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LOOMS OF LIFE – weaving and knowledge production in ancient China

An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.00. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE) More...

Abortion in China

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

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

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 More...

Chinese film evening, 7/02/2017: In Love We Trust 左右 (2008)

Family drama In love we trust (aka Left Right), directed and scripted by Sixth Generation film maker Wang Xiaoshuai 王小帅, hinges on the conception of a 'saviour sibling' for a child diagnosed with leukaemia. The screening will be followed by a conversation between bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and philosopher and ethicist James Wilson (UCL) on the issues raised by the film. More...

The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Contemporary China

Tuesday 7 February, 2–4pm, IAS Room 19, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽, Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, PKU.
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CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR!

China Exchange 中国站 has a great programme of events to welcome in the Year of the Chicken. Highlights include a provocative 'short form debate evening' featuring CCHH's Vivienne Lo (Wed 1 Feb, 6.30pm) plus a documentary film-making challenge in partnership with London Documentary Network', plus a Silk and Bamboo 丝竹报春 concert with pipa virtuoso Chen Yu and flautist Liu Menglin... More...

Chinese film evening, 31/01/2017: For Fun 找乐 (1993)

The first film in 6th generation director Ning Ying's wryly humorous Beijing Trilogy, For Fun (Zhao le 找乐) tells the story of a group of retired Beijingers who set up a Peking Opera Group.  More...

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities workshop

4 March 2014

In the context of the UCL initiative for the creation of a Chinese Medical Humanities, on the 22nd and 23rd February,2014, the collaborate workshop (with Peking University [PKU] Institute of Medical Humanities and King's College London [KCL]) convened international experts to reflect on the use of film in teaching the Medical Humanities. 

Chinese Film and Medical Humanities workshop crop

Building on the experience of an existing UCL/PKU course on Film and the Body taught together with experts across the three institutions, we explored the potential of film for speaking to the challenges of the discipline. The workshop anticipates a larger conference to be held across the institutions involved, looking at the future of the teaching of Medical Humanities in and about China and what it can contribute to the wider field.* It is envisaged that the proceedings of both workshop and conference will generate publications and online open access teaching materials.

*Medical Humanities in China, Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, University Health Science Center 15-17th October, 2015, Convenors Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL). Download a flyer here.

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities
Workshop programme

Saturday 22nd February 2014, Garwood Lecture Theatre UCL


9am Welcome Address


9.15–1.00: Old Age and Dying

Patrizia Liberati
(PKU/Italian Embassy) presents Gaosu tamen, wo cheng baihe qu le 告诉他们,我乘白鹤去了  (Fly with the Crane), directed by Li Ruijun 李睿珺, 2012.
Michael Clarke (KCL) presents Feiyue laoren yuan飞越老人院 (Full Circle: no home for old men), directed by Zhang Yang 张扬, 2011.
Guo Liping
(PKU) presents Sha sheng杀生 (Design of Death), directed by Guan Hu 管虎, 2011.

Lunch

2.003.30 Medical Hagiographies
Marta Hanson (John Hopkins) on Wu Youke
Vivienne Lo (UCL) on Bianque and Hua Tuo
Penelope Barrett (UCL) on Li Shizhen

3.30–5.30: Disability
Lai Lili (PKU) presents Suan Ming 算命 (Fortune Teller), directed by Xu Tong, 2010.
Patrizia Liberati
presents Gan qing dong wu 感情動物 ( Sentimental Animal) written and directed by Quan Wu, 2011.

6.00: The Comodified Body: Prostitution in Amoy
Patrizia Liberati presents Chang’e嫦娥 (Sauna on the Moon), directed by Zou Peng, 2011. This film has not passed the Chinese censors and is shown with special permission of the directors and distributors.

Dinner for Participants 9pm @ China City, Upper Woburn Place (just north of Russell Square)


Sunday 23rd February 2014, Garwood Lecture Theatre UCL


9.00 – 12.30: Pathologising the Male Body

Derek Hird
(U. of Westminster) presents Donggong xigong 東宮西宮 (East Palace, West Palace), directed by Zhang Yuan.
Howard Chiang
(U. of Warwick) presents on剑雨 Jianyu (Reign of Assassins), 2010, directed by John Woo and 龍門飛甲 Longmen feijia (The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate), directed by Tsui Hark and Jacob Cheung, 2011.
Hongwei Bao
(U. of Nottingham) presents Shenglai tongzhi 生来同志 (Cures that Kill), directed by Xiaogang Wei, 2011.  

12.30– 1.30 Acupuncture Anaesthesia
Leon Rocha (Cambridge University) presents Wuying deng xia song yinzhen无影灯下颂银针 (Song of Acupuncture Treatment), directed by Sang Hu 桑弧 (1916-2004), 1974 with reference to Chung Kuo 中國 (China) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1974.

Lunch

2.30-3.15 Hong Kong's James Bond: How a Chinese Male Gynaecologist and Female Hua Tuo Play with Chinese Medicine and Masculinity
Marta Hanson presents Tainei mishen linglingfa大內密探零零發 (Forbidden City Cops lit. the Imperial Secret Agent 008), directed by Stephen Chow 1996 (Hong Kong) and Guochan linglingqi國產零零漆 (From Beijing with Love/lit. Made in China: 008), directed by Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen and Law Ka-Ying, 1994.  

3.15 – 4.15 The Forensic Gaze
Vivienne Lo
presents Wuxia 武俠 (Dragon), directed by Peter Chan, 2011.

4.15-5.15 Student Presentations

5.15 Roundtable: On the role of film in translating the MHs into practice
Chair: Asher Tlalim (NFTS)

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