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  • Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series – 23 May 2018

    Join us for our next Distinguished Lectures on Wednesday 23 May to hear from Professor Rudolf G. Wagner from Heidelberg University and Professor Catherine Vance Yeh from Boston University. This event will run from 5pm-8:30pm and take place in Project Room, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH. The Global Context of a Modern Chinese Quandary: Doubting or Trusting the Records of ... Read more
  • History of Art Lecture

    The Dragon-Boat Race Paintings of Song and Yuan Dynasties — Searching for The Dragon-Boat Race in The West Lake Attributed to Zhang Zeduan 宋元龙舟题材绘画研究—以寻找张择端《西湖争标图》卷为例 Time: Monday 28th May 2018, 15:00-17:00 Venue: Hunter Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF This lecture aims to reconstruct the influence of Northern Song painter Zhang Zeduan, the ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Summer Courses 2 July to 2 August 2018

    This summer we are offering both Day and Evening classes from 2 July to 2 August 2018. Students can choose between a concentrated intensive period of study for a week or two or take a more leisurely approach to learning Chinese. For existing students and language learners keen to maintain or refresh their knowledge we are ... Read more
  • Evening Chinese Calligraphy course – Wednesday 2 May

    Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The five week course runs on 2, 16, 23, 30 May and 6 June and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials ... Read more
  • Chinese Brush Painting – Animal from Thursday 3 May

    Below is information on the next Thursday morning five week Brush Painting class running from 3 May from 10.00-12.30 at Abden House, Confucius Institute for Scotland. This course will run on 3, 17, 24, 31 May and 7 June. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of animals. This course will introduce the ... Read more
  • Hanban Confucius Institute Scholarships – 2018

    This year, thanks to our sponsoring agency, Hanban, we are pleased to offer a number of Confucius Institute Scholarships.  There are five options. One Semester Scholarships One Academic Year Scholarships Master`s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Four-week scholarships Recipients of full scholarships are exempt from ... Read more
  • Chinese for Travellers 5 weeks daytime course from 24 April

    This term, as well as our usual evening class programme we will offer a short daytime class running on Tuesday mornings for 2.5 hrs for five weeks. This is an introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who are planning to visit China for tourism ... Read more
  • Spring Term Classes start w/b 23 April 2018

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for the general public to enjoy learning Chinese. Our Spring 2018 courses will start week beginning 23 April, and booking for these classes is now open.  With a choice of classes for complete beginners – including a day time 5 weeks course – Chinese for Travellers aka Survival Chinese – we ... Read more
  • Free: Chinese Films on Fridays Jan-April 2018

    Join us if you can for the regular programme of Chinese Films on Friday.  All films screened have sub-titles.  Viewing from 2pm-Screening Room, Room G04,  No 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LH. Our Free Films on Friday programme is curated by Chinese Studies senior lecturer Dr Julian Ward whose core specialism is in Chinese literature and ... Read more
  • Vacancy: Confucius Institute General Manager

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is currently seeking a new General Manager. Vacancy details can be found on University of Edinburgh website. Closing date of the vacancy is 23 April 2018.       Read more