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Chinese film – Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e 嫦娥), dir. Zou Peng 邹鹏, 2011

Time: Thursday 29 May 2014, 6.30–8.30pm. Place: Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre. Part of the excellent UCL Festival of the Arts (27-30 May 2014). Register now on Eventbrite. More...

Published: Apr 14, 2014 10:42:42 PM

Twelve Scholars of the Bamboo Grove

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...
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Published: Apr 11, 2014 11:33:19 AM

Imagining Chinese Medicine: Medical illustration from Han tombs to contemporary Comics.

The final lecture in the SOAS East Asia Art & Archaeology Research Seminar series will be given by Dr Vivienne Lo of UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity. She will present her work on Chinese medical illustrations.
Time: Friday, 21st March 2014, 3 pm.
Place: Room B111 (1st floor), Brunei Gallery, SOAS. All welcome.
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Published: Mar 14, 2014 7:28:32 PM

China and Freedom of Speech: new systems for the accountability of the press. An evening with John Kampfner

6th March 2014, panel discussion hosted by UCL’s China Centre for Health and Humanity and Centre for Transnational History and sponsored by UCL Grand Challenges (ii) and the UCL Institute for Human Rights.
Read all about it: Report by Dylan Brethour, PG History student. More...

Published: Mar 14, 2014 6:13:30 PM

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities workshop

In the context of the UCL initiative for the creation of a Chinese Medical Humanities, on the 22nd and 23rd of February the collaborate workshop (with Peking University [PKU] Institute of Medical Humanities and King's College London [KCL]) convened international experts to reflect on the use of film in teaching the Medical Humanities.  More...

Published: Mar 4, 2014 4:59:57 PM

Martial arts film: The Sword Identity

8 April 2013

Tuesday 14th May, 6.30pm,  Lecture Theatre 1.03, Malet Place Engineering Building.
Part of the UCL Festival of the Arts

Free tickets available from:
http://the-sword-identity.eventbrite.com/#


As a continuation of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH) Festival of Film and the Body, we present The Sword Identity 倭寇的踪迹 (2011), directed by Xu Haofeng 徐浩峰, one of China’s cutting edge young directors, and writer and lecturer at Beijing Film Academy.

The Sword Identity


In the postmodern world of martial arts,  Xu’s debut film turns his novella of the same name into a film that is  ‘both a homage to and a comic deconstruction of the Chinese and Japanese martial arts traditions’ (Kraicer, Cinemascope). This is a beautifully shot epic which draws on earlier generations of martial arts films with wit and artistry. Illustrating the complexities of wuxia society, the film contains a visual analysis of the subtle dynamics of combat chivalry and simultaneously captures the philosophy behind the skill of the swordsman.

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