The Confucius Institute for Scotland Invites

08 May 2015

Confucius-Institute-Scotland-(CMYK)1/  Thurs 21 May 2015 6pm-8pm 

"Doing Business with China: A Chinese Perspective"
Professor Yang Guoqing,  former Vice Minister, Civil Aviation Administration of China

Please join us for the first lecture in our 2015 Business Lecture Series. We are delighted to have secured Professor Yang Guoqing, Former Vice Minister and Deputy Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).  Prof Yang Guoqing has extensive experience of engaging with international companies as both regulator and customer when, as Vice Minister and Deputy Administrator of CAAC, he worked to develop a 21st century airport and aviation infrastructure across China.  The lecture will focus on his view of the Chinese market and discuss how foreign companies should engage with China. This talk will be in Chinese with sequential translation. 

The venue for this lecture is Royal College of Surgeons, King Khalid Building, Hill Square, EH8 9DR.  A networking drinks reception will follow after the talk and Q&A session.

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2/ Thursday 4 June 2015 5.30pm-7.30pm

"Where have all the villages gone?"  
Professor Wang Ban, Stanford University

The fourth scholar in our 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series is Wang Ban, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and a board member of the Confucius Institute at Stanford University.

In China, "home sweet home" would refer to a village rather than a city. This talk shows that the Chinese village, a source of nostalgia and memory, undergoes decline and rebirth in the midst of China's pursuit of modernization and urbanization. During the lecture, Professor Wang will discuss changing stances and sentiment toward village culture and rural landscape. 

The lecture will take place in Lecture Theatre 2, University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JY.  A networking drinks reception will follow on from the talk and Q&A session.

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3/ Wednesday 27 May 2015 3pm-4pm

Unintended consequences? Provision of MFLs by Dr Jim Scott

The provision of Modern Foreign Languages in schools is a topic of considerable interest to students, parents and educational professionals, most especially with the current Scottish government 1 + 2 approach to language learning. 

On Wednesday 27 May, Dr Jim Scott will give a presentation entitled "Unintended Consequences? The Governance of Modern Foreign Language Learning in Scotland (1962-2014)". The presentation will be held at Moray House School of Education, Old Moray House, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

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