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PKU-UCL Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities

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

Frontiers in Digital Health seminar

The Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorder, 28 September 2016, 3–4.00pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street. Speaker: Prof. Jakob E. Bardram, Technical University of Denmark.
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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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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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