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Thinking Chinese 思華 . 華思

Conference and exhibition, jointly convened by UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity and Ming-Ai (London) Institute in Spring 2015. Podcasts and documents now online!

Isabella Bird (1831–1904): Photographic travels in China

Wednesday 4 November, 5.15pm, Rockefeller 339.
A talk on intrepid travel photographer Isabella Bird and her voyages in late 19th-century China, by travel writer and former Royal Photographic Society curator Deborah Ireland. More...

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...


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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