- Inaugural Lecture 15 June 2011
- History of Medicine in Motion
- Medical Texts in Translation
- Potent Substances: On the Boundaries of Food and Medicine
- Festival of Chinese Film and the Body
- Perfect Bodies
- Daoist and Other Visualisations in Practice
- Festival of Chinese Film and the Body, Film 4
- Chinese New Year celebrations 2013
- Pharmacology in China
- The Benevolent Dragon? An analysis of China's health diplomacy to Africa (1964 – the present)
- China in Latin America
- Martial arts film: The Sword Identity
- Spices and medicine: From Historical Obsession to Research of the Future
- CCHH OPEN DAY
- CCHH film evenings
- Performance and [dis]ability
- Chinese film evening, 29/11: Woman Demon Human 人鬼情
- Chinese film evening, Dragon (Wuxia 武俠, 2011), dir. Peter Chan 陈可辛.
- History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar: Prof. Volker Scheid
- Chinese film evening, 10/01/2017: Mother (Mama 妈妈), dir. Zhang Yuan 张元, 1990.
- Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities
- CCHH alumni news
- CCHH MA student achievement
- Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities workshop
- China and Freedom of Speech: new systems for the accountability of the press. An evening with John Kampfner
- Imagining Chinese Medicine: Medical illustration from Han tombs to contemporary Comics.
- Twelve Scholars of the Bamboo Grove
- Chinese Visual Festival 2014
- A transnational history of the forensic gaze
- The 'Subtle Body' in the Indo-Tibetan and Chinese traditions
- UK première – Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e 嫦娥), dir. Zou Peng 邹鹏, China 2011
- Come and join the China-Taiwan cross-straits debate!
- #UCLfacesRACE: Eugenics@UCL
- Emetic remedies in Japanese Koiho 古方 medicine
- #UCLfacesRACE, Conversation 2: Why is my curriculum white?
- Daoist Cooking through the Four Seasons
- University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre Seminar
- Administrating Art, History, and Science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang
- Thinking Chinese Conference (31/03–1/04 2015) 思華 · 華思 (UPDATE)
- Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31/03–12/05 2015)
- The Chinese Erhu during the First World War
- 5th Annual Chinese Visual Festival
- Call for Chinese-speaking choral singers!
- Lady Precious Stream
- Film and Discussion: When China Met Africa
- Hot and Numb! 2000 years of Sichuan pepper
- A unique opportunity to learn Chinese Sign Language at UCL!
- Medical Humanities in China – conference
- Isabella Bird (1831–1904): Photographic travels in China
- Thinking Chinese 思華 . 華思
- History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar: Professor Elisabeth Hsu
- International postgraduate summer school
- Di Lu Wins IASTAM Junior Scholar Essay Prize
- New Chinese Film + Director's Q&A
- Summer volunteering placements in rural China
- MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2016
- Chinoiseries – Art and Fashion
- Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities in a Digital World
- Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: ten workshops
- PKU-UCL Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities
- Frontiers in Digital Health seminar
- Exhibition + Lecture + Student workshop
- PKU scholarship information event
- Chinese film evening, 17/01/2017: Inner Senses (Yidu kongjian 异度空间), dir. Law Chi-leung (Luo Zhiliang) 罗志良, 2002.
- Sense and Sensation Seminar: Sense and Sensuality in Ancient China
- Chinese film evening, 24/01/2017: East Palace, West Palace 东宫西宫 (1996).
- Peking University Yenching scholarship deadline 31 January 2017
- Scholarships to study Chinese in China – deadline 13 Feb, 9am
- CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR!
- Chinese film evening, 31/01/2017: For Fun 找乐 (1993)
- The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Contemporary China
- Chinese film evening, 7/02/2017: In Love We Trust 左右 (2008)
- Dumplings 饺子 (2004)
- Abortion in China
- 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...
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 Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...
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...
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...
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...
Twelve Scholars of the Bamboo Grove
11 April 2014
To celebrate the end of lectures and UCL’s first UG course in Ancient and Medieval Chinese History, twelve talented students set out to emulate the Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove. Now read on...
To celebrate the end of lectures and UCL’s first UG course in Ancient and Medieval Chinese History, twelve talented students set out to emulate the Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove, Tang-dynasty Daoists who pursued poetic excellence and transcendence through inebriation. Fortified with barbecued lamb kebabs and sparkling wine, they filled Mecklenburgh Square Gardens with their effervescent eloquence.
One classic mode of Tang dynasty poetic composition involves improvising eight-line poems in rhyming couplets and – in our case – draining your cup when the company deemed yours was a worthy poem (and sometimes when it was a bad poem, or any kind of poem at all). Classic topics include drinking, lamentation, and love. The students were given five minutes per poem, and have proved themselves to be the new Bloomsbury Bards.
The winning poem by Alice Lemkes
Students boozing, love to binge
Drunken antics, make you cringe
Jäger bombs? Can’t go wrong there
Tequila too? Got some change spare
Cheap pints on a Wednesday night
More and more: you want a fight?
Hospitalised… gone too far
No more again? Heard that before.
Subject: THE GARDENS
Salad with a spoon
Wine is coming soon
Thanks to Vivienne
Fire burns the ashes
Hair makes the dances
Spuds in their jackets
Cakes in their packets
The beer is flowing
Sample five sapours
Relish all flavours
Pass someone the fork
To unscrew the cork
Subject: WILD CREATURES
Cats in Gordon Square
Parrots flying nowhere
Pigeon’s mangled feet
Bread for them to eat
Noise keeps me up late
Camden Town Friday night
Salsa wildlings in blue light
Subject: TIME PASSES IN THE GARDEN
One three-stringed fiddle
Two tunes pitched middle
Check the football scores
Ignore social mores
Consult poet’s muse
So afraid to lose
Watch the sun go by,
Windows reflect sky
Subject: FLOWERS AND DEATH
Flowers for the homosexual marriage
Death for the discrimination for it*
Daisies in Mecklenburgh Square
Why is there so much despair?
Let’s not worry too much though
Thanks for the food Dr Lo!
Daffodils are abundant
So don’t be too despondent
*29th March 2014 was the day that same-sex marriage became legal in the UK
Qinshi Huangdi’s rise
China is the prize
Long life in the West
Kunlun Queen Mother’s rest
Liu Bei’s shining sword
Cao Cao, poetry lord
Once origins, now Lord Lao
Status of structured Dao
Happy people walking by
Under the great blue sky
Seeing such happy scenes
One thinks times are easy
Trees sway in the breeze
Time pulls with ease
Hearts break whither torn
Sitting alone forlorn
Exam is on the 1st of May
That will be a horrid day.
Until then we’ll sob and cry
Afterwards we might just die.
Or if not we’ll carry on
But our hopes will be all gone.
Give our books up for our lives,
Each becoming rich men’s wives.
We are individuals
Warm wine in autumn
Nights long, day’s low sun
By the fire, sleepy
Winter with whiskey
Slow change – a new year
Warm winds and cold beer
Long days, summer sun
Gin! Tonic! Coke! Rum!
The end of the course
Gui’s lack of remorse
Shang oracle bones
To dynastic thrones.
The 1st of May looms
Exam failure doom
Cure of sadness, drink
Spare us from the brink
Bottle of red wine
Skint fresher – good time!
Peroni in bag
Not the Lidl crap
Sick in common room
LSE cleaner’s doom
London painted red
Hangover – brain dead
Booze was judged to be
Far greater than tea
Served in Han and Qin
At banquets of the King
Fit for games and larks
Played in Royal parks
Seven sheng to drink
Makes it hard to think
Some call you heartless
You call them mindless
Some call you dangerous
You call them generous
You are ached with craze
You are banned with erase
Desire in absence,
Pain in abundance
Alcohol, devil or saint?
In open air or in tent?
Go for it or against it?
Consume or vomit out?
Unsolved the dilemma
Big worries for a mermaid
What happens I give my life
While he raises his sharp knife
A great second year occurred
Now write 7000 words
Like a battling Mongol
I’ll have to drink alcohol
To get through the long essay
Without life being too messy
Might need the help of Buddha
It’s a serious matter
Its taste may not be the nicest,
My rum is Tesco’s finest
Mix with coke, hold your nose,
Students’ saying always goes.
If you have ice, you’re in luck,
Finest cocktail in the book.
Gets you hammered in the street,
And thank god, it’s really cheap.
Has made me mellow
The sweet potatoes
Have warmed my cold toes
The butter and bread
Was very well spread
The sun is yellow
So more Prosecco
A collaborative coda
March, Mecklenburgh Square Gardens
Seedbed of budding scholars
Or kept spouses with flash cars
Each a single future narrates
Out-singing London parrots
Our common knowledge pooling
Wine guides our muse to tune in
Let’s drink to the Tang refrain
Before our ways part again
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