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Cross-Cultural Medical Humanities in a Digital World

We are delighted to announce the success of the recent UCL CCHH application for a Wellcome Trust Seed Award (PI: Vivienne Lo).
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Chinoiseries – Art and Fashion

Panel seminar organised by Phoenix TV Art. 20 June 2016, 6.30 pm, Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 4AN.
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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2016

Wednesday 25 May, 2.15–5pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

Summer volunteering placements in rural China

with NGO Dream Corps. Application deadline: 29 February 2016.
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New Chinese Film + Director's Q&A

Daytime screening and discussion of Factory Boss 打工老板 (2014) with director Zhang Wei 张唯 and Chinese film specialist Chris Berry (KCL), Thursday 25 February, 9.30–13.00.
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Di Lu Wins IASTAM Junior Scholar Essay Prize

We are delighted and proud to announce that current CCHH PhD student Di Lu 蘆笛 has been honoured with the IASTAM Charles Leslie Junior Scholar Essay Award for his outstanding paper 'Transnational Circulation of the Knowledge of the Caterpillar Fungus to Early 20th Century'.
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International postgraduate summer school

What Makes us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West, Central European University, Budapest, July 4–15 2016. More...

History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar: Professor Elisabeth Hsu

‘On heart and liver in Chinese and Tibetan medicine: a situated history of not wanting to know’. 19 January 2016, 6pm for 6.15. Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE (map).
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Lecturers

The lecturers for the MA in China: Health and Humanity are all noted experts in their fields from UCL and beyond. Click on their names for more information about their their work.

Dr Vivienne Bradwell is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Law at SOAS.

Dr Joseph Calabrese is a Lecturer in Medical Anthropology and Anthropology of Religion at UCL. Trained in both anthropology and clinical psychology, he is especially interested in interdisciplinary studies.

Dr Michael Clark is Convenor of Medicine on Screen in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King's College, London.

Benny Dembitzer is an international development economist and development consultant. He was a member of the team that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

Prof. Therese Hesketh is Director of Teaching and Learning for the Institute of Global Health at UCL. Her research focuses on population health in China. Her Chinese base is at Zhejiang University, where she has her own research team.

Prof. Jonathan Holmes is Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the multidisciplinary Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC) at UCL.
He has worked extensively in China over the past decade, and is a visiting professor at Lanzhou University.

Dr Paul Kadetz is Convenor and Assistant Professor of Global Public Health at Leiden University College, The Hague. He is also on the faculty of the Global Health programme of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. His interests span public health, traditional medicines and development studies.

Dr Lars Laamann is a Lecturer in the History of China in the Department of History at SOAS. His research interests include medicine, drugs and healing.

Patrizia Liberati (Peking University) is a film specialist and award-winning literary translator, well known for her translations of the novels of Nobel laureate Mo Yan 莫言. Her current research concerns Chinese Film Adaptations and the Body.

Prof. CJ Lim 林純正 is Professor of Architecture and Cultural Design, and Vice-Dean of International Development at the Bartlett, UCL. He is also the founding director of Studio 8 Architects, with recent eco-cities planning and architecture commissions from the Chinese and Korean Governments.

Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 is the Director of CCHH. She lectures in the History of Asian Medicine and Classical Chinese medicine at UCL. Her own research focuses on the social and cultural origins of acupuncture and therapeutic exercise and the transmission of knowledge along the so-called Silk Roads.

Prof. Hugh Montgomery is Chair of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL and Head of the  UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance. A true polymath, he is also an expert on climate change and its impact on human health. He founded Project Genie to  inform young people about climate change.

Dr Jackie Morris was until recently based in the UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health. She is an expert on aging and care for the elderly.

Dr Aaron Parkhurst is a UCL Teaching Fellow in Medical Anthropology. His research focuses on the ways in which identity is constructed in the United Arab Emirates in the face of religion, rapid development, health systems, technology, and immigration.

Dr Wang Tao 汪涛, former Chair of the China Research Centre at SOAS, is now Pritzker Chair of Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an archaeologist and art historian.

Zhao Chenyue has substantial experience in health systems research and child wellbeing studies. He is currently pursuing PhD research at UCL in the psychosocial wellbeing of left-behind children in rural China, and the feasibility of an intervention program providing community care.

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