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University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre Seminar

Hong Kong as a Political Community: Sense of Belonging and Personal Expressions. Speaker: Professor Pang Laikwan, Discussants: Dr Shao Jiang, Tim Zihong Yue. Tuesday 18 Nov. 5.30-7.30pm. Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW More...

Published: Nov 15, 2014 3:47:45 PM

Daoist Cooking through the Four Seasons

A practical workshop with Professor Qian Feng, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Wed 19 Nov 6–9pm, repeated on Sat 22 Nov 2:30–5:30pm. Includes a talk by Vivienne Lo. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2014 1:26:51 PM

#UCLfacesRACE, Conversation 2: Why is my curriculum white?

Film + discussion. 13:00–15:30, 11 November 2014, Pearson Building G22 LT. More...

Published: Oct 15, 2014 10:51:41 PM

Emetic remedies in Japanese Koiho 古方 medicine

A talk by Professor Tateno Masami, Nihon University, Monday 27 October 2014, 6.30pm, Astor College LG18. More...

Published: Oct 12, 2014 2:17:54 PM

#UCLfacesRACE: Eugenics@UCL

A UCL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT
Friday 10 October 2014, 6–9pm, Galton LT

Includes a talk by CCHH Director Vivienne Lo on ‘Nurturing Chinese students’ and short films by members of UCL. More...

Published: Oct 10, 2014 2:04:00 PM

Perfect Bodies

11 September 2012

Out now: Perfect Bodies: Sports, Medicine and Immortality Ancient and Modern, edited with an introductory essay by CCHH Director Vivienne Lo (London: British Museum Research Publications, 2012).

Perfect Bodies

Based on an interdisciplinary conference convened by Dr Lo at the British Museum in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, this book explores diverse traditions of training and perfecting the body and soul in East and West, and traces changing ideas about how exercise can contribute to health, long life and even the avoidance of death.

It brings together papers by eminent academics from many fields, including historians, anthropologists, sociologists and public health experts, which collectively challenge orthodox notions of the perfect body and its pursuit.


The book is richly illustrated with images from the British Museum’s own collections and other culturally and historically significant archive material.

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