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Medical Humanities in China

an international interdisciplinary conference at Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, 15-17th October, 2015.
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Published: May 6, 2015 12:38:35 PM

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. More...

Published: Apr 26, 2015 3:39:38 PM

2015 Chinese Visual Festival

The 5th Annual Chinese Visual Festival will take place 7th to 22nd May 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, showcasing documentary, fiction and experimental video art from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and beyond.  
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Published: Apr 26, 2015 1:12:06 PM

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...

Published: Apr 26, 2015 12:10:15 AM

Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31/03–12/05 2015)

Venue: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building,
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Published: Feb 26, 2015 11:06:11 AM

Patrizia Liberati 李莎

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Patrizia Liberati graduated in Chinese studies from SOAS in 1990. Since then she has lived in Beijing, and for the last twenty-three years she has been working for the Cultural Office of the Italian Embassy. She holds an MA in Comparative Theatre Studies from the Chinese Central Academy of Drama and is currently enrolled on a collaborative PhD programme at Beijing University and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre  Arts. Her PhD research concerns Chinese Film Adaptations and the Body.

She is consultant and lead lecturer on the unique course Chinese Film and the Body offered on our MA programme, China: Health and Humanity.

During 2012 she was the main consultant on the Centre’s response to UCL’s Grand Challenges programme. We showed four films related to the UCL Grand Challenges themes: Gu Changwei’s Love for Life, Gu Chuan’s Kekexili, Wei Te-sheng’s Warriors of the Rainbow, and Zhang Meng’s The Piano in the Factory, with Q & As with the directors. For UCL’s 2013 Festival of the Arts, on 14th May, she arranged a showing of Xu Haofeng’s The Sword Identity, followed by a discussion with the director about the changing representation of the body in martial arts films.

Patrizia is also an award-winning literary translator, best known for her translations of the novels of Nobel laureate Mo Yan 莫言.

Liberati translation conference
Selected translations

Mo Yan 莫言, ll supplizio del legno di sandalo [檀香刑/Sandalwood Death] (Torino: Einaudi, 2005).
Yan Lianke 阎连科, Servire il popolo [为人民服务/Serve the People] (Torino: Einaudi, 2006).
Mo Yan, Le sei reincarnazioni di Ximen Nao [生死疲劳/Life and Death are Wearing me out] (Torino: Einaudi, 2009) – Premio Elsa Morante.
Mo Yan, Cambiamenti [变/Change] (Roma: Nottetempo, 2011).
Mo Yan, Le rane [蛙/Frog] (Torino: Einaudi, 2013).

Currently translating

Liu Zhenyun 刘震云, Io sono Liu Yuejin [我叫刘跃进/My name is Liu Yuejin] (Milano: Metropoli d'Asia, forthcoming 2014).
Mo Yan, Quarantuno colpi [四十一炮/Pow!] (Torino: Einaudi, forthcoming 2016).

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