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Chinese Visual Festival 2019

The unmissable Chinese Visual Festival is coming to KCL and BFI Southbank from Thursday 2nd to Thursday 9th May 2019. More...

Faces of Hong Kong: New Short Documentary Films

Curated by Tammy Cheung (張虹). Presented by Prof. Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies) in association with Visible Record (Hong Kong)
Time: 6.30 pm, Wednesday 20 March
Place: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
The event is free and open to all, but registration via eventbrite is essential. More...

Call for papers: Healthcare in China, a medical-humanities perspective

Interdisciplinary workshop jointly convened by Oxford Brookes University and Peking University HSBC Business School UK Campus, Friday 14th June 2019. More...

Body Mirrors: transcultural reflections on an Edo medical puppet

An international, interdisciplinary workshop led by Shan JIANG 姜姗 (Peking University; UCL IAS), in conversation with Vivienne Lo (UCL History), Man GU 顾漫 (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; NRI), Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths) and Isabelle Lawrence (Science Museum).

Acu-Moxa and Qi 氣: a UCL IAS Talking Points seminar

with IAS visiting research fellow Dr Shan Jiang 姜姗, and respondents Dr Vivienne Lo and Dr Nancy Holroyde-Downing.

Chinese New Year Festivities

Celebrate the New Year of the Pig with CCHH in the Refectory (UCL Wilkins Building, Lower Ground) on Monday 4 February 2019, from 6pm onwards. More...

Chinese Food Philosophy: A Recipe for Life

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Bee Wilson and Ching-He Huang in conversation with Donald Sloan.

Madness in Paris, Paris in Madness: The City, Emotions and the Insane at the Dawn of Mass Society

A History of Psychological Disciplines Seminar with Professor Jean-Jacques Courtine (University of Auckland, NZ / QMUL.

Administrating Art, History, and Science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang

19 January 2015

A seminar presented by Vivienne Lo (UCL). Research collaboration: Wang Yidan 王一丹 (Peking University) and Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago). Thursday 5 February, 5.30pm.

SAS room 243, 2nd floor, South Block, Senate House.

Part of the IHR series of research seminars on Comparative Histories of Asia:

The Mongol Empire (1206-1368) ruled much of Eurasia and precipitated the largest scale movement of peoples, ideas and practices in the pre-modern world. Comprised at its height of four Mongol khanates – the Yuan in China (1271-1368), the Golden Horde in Russia (1240s-1502), the Chagadai in Central Asia (1225-1607), and the Ilkhans in Iran (1245-1343) – it fostered diverse cultural, political, religious and commercial exchanges.  In these, there was a tension between the drive to develop commensurable art and knowledge that could integrate local cultures into the new world order, and the enduring realities of local cultural identities.
Through the biographies of two men – Rashid al-Din (1247–1318) and Bolad Chengxiang 孛罗丞相 (?-1313) – this presentation aims to bridge discussions about the transfer of visual forms in art, and discussions of how relationships fostered exchanges in astronomy, history, and medicine.


IHR seminars are free and open to all – advance booking is not required.

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