Welcome to the Scotland China Association website
Ni hao and welcome to the SCA website, where you can find out more about the association, our forthcoming programme of events in Edinburgh and Glasgow and details of other China-related events across Scotland. We hope you enjoy your visit and, if you're not already a member, we would love for you to get involved !
The Scotland-China Association (SCA) was founded in 1966. It is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organisation for people who have an interest in all aspects of Chinese life and civilisation. The SCA holds a wide range of events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.
We are a voluntary organisation and depend on the subscriptions and support of our members to finance our monthly meetings and other activities, this website, and the publication of our magazine Sine. You are very welcome to join us. For a membership application, see this page
In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the SCA's board members have decided that all SCA activities should be suspended until further notice. This includes the National AGM on 6 June.
Unfortunately, it has not been practical to organise our remaining meetings of 2019-20 online, and these will be postponed for the time being. We hope to resume our regular activities and the publication of Sine as soon as it is safe and convenient to do so. In the meantime, we are suggesting a few China-related online activities arranged by other organisations which, in some cases, we are partnering. We hope that you are able to access these events and find them enjoyable and stimulating.
We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you when the pandemic is over.
Online talk instead of Edinburgh branch meeting, open to all
Wednesday, 18 November
Time: Any time after 7pm. Talk will begin at 7:30pm. Please join the session no later than 7:25
Education in China: The Good, the Bad, and the Challenges Ahead", Christopher Cash
In his talk he will compare education in China and the West; look at the challenges facing education in China; talk about international schools and foreign education; and examine the wider implications of Chinese developments in education. He will also touch upon his personal experiences teaching in China and how Chinese schools dealt with Covid.
There will be time for questions and answers following the talk.
Christopher grew up in Edinburgh and attended George Watson's College before studying History at St Andrew's University, graduating in 2017. He then spent two years in China on the British Council Graduate Language Assistants programme, teaching English Literature at an international high school in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, where the students intend to apply to universities in the UK, Canada, and Australia. He is now at King's College London's Lau China Institute, completing an MSc in China and Globalisation.
If you wish to attend Christopher's talk, it would be helpful, so that we can gauge interest and numbers, if you would contact Dale Finlayson (email@example.com ) to express your interest.
Friends are welcome to attend. Please ask anyone who is not a member but would be interested in attending to contact Dale so that we can send him/her the Zoom link prior to the meeting; alternatively, send Dale the individual's name and email address.
We look forward to seeing you on 18 November.
The Asia Scotland Institute has been providing on Zoom a series of free webinars on South and East Asia, many of them relating to China. Go to the ASI website for details: http://www.asiascot.com/events/
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