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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...

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

2 February 2017

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 GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building

Dumplings are traditional fare at Chinese New Year. Tonight this film offers them up with a macabre twist. Fruit Chan’s social satire on taboo topics of cannibalism and abortion could not be more topical in this New Year season.

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Auntie Mei, a former abortionist from the PRC, is sixty going on sixteen on account of her longevity dumplings. Now living in Hong Kong, she turns her skills to good profit serving them up to Mrs Li, an aging former television actress, who is trying to stay young and keep control of her philandering husband.

The film presses many buttons about the excessive extremes of Chinese medical foodways, and brings into sharp focus underlying tensions between China and Hong Kong.

After the film some of the key ethical issues at stake will be discussed by Professor Cong Yali, PKU, Vivienne Lo, UCL and Patrizia Liberati.

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

Patrizia Liberati is a Beijing-based China film specialist, award-winning translator of contemporary Chinese literature, and editor (with Silvia Pozzi), of Caratteri – journal of Chinese contemporary literature in Italian translation (Beijing: People's Literature Press).

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