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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:
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004366183
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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.
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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:
https://cchh-book-website-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
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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.
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YiMovi website – live now!

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

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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