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PKU-UCL Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities

November 7–9 2016, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL. More...

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: ten workshops

Tuesday evenings during term-time, 5 November 2016 to 7 February 2017

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Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities in a Digital World

We are delighted to announce the success of the recent UCL CCHH application for a Wellcome Trust Seed Award (PI: Vivienne Lo).
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Chinoiseries – Art and Fashion

Panel seminar organised by Phoenix TV Art. 20 June 2016, 6.30 pm, Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 4AN.
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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2016

Wednesday 25 May, 2.15–5pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

Thinking Chinese 思華 . 華思

Podcasts and documents now online, for this conference and exhibition, jointly convened by UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity and Ming-Ai (London) Institute in Spring 2015. More...

Summer volunteering placements in rural China

with NGO Dream Corps. Application deadline: 29 February 2016.
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New Chinese Film + Director's Q&A

Daytime screening and discussion of Factory Boss 打工老板 (2014) with director Zhang Wei 张唯 and Chinese film specialist Chris Berry (KCL), Thursday 25 February, 9.30–13.00.
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PKU-UCL Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities

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Daoyintu
Conference/workshop: Self-Care in a Digital World

November 7–9 2016, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL.

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: ten workshops

Publication date:

Zui ai 1

Tuesday evenings during term-time, 5 November 2016 to 7 February 2017

This series of ten workshops seeks to explore a wide range of issues relating to health, medicine, and the body in China and other Chinese societies over the past century through the medium of film.  Drawing on a wide range of both fiction and documentary films from mainland China and elsewhere, together we will examine the representation in film of many important aspects of the modern Chinese experience of health, illness, and medical care, including the work of ‘barefoot doctors’ during the Cultural Revolution period, the HIV/AIDs epidemic during the 1980s and ’90s, changing attitudes towards people with physical disabilities since the 1970s, and the virtual privatisation of the Chinese health care system during the post-Mao Zedong ‘Reform era’. The aim of the workshop series is to achieve a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the changes that have transformed the lives and embodied experience of Chinese people since the start of the twentieth century, by critically analysing the cinematic representation and treatment of health care, health conditions and health-related issues in the light of ideas drawn from film theory and criticism, gender and cultural studies and other academic disciplines, and by putting the films and the issues that they highlight into their historical, political, and cultural contexts.

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