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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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YiMovi website – live now!

Our new website YiMovi/医学仁康: Chinese film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities – is live now at yimovi.com. More...

China's first Medical Humanities summit

On December 23rd 2017, China’s First Medical Humanities summit was held at Peking University, hosted by PKU’s Institute for Medical Humanities, partner department of UCL CCHH.
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UCL-PKU dual degree officially launched

In November 2017 Peking University (PKU) and UCL formally agreed a Dual Degree programme (five-year integrated Master's degree) in the Medical Humanities.
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Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite
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Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: Ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.00pm) during term-time, 14 November 2017 to 6 February 2018, Room 215, Foster Court. More...

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


Silent Teacher1

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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