The Confucius Institute, with the backing of the University of Edinburgh, is instrumental in bringing a wide range of Chinese culture to the city.
4-6 November 2011
A special photographic exhibition of 80 images marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1911 Revolution will be held in the University of Edinburgh's Adam House on 4th, 5th and 6th November.
27 October 2011
Associate Professor Jia Jane SI from Fudan University will present an exploration of the historical-political arena of Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionary attempt, the role of the new elites and the historical context leading up to October 10th, 1911.
A special seminar on Chinese language acquisition will be held on Wednesday 20th April when Tim Dodds, Principal of Chatswood Public School in New South Wales will share with us the experiences of that continent. It will take place at the Confucius Institute for Scotland between 2pm and 3.30pm.
Join us at the Confucius Institute for Scotland on Thursday 21st April at 6pm for an evening with former US Ambassador to China Nicholas Platt, long time China specialist, author of 'China Boys' and President of the Asia Society in New York for 12 years.
In 2010 the Confucius Institute organised show featuring dance and music performances from the Dong and Miao people from the south- west region of Guizhou as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Guizhou Ethnic Arts Ensemble are a professional group that have achieved critical acclaim in Europe and the USA.
The University of Edinburgh has hosted and sponsored many other large Chinese cultural events over the last few years. Besides the national festival 'China Now in Scotland' in 2008, other recent highlights were:
This article was published on Nov 16, 2011