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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).

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.

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...

Thinking Chinese 思華 . 華思

Podcasts and documents now online, for this conference and exhibition, jointly convened by UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity and Ming-Ai (London) Institute in Spring 2015. More...

Summer volunteering placements in rural China

with NGO Dream Corps. Application deadline: 29 February 2016.

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.

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'.

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...

HISTGC01 Core Course Timetable and Lecturers

Course Convenor: Vivienne Lo

Room G03, 23 Gordon Square         tel. 020 7679 3605
Office hours: Wednesday 10–11am

Acting Course Convenor 2015-16: Michael Clark (King's College London)
Office hours: tba

HISTGC01, An Interdisciplinary Approach to China: Health and Humanity (2015-16)

Tuesdays 24pm, various venues

The Core Course is a twenty-hour module taught in two hour slots through the first term. These will be delivered by specialists in different fields critical to the interdisciplinary understanding of health. Some of the lecturers will be China specialists. Others, such as experts in global health and geriatrics, will be leaders in their field. The second hour will be held in seminar style with presentation and discussion of relevant secondary literature in English and Chinese as it relates to China.

The educational aim of the Core course most closely reflects the aims of the overall programme for MA Chinese Health and Humanity. That is, the students will develop expertise in a range of approaches to health and well-being. With each session split into two parts with a taught element and a seminar element, the course invites immediate application of each of the approaches modelled to health in China and the impact of China, historically and in the present day, on health around the world.

Preparation for the seminars will require a substantial amount of research and reading, and the seminars themselves will encourage student participation with rigorous presentation and analysis of evidence according to individual disciplines. The students will learn to integrate disciplines in research and analysis of their chosen subject.


Lecturer Title Location
Week 1
Tues 6 October
Michael Clark
Orientation: Medical Humanities and China
Room B03, 16-18 Gordon Square unless otherwise stated
Week 2
Tues 13 October

Benny Dembitzer

(with Andrew Wear)

Sleepwalking into Global Famine
Week 3
Tues 20 October
CJ Lim (with Andrew Wear)
Sustainable Cities  
Week 4
Tues 27 Oct
Aaron Parkhurst (with Michael Clark)
Anthropology and Health  
Week 5
3 November
Hugh Montgomery (with Michael Clark) Climate Change  
9–13 Nov Reading Week    
Week 6
Tues 17 November
Michael Clark Film and the Medical Humanities  
Week 7
Tues 24 Nov

Vivienne Bradwell

(with Michael Clark)

Emerging Issues in Law and Health  
Week 8
Tues 1 Dec
Zhao Chenyue (with Michael Clark) Understanding Frailty  
Week 9
Tues 8 Dec
Zhao Chenyue (with Michael Clark) Population Health R
Week 10
Tues 15 Dec
Zhao Chenyue (with Michael Clark) Health Systems  

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