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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. Time: 6:00–8:00pm, Tuesday 19 February 2019. Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building). Further details here.

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, Wednesday 16 , January 2019, 6.30–8.30pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP.
Book via Eventbrite. Free tickets for students.

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.
Time: Mon 19 November 2018, 18:00 – 19:30.
Place: SELCS Common Room, G24 Foster Court, Malet Place.
Registration via Eventbrite:


Movement Matters: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Avant-Garde

A workshop-performance event to mark the paperback edition of Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith, The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia (Bloomsbury, December 2018).
Time: Saturday 1 December 2018, 2:00–6:00pm.
Place:  IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building).
Registration via Eventbrite:

Longing For Rain: Spectral lovers and the new urban spaces of middle-class Beijing

A UCL Health Humanities seminar with Vivienne Lo and Nashuyuan Wang.
Time: Thursday 15 November,  6.15–7.15pm.
Place: SELCS Common Room, G24 Foster Court, Malet Place More...

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...

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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