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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.

YiMovi website – live now!

Our new website YiMovi/医学仁康: Chinese film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities – is live now at More...

China's first Medical Humanities summit

On December 23rd 2017, China’s First Medical Humanities summit was held at Peking University, hosted by PKU’s Institute for Medical Humanities, partner department of UCL CCHH.

UCL-PKU dual degree officially launched

In November 2017 Peking University (PKU) and UCL formally agreed a Dual Degree programme (five-year integrated Master's degree) in the Medical Humanities.

Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: Ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.00pm) during term-time, 14 November 2017 to 6 February 2018, Room 215, Foster Court. More...

2017 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase

Modernisation and the Persistence of Traditional Values in China.
Co-organised by Shanghai Art Film Federation and SOAS China Institute. Tues–Fri during Reading Week, 7–10 October. Admission free – no registration required unless otherwise stated. More...

Summer volunteering placements in rural China

10 February 2016

with NGO Dream Corps. Application deadline: 29 February 2016.

For full details, please visit and download the Call for Applications:
Call for Applications, Chinese version
Call for Applications, English version

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Volunteer in Rural China this Summer

for libraries and reading education

May 18 – June 19, 2016

Apply online @ by Feb 29, 2016

Let Reading Inspire

Dream Corps is an international NGO founded in 2004 in North Carolina, USA, which aims to address the problem of education inequality in China by working closely with local governments, schools, educators, communities, and parents to set up libraries, provide quality books, and run reading activities to cultivate the interest and ability for self-guided learning in rural China.

Dream Corps is recruiting about 60 international volunteers to participate in its 2016 Summer Volunteer Program in rural schools and villages of China. Volunteers will take part in activities that include:

  • Establishing and developing libraries: decorations, cataloguing books, electronic cataloguing system set-ups, and library policy-making.
  • Reading programs: 'Library Month', 'Reading Aloud', 'Science and Reading', English Reading, and crafts.
  • Understanding and learning from locals: communicating with the local teachers, home visits, community research, and promoting reading in the community.

The program consists of 1 month of online training in April (3 hours per session, 1 session per week); 4 days of on-site training in Beijing; 4 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites; and 2 days of concluding forum back in Beijing.

Please read the 'Call for Application' PDF and visit the website at for more information. For additional questions regarding the application and volunteer selection process, please contact

Xiaoruo Gai
Let Reading Inspire!

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