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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...

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.
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The Silent Teacher

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). More...

YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities


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. More...

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

Professor Ma Kanwen


After graduating from the former Yenching University, Professor Ma worked as an Assistant Editor for China Bulletin of New Medicine at the Peking Medical College in 1951. In 1954, he became a premier researcher in the department for the History of Medicine at the Central Academy of Health.

Ma Kanwen

In 1955 he was transferred to the Institute for the History of Chinese Medicine and Medical Literature at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he was promoted to Professor. After coming to Britain, from 1987 to the present, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Senior Research Fellow of the Joint Department of Human Sciences and Medical Ethics at the London Hospital Medical College, and Guest Professor of the Institute for the History of Medicine, Vienna University. He served as a council member to several professional organisations, including the International Society of Medical History, and the Standing Committee for the Translation and Publication of Joseph Needham's Works. He served as a member of Editorial committees to several journals, including the Chinese Journal of Medical History; Acupuncture in Medicine.

He has lectured worldwide and is currently Honorary Senior Adviser to the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK), Senior Adviser to the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and Adviser to the China National Committee for the Standardisation of English Translation of Chinese Medical Terms. As an author, co-author or co-compiler, he has published twelve books and dictionaries and 160 articles on Chinese medicine and history of Chinese medicine.

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