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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...

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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