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The Cholera Pandemic,Transnational Politics, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia and China, 1960-1965

An IAS Talking Point seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Dr Fang Xiaoping 方小平 and responses from Dr Vivienne Lo  and Dr Andrew Wear.
Time: Wed 20 June 2018, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building)
Registration via Eventbrite.
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Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture 2018

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will be giving the 2nd Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge on Friday 25 May, 4pm. More...

Imagining Chinese Medicine

(edited volume, Vivienne Lo & Penelope Barrett, Brill, 2018) has now been published in Open Access. You can browse or download it at:

MA Dissertation Conference 2018: Transnational Studies and Chinese Health & Humanity

Wednesday 23 May, 09.00–13.00, Room 101, 16–18 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our wonderful students and find out about the breathtaking range of their research! More...

Chinese Visual Festival 2018

Don't miss the 2018 edition of the excellent Chinese Visual Festival – on at KCL and BFI Southbank from 3rd to 6th May before transferring to Edinburgh Filmhouse for 11th–14th May.

China’s visual cultures and the Medical and Health Humanities: launch event

Monday 21 May 2018, 6-9pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Admission by free ticket:

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, CERA-UK Annual Conference 2018

Chinese Education in Global Contexts: Researching the Local, the Global and the ‘Glocal’, 14–15 June 2018, UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2018. More...

PKU-UCL inter-university module in the Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

An inter-university module in the Cross Cultural Medical/Health Humanities, taught by historians, philosophers and global health specialists from PKU and UCL, will run this week at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

24 May 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

Unexpected Film Festival is organised in partnership with UCL CMII. It aims to open up Chinese-language short films to a wider audience in London. Admission to all the films is  free. Free drinks and snacks are also provided.


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May 26 2017, 18:30–21:00

Opening Gala and Festival Short Film Section "Experi-oriental"

The five experimental shorts all challenge traditional ways of filmmaking; breaking through form and ideology and speaking to the contemporary political agenda and gender issues in China, and incorporating Chinese aesthetics. 

Screenings: A Stop in the Mist (dir. Zhang Kang); Planet Unknown (dir. Wang Zixiao); Eat Me (dir. Zheng Xiangtian); Isolated (dir. Liu Yu|);  Ah Q (dir. Liu Ming) 

Opening Party: 19:30 - 21: 00 (Free Drinks and Snacks)

Free Tickets

May 27 2017, 09:30-12:30

Festival Short Film Section "Conversation"

This section focuses on the conflict between the universal phenomenon of the ageing population and traditional Chinese family values. The following shorts present the generational conversations through different ways of communicating. 

Screenings: Telephone (dir. Kang, Sze-wen); The Hospice Care (dir. Guo Dongliang); Filial Piety Award (dir. Chen Jianzhang)

Free Tickets

May 27 2017, 13:30-15:00

Festival Short Film Section "Urbanisation"

Modernised communities are replacing traditional households, and higher educational institutions are replacing private homeschooling. The inevitability of overthrowing traditions/heritage in the process of urbanisation raises the question of whether it is a step towards advancing society or losing the cultural heritage. The following two shorts leave us pondering the meaning of breaking with traditions.

Screenings: Lost Cemeteries (dir. Ying Kuen Ho); Master Lee (dir. Fan Jiangliu)

Special Guest: Dr. Keith Wagner 

Dr Wagner explores the broad cultural and social links between the Global North and Global South, particularly the impacts and transmutations of neoliberal globalisation on cinemas from the United States, Britain, China, South Korea, Chile, Nigeria and South Africa. At the same time Dr Wagner has an intense interest in different national cinemas, comprising another strand of his research output.  

Free Tickets

May 27, 2017, 15:30-18:00

Festival Short Film Section "Power VS Rights"

Are those in power always suppressing others? Are those fighting for rights always right? These two shorts break the conventional wisdom of power and rights by providing new perspectives to think about conscience and morality on the journey of gaining power.

Screenings: Spring in South City (dir. Ling Xi); The Park (dir. Zheng Zhiming) 

Special Guest: Dr. Xiaoning Lu 

Dr. Lu is one of the leading Chinese cinema researchers based in SOAS. Her research focuses on the relationship among the aesthetic, the affective, and the political in the making of modern identities. 

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