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  • Memory on Fabric – Textiles of Revolutionary China, 25-29 Sept

    Following up on our spectacular exhibition “Poster Art of Modern China, 1913-1997” in 2014, we are proud to bring back Yang Peiming, Director of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre to present his unique collections of Textiles of Revolutionary China to Edinburgh. This exhibition presents a unique perspective and an intimate window into everyday Chinese life ... Read more
  • Real Music / Friday Lunchtime Tours – 20 Sept @ 12.30pm

    Date and Time: 12.30, 20 September 2019 Location: Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh. EH8 9YL Free Admission – no booking required Professor Natascha Gentz is Chair of Chinese Studies and founding Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Considering the ideas put forwards in Samson Young’s The world falls apart into facts, 2019, Natascha will ... Read more
  • Autumn Term Classes start from 30 Sept.

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our Autumn 2019 courses will start week beginning 30 September and booking for these classes is now open. All classes take place on the Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus sitting in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat. You can download a ... Read more
  • From Shanghai with Love:
    23 and 24 August 2019

    After the sold-out success of 2017 and 2018, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return to the Edinburgh Fringe for the third time. Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th August for this combined exhibition and fashion show. Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying Qipao fashion, ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – one day workshop on Saturday 27 July

    Discover the fascinating art of Chinese Brush Painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people with painting experience who have never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. ... Read more
  • Chinese films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is delighted to be sponsoring Chinese film screenings at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Up the Mountain Part of the Documentaries Strand A portrait of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, Shen moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Summer Courses – 1 July to 1 August

    This summer we are offering both Day and Evening classes from 1 July to 1 August 2019.  Our diverse programme of evening and day time classes aims to give a wide array of opportunities to start to learn Chinese! In addition to our usual language programme, we will offer two weeks of intensive HSK revision ... Read more
  • Daytime Brush Painting-Bird & flowers 20.06 – 18.07

    Birds and flowers were often used as decorative elements in Chinese pottery, screens and utensils. From the Tang dynasty, during the 8th and 9th centuries, and until today, birds and flowers painting is a special school within Chinese brush painting that has remained widely popular for centuries. This course will start by introducing the history of ... Read more
  • Chinese Calligraphy – one day workshop on Saturday 6 July

    Chinese calligraphy is one of the earliest and most important visual art forms in China. As a practice, Chinese calligraphy is a calm, relaxing and meditative process, which benefits our well-being and leads to longevity. By controlling the special soft brush with a sharp point, Chinese brush painting is not only a mental exercise, but ... Read more
  • Vacancy: Confucius Institute for Scotland General Manager

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is currently seeking a new General Manager. Vacancy details can be found here. Closing Date:21 MAY 2019  at 5pm.       Read more