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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.

YiMovi website – live now!

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

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.

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

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...

2017 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase

Modernisation and the Persistence of Traditional Values in China.
Co-organised by Shanghai Art Film Federation and SOAS China Institute. Tues–Fri during Reading Week, 7–10 October. Admission free – no registration required unless otherwise stated. More...

History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar

The uses of ox-bezoar in pre-modern Japan in ritual and medical practices.
Speaker: Dr Benedetta Lomi (University of Bristol).
Time: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.15pm (doors open 6pm).
Place: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Everyone is welcome.

YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities

24 May 2017

A UCL-PKU collaborative event, jointly convened by Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Daniel Vuillermin (PKU). Peking University Medical Campus, 31 May – 2 June 2017.

YiMovi is a new initiative in the ongoing collaboration between PKU and the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH). It aims to raise public awareness of Sinophone film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities, and to explore representations of social and cultural issues related to health, medicine and the body in 20th and 21st century China through the medium of film. 

The YiMovi Film Exhibition 2017 features three films that tackle major challenges in understanding disability in China. Each film will be introduced by the director and/or experts in film studies and healthcare. Together we will explore the visual cultures of sensory perception, and the self-help communities that have (or haven’t) grown up around those that are vulnerable. We will see how film is being mobilised to change public perceptions and focus the attention of policymakers and healthcare administrators, while also crowd-sourcing funding to support the work of those dedicated to making a difference.


Wednesday 31 May 
6:40pm, 4th Floor, Yuejin Hall

Film screening: Wellspring (在一起的时光, 2002, dir. Sha Qing 沙青 with Ji Dan 季丹) .
Introductory Remarks: Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, King's College London, and director Ji Dan 季丹. Followed by Q & A.

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Wellspring screening notes download

Wellspring landscape

Thursday 1 June 
3:00 to 5:00pm, Room 620, Yifu Teaching building 

Workshop: Dumplings (饺子2004, dir. Fruit Chan 陈果). Bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and population health expert Prof. Therese Hesketh (UCL) will lead a debate on reproductive health, abortion, and medical ethics drawing on Fruit Chan's macabre satire.

6:40pm, 4th Floor, Yuejin Hall

· Mini-lecture 1: Prof. Therese Hesketh, UCL Institute for Global Health,
Raising awareness about anti-microbial resistance: a nationwide arts competition for Chinese university students using social media.

· Mini-lecture 2: Prof. Chris Berry, KCL, Blind Massage.

· Film screening: Blind Massage (推拿, 2014, dir. Lou Ye 娄烨).

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Blind Massage screening notes download

Blind massage landscape
Friday 2 June 
6:40pm. Sanjiao, Biochemistry Building

Film Screening: Destiny (喜禾· 珍爱, 2014, dir. Zhang Wei 张唯).   
Comment: Dr Zhang Jing, autism consultant.
Q & A: director Zhang Wei 张唯 and film scholar Patrizia Liberati 李莎.

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Destiny screening notes download

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'Why did I recommend Destiny for Medical Humanities?' by Patrizia Liberati 李莎 download

Destiny landscape

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