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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.
Download a flyer here.

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.

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

17 April 2018

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

  • What can the Sinophone world offer to the Medical and Health Humanities?
  • What can the Medical and Health Humanities offer to China?

UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies is hosting a double launch of two CCHH publications concerned with the history of China’s visual cultures and the Medical and Health Humanities: the edited volume Imagining Chinese Medicine (Vivienne Lo and Penelope Barrett eds, Brill 2018) and the website YiMovi, live now at:

There will be wine, food and live entertainment as well as presentations by the authors and other contributors.

Imagining Chinese Medicine is the fruit of a long-term collaborative project between scholars at UCL, the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (中国中医科学院) and Peking University (PKU). In 36 chapters, it takes the reader on a remarkable journey through the history of medical illustration in China, from the imaging of a classical medicine, to instructional manuals for bone-setting, to advertising and comic books of the Yellow Emperor. By putting images, their power and their travels at the centre of the analysis, it reveals many new and exciting dimensions to the history of medicine and embodiment, and challenges eurocentric histories.

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YiMovi – the website for Chinese film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities – is conceived and curated by an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars and cinephiles mainly from PKU and UCL, all involved for many years in teaching Medical/Health Humanities to Chinese students.

It grows out of our shared interest in the moving image as a pedagogical tool, and as a source of new local and transnational perspectives on medicine, health and the body.

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Both projects have been generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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