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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. https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/healthcare-in-china---a-medical-humanities-perspective/ 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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

2 February 2017

Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building

Dumplings are traditional fare at Chinese New Year. Tonight this film offers them up with a macabre twist. Fruit Chan’s social satire on taboo topics of cannibalism and abortion could not be more topical in this New Year season.

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Auntie Mei, a former abortionist from the PRC, is sixty going on sixteen on account of her longevity dumplings. Now living in Hong Kong, she turns her skills to good profit serving them up to Mrs Li, an aging former television actress, who is trying to stay young and keep control of her philandering husband.

The film presses many buttons about the excessive extremes of Chinese medical foodways, and brings into sharp focus underlying tensions between China and Hong Kong.

After the film some of the key ethical issues at stake will be discussed by Professor Cong Yali, PKU, Vivienne Lo, UCL and Patrizia Liberati.

Cong Yali, Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, PKU, is one of the leading bioethicists in China and has published widely in both Chinese and international journals.

Patrizia Liberati is a Beijing-based China film specialist, award-winning translator of contemporary Chinese literature, and editor (with Silvia Pozzi), of Caratteri – journal of Chinese contemporary literature in Italian translation (Beijing: People's Literature Press).

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