Lectures Archive

  • ‘Scots in Asia’ – 26 & 27 June
    Keynote: Sir Tom Devine

    This seminar explores the historical and contemporary experiences of Scots in Asia,  with a keynote lecture by Professor Emeritus, Sir Tom Devine and a range of  impressive speakers.  The keynote lecture from Sir Tom Devine entitled ‘Addicting the Dragon: China, Opium, and Scotland’ will be held in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical ... Read more
  • Prof Ban Wang: “Where have all the villages gone?” 4 June

    The fourth scholar in our Distinguished Lecture Series is Ban Wang, the William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and a board member of the Confucius Institute at Stanford University. Professor Wang is also the Yangtze River Chair Professor at East China Normal University. In addition to his research on Chinese and comparative literature, he has written on ... Read more
  • Will China Dominate the 21st Century? 6th May

    Join us on Wed 6th May 18.30-20.00 at the University of Edinburgh Business School when Jonathan Fenby will speak about his recent book of the same title, in which he outlines the challenges that China faces during its recent phase of spectacular growth. Biography Jonathan Fenby is former deputy editor of The Guardian 1988–1993; editor of The ... Read more
  • Zhang Longxi
    Distinguished Lecture 28 April

    The third distinguished scholar in our 2015 lecture series on China will be Professor Zhang Longxi, currently Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at City University of Hong Kong. ZHANG Longxi is a leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies. He holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught ... Read more
  • ‘Magical Metropolises’ 30 March:
    Chris Berry, King’s College

    A special guest lecture will take place from 5.30pm on Mon 30 March when Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London and a world-leading scholar on Chinese and East Asian cinema will visit and give a lecture entitled “Cao Fei’s ‘Magical Metropolises’ : Chinese Video Art and the City”. The urban sprawl of ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Teaching in Germany 3 March

    Dr Andreas Guder based in Freie Universität, Berlin where he is the Head of Chinese Language Study, is making a short visit to Edinburgh. Andreas also holds the post of Chairman of the Association of Chinese Teachers in German Speaking Countries (FaCh). His talk is entitled “Chinese as a Foreign Language in Germany: Institutions, Activities and ... Read more
  • David Shambaugh Distinguished Lecture 9 March

    David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His talk “China at the Crossroads? Major Reform Challenges” which is part of the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series, will take place on ... Read more
  • David Der-wei Wang 3 Feb

    The first distinguished scholar in our 2015 lecture series on China will be Prof David Der-wei Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University. As the Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature, David holds a joint appointment in Comparative Literature. He is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Sinica. ... Read more