Asian Studies

News and events from 2015/16

Asian Studies news and events from 2015/16

"The Beginnings of Writing in China: Managing Livestock and Anxiety"

A lecture by Adam Smith, University of Pennsylvania

Zheng He - When the Dragon Ships Came

The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, in association with SCEN, is delighted to present this award winning show from Karin Schäfer of Figuren Theatre blending puppetry, video and animation.

Chinese Independent Documentary II

The Confucius Institute will be holding screenings and a question and answer session with the award winning novelist and film maker Xu Xing.

"Getting the Terms Straight: Politics, State and Law in the Discourse of Chinese 'Legalism'"

A lecture by Prof Kai Vogelsang, University of Hamburg. Part of the Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Voices of the Ancestors, Workshop I

Introduction to Reading of Oracle Bone Inscriptions from the Collection of the National Museum of Scotland with Prof Adam Smith, University of Pennsylvania

Research Seminar: Literary Translation and Contemporary Sino-African Relations, 23 March, 4.30pm

Translation Studies Research Seminar: Literary Translation and Contemporary Sino-African Relations

Distinguished Lecture: Empire Without Emperors? Rethinking Aspects of China's "Modernisation"

Distinguished Lecture: Yuri Pines, 17 March 2016, 6pm Empire Without Emperors? Rethinking Aspects of China's "Modernisation"

Japanese Perspectives on Asian Diplomacy 25 February, 5 - 7pm

Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh in co-operation with Politics & International Relations warmly invites you to Japanese Perspectives on Asian Diplomacy, a symposium bringing together three Japanese experts on international relations to explore Japan’s role in the continuing strategic reconfiguration of Northeast Asia.

Beijing Improv Bilingual Group

Graduate Jack Smith was recently featured in China Daily newspaper as part of the Beijing Improv Bilingual Group.

Understanding the Asia-Pacific War, Symposium 17-18 July 2015

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Asia-Pacific War, an event that has left a host of unresolved questions pertaining to history, collective memory, and contemporary understanding. This symposium seeks to address these questions and more, bringing together leading scholars from Japan, the United States, and Europe for informal discussion, reflection and debate.