt to explain how China works. Join the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the China Britain Business Council at this late afternoon talk in which the author, known by the ... Read more
  • Spotlight Taiwan Lecture Series 27th Aug 15.00-17.00

    As part of the Spotlight Taiwan programme, Ang Li, one of the most prominent woman writers in Taiwan today will give a lecture on “Sex Food and Politics” on Thursday 27th August 15.00-17.00. In this lecture, she examines the intertwining of gender, food and politics, which continues to break new ground of literary reflection, creating a ... Read more
  • Michael Goedius 10 August
    Contemporary Chinese Art

    Michael Goedhuis, a world renowned expert on contemporary Chinese art, will offer his unique perspective on developments in this fascinating field in a evening event taking place in the University of Edinburgh on Monday 10th August with registration from 17.30 for the talk which will start at 18.00. The venue for this event is Lecture ... Read more