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Administrating Art, History, and Science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang

A seminar presented by Vivienne Lo (UCL). Research collaboration: Wang Yidan 王一丹 (Peking University) and Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago). Thursday 5 February, 5.30pm. SAS room 243, 2nd floor, South Block, Senate House.
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Published: Jan 19, 2015 12:50:19 AM

University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre Seminar

Hong Kong as a Political Community: Sense of Belonging and Personal Expressions. Speaker: Professor Pang Laikwan, Discussants: Dr Shao Jiang, Tim Zihong Yue. Tuesday 18 Nov. 5.30-7.30pm. More...

Published: Nov 15, 2014 3:47:45 PM

Daoist Cooking through the Four Seasons

A practical workshop with Professor Qian Feng, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Wed 19 Nov 6–9pm, repeated on Sat 22 Nov 2:30–5:30pm. Includes a talk by Vivienne Lo. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2014 1:26:51 PM

#UCLfacesRACE, Conversation 2: Why is my curriculum white?

Film + discussion. 13:00–15:30, 11 November 2014, Pearson Building G22 LT. More...

Published: Oct 15, 2014 10:51:41 PM

Emetic remedies in Japanese Koiho 古方 medicine

A talk by Professor Tateno Masami, Nihon University, Monday 27 October 2014, 6.30pm, Astor College LG18. More...

Published: Oct 12, 2014 2:17:54 PM

Potent Substances: On the Boundaries of Food and Medicine

3 November 2011

Lectures from the Potent Substances Conference (13-15 September 2010), convened by Dr Vivienne Lo and Professor Tilli Tansey. are now on YouTube.

The author of the Hippocratic treatise ‘Ancient Medicine’ deemed medicine a branch of food and highlighted culinary practice as foundational to medical knowledge and practice. Nonetheless, throughout history, there have been fierce debates over what exactly constitutes materia dietetica (nourishing substances) and materia medica (medicinal substances) and evidence about their effects. Potent Substances engaged historians, anthropologists, scientists and policy-makers in conversation about the boundaries of food and pharmacy in the past, present and what they should look like in the future.

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