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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.

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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