China and Freedom of Speech: new systems for the accountability of the press – An evening with John Kampfner
6th March 2014, 6.30pm
Gustave Tuck LT, UCL
Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8973007507
UCL’s China Centre for Health and Humanity and Centre for Transnational History invite you to an evening with John Kampfner, ex editor of the New Statesman and a high-profile author, broadcaster and commentator.
Published: Nov 8, 2013 2:00:43 PM
Our final Chinese film of the term is an unconventional martial arts drama.
Time: Tuesday 10th December, 7pm. Place: Room 107, 25 Gordon Square.
Free tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/9720609605 More...
Published: Nov 4, 2013 1:34:35 PM
Double congratulations to CCHH MA alumna You Min, who has just embarked on a PhD degree in Chinese Language Globalization Studies at Minzu University of China 中央民族大学 after being awarded a fully funded UCL Chinese Government Scholarship. More...
Published: Oct 8, 2013 5:11:30 PM
Monday October 7, 5pm, Galton Lecture Theatre. Please join UCL Comparative Literature for a talk by Haiping Yan 颜海平(Shanghai Jiaotong University) on '"My Dream": an Intermedial Turn in Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism'. More...
Published: Oct 7, 2013 11:48:55 AM
Published: Sep 29, 2013 2:28:08 PM
Mysteries of the Tongue: the Invention of a Diagnostic Tradition in Chinese Medicine
My PhD, whose working title is "Mysteries of the Tongue: the invention of a diagnostic tradition in Chinese medicine" investigates the circumstances that gave rise to tongue inspection becoming a pervasive element of diagnosis in Chinese traditional medicine.
Although a systematised and illustrated text on tongue diagnosis was available from at least the 14th century, case records of renowned physicians working as recently as the 19 th century appear to make little use of it. My research will examine the relationship of tongue diagnosis to the periods of epidemic disease which ravaged southern China during the Ming Dynasty [1368-1644 CE] and the possibility that its emergence as a regional discipline among Southern Qing Dynasty [1644-1911] authors is related to the fact that febrile illness is reflected in rapid changes in the quality of the tongue.
Additionally, I will explore
developments in the late Qing and early Republican period, during which
time the gaze of the new 'scientific' medicine from the west resonated
in the innovation of anatomically correct tongue illustrations in
medical texts. Unlike the art of Pulse Diagnosis, the tongue is
objective and observable. I will examine how this fact made tongue
diagnosis amenable to both biomedicine and the institutional
structures of the new Academies of Traditional Medicine being
established in the People's Republic.
Having been a practitioner of Chinese traditional medicine for the past 20 years. I am also interested in the relevance of the historical development of diagnostic techniques to contemporary practice - in particular, the ways in which authors of 'new' diagnostic methods within a traditional medicine are in constant dialogue with the theories articulated in classical texts.
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