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  • The China-Scotland Business Awards and Chinese Burns Supper 2021

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is working with the China Britain Business Council Scotland once again this year on the unique Chinese Burns Supper event where we celebrate the two cultures and heritages together. Although we have to celebrate the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns and Chinese New Year virtually this year, we hope this opportunity ...
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  • Winter Term Classes Starts From 25 January 2021

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our winter 2021 courses will start week beginning 25 January and booking for these classes is now open. All winter classes will be delivered remotely using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been ...
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  • 5 Week Landscape Brush Painting Class – Starts 19 January 2021

    This class will be delivered digitally using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been set per group – so space is very limited! Please note bookings will close 7 days before the term start date. ‘The unique style of Chinese landscape painting was developed more than a thousand years ...
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  • 5 Week Calligraphy Class – Starts 20 January 2021

    This class will be delivered digitally using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been set per group – so space is very limited! Please note bookings will close 7 days before the term start date. This five week course takes place on Wednesday mornings from 20 January to 17 ...
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  • Award Celebrates Scotland-China Partnership

    The Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries (DECCI) – which is hosted by Edinburgh’s Confucius Institute and Donghua University’s Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation (SCF) – has won the China-Britain Business Council’s Innovators in Education award. Watch below interview with our director Professor Natascha Gentz to learn more about the work DECCI does between Scotland ...
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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19): Important Announcement

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland campus is temporarily closed from Friday 20 March 2020 to students and public due to the outbreak of COVID-19. All 2021 Winter classes are running remotely using the online platform Zoom. Our administrative team is working from home. Please contact us by email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk if you have any enquiry. If you ...
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  • Office Closure Christmas and New Year 2020/21

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh will be closed from Friday 18 December and reopen on Wednesday 6 January 2021.  We send best wishes for the festive season to all our students and friends and we look forward to seeing you in 2021. Classes will start again from week beginning 25 January ...
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  • Online HSK (Home Edition) Exams 12 December 2020

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is offering interested candidates new opportunities to take the HSK Chinese language proficiency exams online at home. The Online HSK (Home Edition) Exams will take place on 12 December 2020. If you are interested in sitting this exam, please read the following instructions carefully and register for the exam by ...
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  • Chinese Science Fiction as World Literature: 21 Oct, 2-4pm

    You are warmly invited to the next Asian Studies seminar, a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Chinese Science Fiction as World Literature.” The event will be taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 21 Oct, 2-4 pm (UK time). All are warmly welcome to join a discussion with the acclaimed authors and leading scholars in ...
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  • Lecture on Chinese studies on digital humanities: 11 Nov, 2-3PM

    A Distant Exploration of Literary Writings and Historical Documents in Classical Chinese Date and Time: 11 Nov, Wednesday, 2-3 pm Speaker: Prof Chao-lin Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Chair: Dr Christopher Rosenmeier, University of Edinburgh Zoom link for registration: https://ed-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqduCqpjsiHNO2QW8Fvp0ktYATr0H3MAuy Abstract: We design and employ software to analyze the contents of literary writings and historical documents. In the burgeoning stage of digital humanities in Taiwan, relatively ...
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