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  • Vacancy: Chinese Language Assistant at Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh

    Asian Studies, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures in the University of Edinburgh, seeks to appoint two Language Assistants in Chinese. Check details HERE. Read more
  • Daytime Brush Painting-Winter Landscape 21.11 – 12.12

    ‘The unique China landscape painting developed more than a thousand years ago, and brought to perfection by generations of master painters.’ Landscape, Shan Shui, literally translated as ‘mountain and water’, is one of the most popular subjects in Chinese brush painting. This 4 week course will start with introducing the history of Chinese landscape painting then ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – one day workshop on Saturday 23 November

    Bamboo has significant culture importance in China and other East Asian countries, represents good character of real gentleman and nobles. The traditional of bamboo and orchid painting had been around for many centuries and some techniques had been used for over 1000 years. This one day workshop will start with introducing the history of Chinese bamboo ... Read more
  • Strange Tales (聊斋), Traverse Theatre, 30 Nov – 21 Dec 2019

    When wind and snow fill the sky and the fire has grown cold, relight the coals, warm the wine and turn up the wick of the lamp. We enter these tales in the shadows of night, but hopefully emerge into daylight. Strange Tales is presented by theatre company Grid Iron in co-production with the Traverse Theatre ... Read more
  • Winter Term Classes start from 27 Jan 2020

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our Winter 2020 courses will start week beginning 27 January  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 ... Read more
  • HSK and HSKK exam 30 November 2019

    Registration is now open for the November HSK and HSKK Exam Diet.  The registration deadline for the offline HSK exams and HSKK exams is Thursday 31 October.  The HSK online exam has a later deadline of Thursday 14 November 2019. For more information on the HSK and HSKK and to register please visit our main HSK page here. Read more
  • Special Lectures on Chinese Art – 28 & 29 Oct

    Professor Jing Lyu | Fudan University, Shanghai Lecture 1: Retrieving the Glory of Lacquerware in Ancient China 28 Oct 2019 16:30-17:30 | Seminar Room A, Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art Lecture 2: Between Innovation and Tradition: Xiaojiaochang New Year Prints in Shanghai 29 Oct 2019 11:10-13:00 | Seminar Room C, Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art Jing Lyu (吕静) ... Read more
  • Chinese Film Documentary IV: The Next Life + A Second Child on 11 November

    Fan Jian is a documentarian who focuses on Chinese social issues through character-driven storytelling. He has directed six feature-length documentary films, most recently Still Tomorrow, winner of a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2016. His films The Next Life (2011) follows a working-class couple lost their only child in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. When the ... Read more
  • Metamorphosis of a Butterfly: Xiyadie’s Queer Papercutting Art, 16 Oct @4-6pm

    Date and Time: Wednesday, 16 Oct, 4 – 6 pm Location: 50 George Square, Project Room (1.06), University of Edinburgh Celebrated as ‘China’s Tom of Finland’, Xiyadie is probably one of the best-known queer artists living in China today. His identity as a gay man from rural China and his method of using the Chinese folk art of papercutting ... Read more
  • My World in War and Revolution-16 Oct @6-8pm

    Location: The Playfair Library Hall, Old College, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9YL Date and Time: 16 Oct, 2019. 1800-2000 Each year the University hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by Professors or Chairs newly appointed by the University. The speakers give an illuminating overview of their contribution to their field. In both the East and the West the diaries ... Read more