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Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite
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Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: Ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.00pm) during term-time, 14 November 2017 to 6 February 2018, Room 215, Foster Court. More...

2017 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase

Modernisation and the Persistence of Traditional Values in China.
Co-organised by Shanghai Art Film Federation and SOAS China Institute. Tues–Fri during Reading Week, 7–10 October. Admission free – no registration required unless otherwise stated. More...

History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar

The uses of ox-bezoar in pre-modern Japan in ritual and medical practices.
Speaker: Dr Benedetta Lomi (University of Bristol).
Time: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.15pm (doors open 6pm).
Place: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Everyone is welcome.
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The Silent Teacher

Film screening, 18 October 2017, 7pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. European première of The Silent Teacher 那個靜默的陽光午後 (Taiwan, 2016). More...

YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities


A UCL-PKU collaborative event, jointly convened by Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Daniel Vuillermin (PKU). Peking University Medical Campus, 31 May – 2 June 2017. More...

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

Abortion in China

6 February 2017

Thursday 9th Feb, 6–7pm, Room 802, Institute of EducationHealth Humanities Seminar. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU), introduced by Vivienne Lo.

Drawing from a PKU study in 2003, several general perspectives on abortion in contemporary China become clear. In contrast to perspectives in other parts of the world, the value attributed to the foetus depends on the individual judgment of parents and how its role is perceived within the constellation of the individual family. In recent times a transformation has also been taking place in sex selection and to the traditional preference for boys. Owing to changes in the family structure, and for reasons of personal liberty, more and more city residents now prefer girls. What, now, are the implications of recent policy changes permitting couples to have two children?

Cong Yali portrait

Cong Yali is Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, PKU. She is one of the leading bioethicists in China and has published widely in both Chinese and international journals.

This is in Room 802 at the Institute of Education (IoE). Room 802 is on the blue side of the building – the side closest to Russell Square – you take the lift from there to the 8th floor.

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