- 20 April: Chinese Language Acquisition Seminar, delivered by Tim Dodds, Principal of Chatswood Public School in New South Wales, Australia.
- 21 April: An Evening with Former US Ambassador to China Nicholas Platt.
- 21 April: Professor Gordon Stewart, lecture on 'The Scottish Enlightenment and British Imperialism: a case study of the 1774 Tibet Mission'.
- 11 August: Chinese Politics and Economics. Insights into contemporary Chinese politics and economics delivered by leading Chinese intellectuals from Tsinghua University.
- 29 June - 1 July: The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS). Held at The University of Edinburgh.
- 7-9 September: British Association of Chinese Studies (BACS). Keynote addresses from renowned Professors Wang Hui (Tsinghua University) and David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University). Held at The University of Edinburgh.
- 12 September - 6 October: Living Buddhism in Retrospect and Prospect - A Photographic Exhibition.
- 8 August: Edinburgh Student Second in the World. Following the UK heat of the 'Chinese Bridge' Proficiency Competition held in London in May, winner Peter Dolby journeyed to Changsha (Hunan Province) to compete against 120 country finalists. 'Chinese Bridge' is the international Chinese language contest sponsored by Hanban, a division of the Ministry of Education. The heats narrowed the field from 120 to only 6 finalists and on 8th August Peter gave a superb performance in the final which saw him awarded second place in this global competition. Peter, a graduate of Chinese Studies in the University of Edinburgh, was a great representative who had to use his language skills in a variety of ways in this competition and many congratulations go to him on this achievement. The competition is broadcast on Chinese TV and both the semi final and final can be seen online. For more information please see the links below.
- 1 September: Professor Wang Hui from Tsinghua University - Visiting Professor for two months.
- 25 October: Rising China and Global Justice. Lecture delivered by Professor Holliday
- 27 October: On the Eve of the 1911 Revolution. Associate Professor Jia Jane Si from Fudan University explored 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.
- 27-28 October: Art in Translation: Keynote and Conference. Keynote speech delivered by Roderick Whitfield, University of London, SOAS.
- 4 November: CPD-Chinese Language & Culture. CPD session from Shaz Lawrence covering development of Chinese language/cultural programmes and assessment strategies.
- 4-6 November: 100th Anniversary Photo Exhibition. A special photographic exhibition of 80 images marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1911 Revolution was held in the University of Edinburgh's Adam House.
- 7-8 November: Euro-Japan Dialogue 2011. The Japanese department at The University of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Economics of Yokohama National University organized a cultural exchange, during which presentations on Japanese culture and Society were delivered in English and Japanese by students from both universities.
- 12 December: Faiths on Display: Religion, Tourism, and the Chinese State. Tim Oakes is a cultural geographer of China, working on issues related to regional development, culture industries, tourism, heritage, regional and place-based identities.
This article was published on Jan 10, 2012