Confucius Institute for Scotland Winter 2017

1. China Quick-Fix talk 19 Jan 6pm Project Room, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh EH8 9JU

In this talk Dr Bill Aitchison considers a less well documented creative aspect of China - the ingenious, sometimes ramshackle, improvised repairs that are a feature of the Chinese urban landscape. Bill Aitchison has gathered an array of examples to share. His talk, as well as showing a number of such 'quick fixes' also connects documentary photography, craft techniques, generational politics, wealth distribution and recycling.

To secure your seat for this free talk and networking drinks reception please book

2. Chinese New Year Party: Year of the Rooster 3 Feb 6pm-9pm

Our annual Chinese New Year party will take place on Friday 3 February from 6pm till 9pm. We hope you can join us. Apart from the usual drinks and delicious jiaozi, we are putting together a special programme of cultural engagement for the evening. Please do register NOW to ensure you can get a ticket and to allow us the chance to try to provide enough Chinese dumplings!

3. Language classes start w/b 23 Jan 2017

Online booking for all classes is now available. With over 20 classes on offer one will be right for you! For course details and to book please visit our website. If you can book online in advance that is really helpful.

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If you want to check which class level would best suit you, please get in touch so we can schedule a time for a language assessment during office hours in the next week or so.

4. 28 February-28 March: 5 weeks Chinese Brush Painting - Birds and Flowers

Join Chi Zhang for a five week course in Chinese Brush Painting of Birds and Flowers on Tuesday evenings from 28 Feb-28 Mar 2017 6pm-8pm. To read more about this course and to book please visit our website

5. HSK Exam Opportunities

Finally registration for the first HSK exam diet of 2017 closes on 16 February -

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