- Inaugural Lecture 15 June 2011
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学中国手语！Short intensive introductory immersion course spread over 6 days, 13–24 July More...
Saturday 13th June, 12.00 midday, The Spice Exchange, Kew Gardens. As part of the Kew Full of Spice Festival 2015, Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will give a presentation on the history of Sichuan pepper, its medical and culinary uses. More...
A symposium on S. I. Hsiung's 1934 play, and the obstacles to and opportunities for East Asian voices in UK theatre and literature. Monday 18 May, 6.30–8pm, Anatomy JZ Young LT.
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7–22 May 2015, at King’s College London, BFI Southbank, Bertha DocHouse and Chelsea College of Arts. The festival will welcome to London some of the most exciting directors currently working in Chinese-language cinema and art. More...
CCHH film – Mother (Mama 妈妈), dir. Zhang Yuan 张元, 1990.
21 January 2014
Time: Tuesday 28th January 2014, 7pm. Place: Room 107, 25 Gordon Square.
The film that inaugurated the 'Sixth Generation' of Chinese cinema.
Tony Rayns writes:
Released in China only after a two-year ban, Zhang Yuan's debut feature looks at first glance like a Ken Loach 'social problem' movie. It centres on the plight of a woman librarian in Beijing who struggles to bring up her teenage son (retarded since a childhood accident) without help from her absent husband or the state, and juxtaposes that fiction with relevant documentary material. But Zhang isn't content with showing street-level realities for their own sake; he pushes his material towards expressionism, using the mother's inevitable mood swings as keys to the tone and texture of the images, a strategy that brings him within breathing distance of film noir by the end. China's 'Sixth Generation' film-makers couldn't have got off to a stronger start.
Time Out, 1991
Zhang Yuan would go on to make a succession of controversial and daring movies including Beijing Bastards (Beijing zazhong 北京杂种), 1993, and East Palace, West Palace (Donggong, xigong 东宫西宫), 1996.
This screening is part of Chinese Film and the Body (2013–2014), a series of film evenings exploring social and cultural issues related to health, medicine and the body in 20th and 21st century China, as represented in Chinese cinema.
The film evenings take place on Tuesdays during term-time, from 12th November 2013 to 11th February 2014.
Each screening is presented by a specialist and followed by a discussion and/or a live video Q&A session with the director.
You can find further details of the films and suggestions for background reading here: www.ucl.ac.uk/chinahealth/teaching/chinese_film_and_the_body
The films are core viewing for the UCL CHH MA module in Chinese Film and the Body.
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