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Medical Humanities in China – conference

An international interdisciplinary conference at Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, 15-17th October, 2015, jointly convened by UCL and PKU

A unique opportunity to learn Chinese Sign Language at UCL!

学中国手语!Short intensive introductory immersion course spread over 6 days, 13–24 July More...

Hot and Numb! 2000 years of Sichuan pepper

Saturday 13th June, 12.00 midday, The Spice Exchange, Kew Gardens. As part of the Kew Full of Spice Festival 2015, Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will give a presentation on the history of Sichuan pepper, its medical and culinary uses. More...

Film and Discussion: When China Met Africa

Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm, Roberts 106, UCL. FREE – part of UCL Festival of the Arts 2015. Book via Eventbrite.

Lady Precious Stream

A symposium on S. I. Hsiung's 1934 play, and the obstacles to and opportunities for East Asian voices in UK theatre and literature. Monday 18 May, 6.30–8pm, Anatomy JZ Young LT.

Call for Chinese-speaking choral singers!

London Chinese Philharmonic Choir 伦敦华人爱乐合唱团 (LCPC) is looking for additional singers to perform the Yellow River Cantata 黄河大合唱 in September/October 2015. More...

5th Annual Chinese Visual Festival

7–22 May 2015, at King’s College London, BFI Southbank, Bertha DocHouse and Chelsea College of Arts. The festival will welcome to London some of the most exciting directors currently working in Chinese-language cinema and art. More...

The Chinese Erhu during the First World War

An evening of performance and discussion with Dr Colin Huehns. Friday 8th May, 7pm, UCL South Cloisters More...


Forbidden City, Beijing



  • The Lecturers for the MA in China: Health and Humanity are all highly regarded experts in their fields. Read more about them here.

Research students

  • David Dear
    Self-cultivation and the formation of identity in Early Modern China
  • Nancy Holroyde-Downing
    Mysteries of the Tongue: the Invention of a Diagnostic Tradition in Chinese Medicine
  • Dolly Yang 楊德秀
    An exploration of the significance of the Daoyin [therapeutic, 'leading and guiding'] exercises in Zhubing Yuanhou Lun 諸病源候論
  • Takaki Nishiyama
    The International Leviathan: The British Imperial Institution and the East Asian Ab-intra States System, 1842-1943
  • Di Lu (beginning 2013)
    The construction of knowledge of fungi in Chinese medicine

Visiting scholars

  • Lijuan Hu 扈李娟, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou China (also an Honorary Research Associate of UCL)
  • Yan Liu 刘焱, Harvard University
  • Dr Becky Chou 周珮琪, China Medical University, Taiwan

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