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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.

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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