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  • From Shanghai with Love:
    Fashion Show/Exhibition 24-25.08

    After the sold-out success of 2017, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return Edinburgh Fringe this year. Join us in the stunning Playfair Library on either Friday 24th or Saturday 25th August for this combined exhibition and fashion show.  Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying Qipao fashion, Shanghai Style, through the ages and ... Read more
  • Yan Lianke-A Master of Chinese Literature, Book Festival 27.08

    One of China’s renowned novelists, Yan Lianke, winner of the two of China’s most prestigious literary honors, the Lu Xun and the Lao She prizes, will make appearance in Edinburgh this August. Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize three times, Beijing-based writer Yan Lianke makes Edinburgh his first UK festival visit, launching The Day the ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Summer School Week 2 – Beginners 2

    This course is designed for those who have either completed the previous Summer School Chinese language Beginners 1 or have acquired a similar level of proficiency. Students will learn more measure words and attributive adjectives, both of which can enable students to compose longer sentences. With the learning of expressions regarding calendar and clock times, students ... Read more
  • Twice Weekly Chinese for Beginners

    This course for complete beginners of Chinese, is an introduction to the Chinese pronunciation and writing systems. Basic listening and speaking skills are emphasized along with the study of pinyin, the official Romanisation system for Standard Chinese (普通话, Pŭtōnghuà, literally ‘common speech’) in mainland China. On completion of this 5-week intensive course (two 2-hour classes ... Read more
  • Easy Chinese

    An introductory course for learners who have no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. It is designed for those who want a short focused introduction to Chinese language learning. Running for 12.5 hours over 5 weeks, this course takes learners through basic expressions needed in typical conversational situations. Pronunciation and communicative practice will be the ... Read more
  • Study Clinic

    Students are invited to enrol for 5 study clinics. These are not formal classes. Attendees will be grouped based on abilities. Each group will be led by a senior teacher. As well as revision of previous learning via conversational practice, the clinics will allow for discussion on any areas of difficulty identified by the group ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Summer School Week 1 – Beginners 1

    This course is designed for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese language. Basic listening and speaking skills are emphasized along with the study of pinyin, the official Romanisation system for Standard Chinese (普通话, Pŭtōnghuà, literally ‘common speech’) in mainland China. By the end of 25 hours of intensive learning over one week, ... 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 Character Introductory Course

    This 5-week Chinese character introductory course is designed for beginners with an interest in visualizing and memorizing Chinese characters. The course is taught in English. By the end of the course students should be able to understand: how Chinese characters have been evolved through the history the structure of Chinese characters principles of formation radicals and rules of stroke ... 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