An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.30. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. More...
Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE) More...
Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...
Family drama In love we trust (aka Left Right), directed and scripted by Sixth Generation film maker Wang Xiaoshuai 王小帅, hinges on the conception of a 'saviour sibling' for a child diagnosed with leukaemia. The screening will be followed by a conversation between bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and philosopher and ethicist James Wilson (UCL) on the issues raised by the film. More...
China Exchange 中国站 has a great programme of events to welcome in the Year of the Chicken. Highlights include a provocative 'short form debate evening' featuring CCHH's Vivienne Lo (Wed 1 Feb, 6.30pm) plus a documentary film-making challenge in partnership with London Documentary Network', plus a Silk and Bamboo 丝竹报春 concert with pipa virtuoso Chen Yu and flautist Liu Menglin... More...
The first film in 6th generation director Ning Ying's wryly humorous Beijing Trilogy, For Fun (Zhao le 找乐) tells the story of a group of retired Beijingers who set up a Peking Opera Group. More...
CCHH: CHINA CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND HUMANITY
Gansu 1958: Since the period of reform and opening up China has seen both the greatest mass migration in human history and the greatest number of people lifted out of poverty. What are the implications of these for human health and can they be sustained?
Urban Wealth Gap: How will the growing and increasing perceived wealth gap affect the project to create a harmonious society?
Perspective. Vertical kitchen garden farms for socialising and in-between spaces creating fields for livestock. CJ Lim
From the 1960s Mao sent doctors and engineers to Africa in a gesture of international socialist solidarity. The doctors, practising a uniquely Chinese style of integrated medicine, established a great reputation for their efficacy and benevolence. As China once again focuses on her economic and political relations with Africa, how will this realign her international health diplomacy?
Qing Hao or sweet wormwood (artemisia annua) was for centuries known as effective for intermittent fever in classical Chinese medicine. After many years of research and trials in Asia it is now part of the leading WHO approved anti-malaria treatment.
'Impossible is Nothing' was one of the slogans of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China’s great 'coming out' party. But what does China need to do to consolidate its gains and aspirations?
Silk manuscript from a Han Dynasty tomb (closed 168 BCE) illustrates Yangsheng (Life Nurturing) therapeutic exercise forms, some of which are practised in substantially the same manner to this day.
The UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity takes an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching, and is strong in the social sciences: history and culture, archaeology, the environment, law and international health and development. It is committed to UCL's Grand Challenges especially as they relate to China: global health, sustainable cities, intercultural interaction and human wellbeing.
The Confucian concept Ren 仁, the quality that makes
individual and society ‘human’ or ‘humane’, is at the centre of contemporary
Chinese ethical discourse and CCHH will take up this debate in relation to
health. We support
interdisciplinary research and education in all these aspects of
China’s health, and China’s impact on world health, past, present and
The Centre brings together UCL’s considerable China expertise in an ambitious programme of teaching and research. We aim to develop existing connections and facilitate new collaborative initiatives with institutions in China, creating new spaces for dialogue and debate about effective and appropriate health interventions.
The Centre organises seminars, film screenings and general-interest events, which are open to all members of the UCL community and registered Friends of CCHH. To become a Friend, please fill in the online form by clicking here.
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