TDo you know about traditional Chinese crafts, such as paper-cut, clay sculptures, and facial makeup in Peking Opera? At this week’s Chinese Conversation and Culture Corner we will show you these interesting and lovely craft forms which are full of Chinese elements and flavour.
This half term week at the Gyle, you will have the chance to meet Edinburgh Zoo`s large and cuddly Giant Panda mascots! Stop by the Confucius Institute activity area where there are activities for kids and info for adults including Dot-to-dot panda pictures with Chinese numbers How to draw bamboo...
Don`t miss the 17 Feb showing of the award winning and highly praised film `Raise the Red Lantern` set in the 1920`s which tells of 19 year old Songlian who, on her father`s death, has to leave college and become the fourth concubine to a rich lord.
Drop into the David Hume Tower basement this Friday 10 Feb 2012 for the 1430 showing of Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1988) Set in 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery.
Chinese Culture & Conversation Corner Friday 17 Feb 2012 Whether or not you are a sports fan, come along for this rare opportuity to get to know traditional Chinese sports such as Shuttlecock, kite-flying, Diabolo and Taichi.