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The Cholera Pandemic,Transnational Politics, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia and China, 1960-1965

An IAS Talking Point seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Dr Fang Xiaoping 方小平 and responses from Dr Vivienne Lo  and Dr Andrew Wear.
Time: Wed 20 June 2018, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building)
Registration via Eventbrite.
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Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture 2018

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will be giving the 2nd Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge on Friday 25 May, 4pm. More...

Imagining Chinese Medicine

(edited volume, Vivienne Lo & Penelope Barrett, Brill, 2018) has now been published in Open Access. You can browse or download it at:
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004366183
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MA Dissertation Conference 2018: Transnational Studies and Chinese Health & Humanity

Wednesday 23 May, 09.00–13.00, Room 101, 16–18 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our wonderful students and find out about the breathtaking range of their research! More...

Chinese Visual Festival 2018

Don't miss the 2018 edition of the excellent Chinese Visual Festival – on at KCL and BFI Southbank from 3rd to 6th May before transferring to Edinburgh Filmhouse for 11th–14th May.
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China’s visual cultures and the Medical and Health Humanities: launch event

Monday 21 May 2018, 6-9pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Admission by free ticket:
https://cchh-book-website-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, CERA-UK Annual Conference 2018

Chinese Education in Global Contexts: Researching the Local, the Global and the ‘Glocal’, 14–15 June 2018, UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2018. More...

PKU-UCL inter-university module in the Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

An inter-university module in the Cross Cultural Medical/Health Humanities, taught by historians, philosophers and global health specialists from PKU and UCL, will run this week at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.
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The Silent Teacher

24 September 2017

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).

A moving and intellectually provocative documentary on body donation from the perspective of one donor’s family, directed by Maso Chen 陳志漢 and produced by Ging Lee 李孟津 .

Plus video Q&A with the director, and panel discussion with Professor Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies), Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 (UCL History) and Dr James Wilson (UCL Philosophy).

Admission by free ticket:
https://ucl-cchh_silent_teacher.eventbrite.co.uk


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Synopsis

When is a corpse not a corpse? Perhaps when she is your teacher, or your wife. The Silent Teacher is a lesson in how to negotiate between the corporeal connection with a deceased loved one and a commitment to medical research.

The body of Hsu Yu-e 徐玉娥 (the 'Silent Teacher' of the title) has been donated to the College of Medicine at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei after her death from cancer. Her husband Lin Hui-tsung 林惠宗 expresses his continued respect and affection for his wife by bringing her news of the family, caressing her and brushing her hair, as though keeping her dead body alive through the year-long embalming process. Maso Chen follows Mr Lin on his journey as he deals with his grief, with his troubled family, with anatomy professors and morgue workers. In parallel, the students for whom Mrs Lin becomes a ‘Silent Teacher’ ('Dati laoshi' 大體老師) embark on a journey that not only teaches them anatomy, but also engages them with Taiwanese customs and beliefs about life and the nature of the soul. Matter-of-fact and understated in tone, Maso Chen’s first full-length documentary is both moving and intellectually provocative.

Director Maso Chen (Chen Zhihan 陳志漢)

Maso Chen began his career in community development. He believes that the visual medium is the most effective way to change the world and focuses on the creation of visual work that will have a positive social impact. In addition to being a cinematographer and a director, he co-founded The Classic Vision Co. Ltd with fellow film director and frequent collaborator Wuna Wu (Wu Tairen 吴汰紝).

Chen Maso




Trailer

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQjk4IFqhdwbDY5ZFlrUnotbW8/view

From the Chinese Press

Taipei Times:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2017/03/30/2003667728/1

South China Morning Post:

http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2110861/film-about-taiwanese-family-donating-body-dissection-required

http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2111036/film-review-silent-teacher-new-light-shed-body-donation-science

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