Glasgow Confucius Institute

Summer Exchange programme – Deadline Friday 5th May, 5pm

The Confucius Institute is offering students the opportunity to spend two weeks in China, learning Chinese and doing cultural activities. The only cost are flights, visas and travel insurance. 
Dates for this trip are 23rd June – 8th July.

For more details, eligibility criteria, and application forms please go to:  Deadline is 5th May.

Lecture: 4th May 2017 

Professor Shuisheng Zhao, Director for China-US Cooperation, University of Denver will be delivering a talk entitled  ‘A Revisionist Stakeholder: Can China Replace the US Under President Trump to reshape the World Order’

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm  

Location: Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building

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The Confucius Institute will host Professor Kerry Brown to give a talk on Monday 15th May titled: ‘The World According to Xi Jinping: What is His Vision for China in the 21st Century.'

 Time: 6pm – 8pm . Sir Charles Wilson Building, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8NN


Since becoming Party Secretary in 2012, Xi Jinping has undertaken the most extensive amount of foreign travel by any Chinese leader ever. He has visited over 45 countries, across the world. During those visits he has been articulating grand narratives of China's relationship with countries like the US, Europe, and the partners in the grand Belt Road Initiative. But what does this story actually mean, when put together, and who is it most directed at - domestic audiences, or the wider world? In the era of a protectionist, introspective US and a benighted EU, what sense can truly be made of the notion of a Global China?'

Speaker Biography

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London. From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section.

He has an MA from Cambridge University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese (Distinction) from Thames Valley University, London, and a PhD in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University.

Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014. He is the author of over ten books on modern Chinese politics, history and language, the most recent of which are The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (2014), What's Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China (2015) and the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (in Four Volumes- 2014-2015). His `China's CEO: Xi Jinping' was published in 2016 and was an Economist book of the year. `China's World', a study of Chinese foreign policy, will be published in June 2017.

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Dragon Boat Festival: 31st May

The Confucius Institute is celebrating the Dragon boat festival 2017. All are welcome.

Time: 6pm -8pm 

Location: 201 John McIntyre Building

Play: Wednesday 7th June
From Shore to Shore: 
Cheung Wing is escaping from war, Mei Lan’s had enough of the potato peeler and Yi Di wants the impossible; her parents’ approval.  Award-winning writer, Mary Cooper, with multilingual collaborator, M.W. Sun, draws on real life stories from Chinese interviewees living in the UK to create a powerful new drama of love and loss, struggle and survival, performed alongside live music and great food. Accompanied by a delicious two-course meal, From Shore to Shore features a cast of seven actor-musicians and blends English, Mandarin and Cantonese to tell the stories of Chinese communities in the UK today.
Location: Oran Mor
Price: £25/ £19.50 concessions (Includes a two course Chinese meal)
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