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2015 lecture podcasts

Here on this page you will find a number of podcasts and videos of previous events run by our Institute. 

Lord Green: October 2015
China & Europe

Steven Green,  former chair of HSBC has a career spanning almost five decades. In this talk he compares and contrasts Europe and China from Confucius to Aristotle to the present day. For more information on this speaker and the talk please click here.

Shen Dingli October 2015
China’s Peaceful Rise: Challenges & Opportunities

Deputy Dean of  the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University and former advisor to Kofi Annan, Shen Dingli research and publications focus mainly on China-US security relations.For more information on this speaker and the talk please click here.

WAGnet Conference: September 2015
Memory, Gender & Change in China

A day long symposium on the above with contributions from a range of speakers on a variety of topics.  For more information on this event and the topics covered please click here.

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Dr ANdreas Guder, March 2015
Chinese as a Foreign Language in Germany

Dr Andreas Guder is based in Freie Universitat, Berlin where he is head of Chinese Language Study and Chairman of the Association of Chinese Teachers in German Speaking Countries. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

David Shambaugh: March 2015
China at the Crossroads? Major Reform Challenges

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science & International Affairs and founding Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

Wang Ban:June 2015
Where Have All the villages Gone?

Wang Ban is the William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and a board member of the Confucius Institute at Stanford University. His research focuses on Chinese and comparative literature, and additionally  he has written on English and French literatures, psychoanalysis, international politics, and cinema. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

Zhang Longxi: April 2015
Reconceptualising China in our Time

A leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies Zhang Longxi holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He is currently Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at City University Hong Kong. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

Lin Zhaohua: August 2013
Shakespeare in China

Following the staging of The Tragedy of Coriolanus at the Edinburgh International Festival by China`s best known director of modern drama, LIN Zhaohua, our Institute hosted an afternoon conversation session with him in partnership with the British Council and EIF in which he discussed this production and Chinese modern theatre.

Jim O Neill, June 2012
China and Its Place in the World

As chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Jim was involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM’s businesses around the world. One of the world’s most famous economists with over ten years experience at Goldman Sachs, Jim O Neill has a global reputation as a famous economist. Creator of the acronym BRICs, he has published extensively on the emergence of the BRIC economies -Brazil, Russia, India and China This video extract was recorded in June 2012 on the topic of ‘China and Its Place in the World’.

For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

Stephen Perry: May 2012
Everyone should understand China

Stephen Perry has been involved with China since his earliest days as his father was the leader of the Icebreaker group to China in 1953 which restarted UK-China trade relations just one year after starting up the business in which Stephen is today Managing Director, London Export Corporation.  He is also Chairman of the 48 Group Club. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.

Adam Dupre: April 2012
China/Scotland: the global context

Adam was the founder of China Company Research Services and the opening speaker in the Institute’s Business Lecture Series – China, Scotland and the World. An ex officio Vice President of the 48 Group Club he initiated earlier visits to Scotland by the Chinese Ambassador and the Chinese Minister of Education. For more information on this speaker and his talk please click here.