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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
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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...

History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar

The uses of ox-bezoar in pre-modern Japan in ritual and medical practices.
Speaker: Dr Benedetta Lomi (University of Bristol).
Time: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.15pm (doors open 6pm).
Place: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Everyone is welcome.
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The Silent Teacher

Film screening, 18 October 2017, 7pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. European première of The Silent Teacher 那個靜默的陽光午後 (Taiwan, 2016). More...

YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities


A UCL-PKU collaborative event, jointly convened by Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Daniel Vuillermin (PKU). Peking University Medical Campus, 31 May – 2 June 2017. More...

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities workshop

4 March 2014

In the context of the UCL initiative for the creation of a Chinese Medical Humanities, on the 22nd and 23rd February,2014, the collaborate workshop (with Peking University [PKU] Institute of Medical Humanities and King's College London [KCL]) convened international experts to reflect on the use of film in teaching the Medical Humanities. 

Chinese Film and Medical Humanities workshop crop

Building on the experience of an existing UCL/PKU course on Film and the Body taught together with experts across the three institutions, we explored the potential of film for speaking to the challenges of the discipline. The workshop anticipates a larger conference to be held across the institutions involved, looking at the future of the teaching of Medical Humanities in and about China and what it can contribute to the wider field.* It is envisaged that the proceedings of both workshop and conference will generate publications and online open access teaching materials.

*Medical Humanities in China, Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, University Health Science Center 15-17th October, 2015, Convenors Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL). Download a flyer here.

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities
Workshop programme

Saturday 22nd February 2014, Garwood Lecture Theatre UCL


9am Welcome Address


9.15–1.00: Old Age and Dying

Patrizia Liberati
(PKU/Italian Embassy) presents Gaosu tamen, wo cheng baihe qu le 告诉他们,我乘白鹤去了  (Fly with the Crane), directed by Li Ruijun 李睿珺, 2012.
Michael Clarke (KCL) presents Feiyue laoren yuan飞越老人院 (Full Circle: no home for old men), directed by Zhang Yang 张扬, 2011.
Guo Liping
(PKU) presents Sha sheng杀生 (Design of Death), directed by Guan Hu 管虎, 2011.

Lunch

2.003.30 Medical Hagiographies
Marta Hanson (John Hopkins) on Wu Youke
Vivienne Lo (UCL) on Bianque and Hua Tuo
Penelope Barrett (UCL) on Li Shizhen

3.30–5.30: Disability
Lai Lili (PKU) presents Suan Ming 算命 (Fortune Teller), directed by Xu Tong, 2010.
Patrizia Liberati
presents Gan qing dong wu 感情動物 ( Sentimental Animal) written and directed by Quan Wu, 2011.

6.00: The Comodified Body: Prostitution in Amoy
Patrizia Liberati presents Chang’e嫦娥 (Sauna on the Moon), directed by Zou Peng, 2011. This film has not passed the Chinese censors and is shown with special permission of the directors and distributors.

Dinner for Participants 9pm @ China City, Upper Woburn Place (just north of Russell Square)


Sunday 23rd February 2014, Garwood Lecture Theatre UCL


9.00 – 12.30: Pathologising the Male Body

Derek Hird
(U. of Westminster) presents Donggong xigong 東宮西宮 (East Palace, West Palace), directed by Zhang Yuan.
Howard Chiang
(U. of Warwick) presents on剑雨 Jianyu (Reign of Assassins), 2010, directed by John Woo and 龍門飛甲 Longmen feijia (The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate), directed by Tsui Hark and Jacob Cheung, 2011.
Hongwei Bao
(U. of Nottingham) presents Shenglai tongzhi 生来同志 (Cures that Kill), directed by Xiaogang Wei, 2011.  

12.30– 1.30 Acupuncture Anaesthesia
Leon Rocha (Cambridge University) presents Wuying deng xia song yinzhen无影灯下颂银针 (Song of Acupuncture Treatment), directed by Sang Hu 桑弧 (1916-2004), 1974 with reference to Chung Kuo 中國 (China) directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1974.

Lunch

2.30-3.15 Hong Kong's James Bond: How a Chinese Male Gynaecologist and Female Hua Tuo Play with Chinese Medicine and Masculinity
Marta Hanson presents Tainei mishen linglingfa大內密探零零發 (Forbidden City Cops lit. the Imperial Secret Agent 008), directed by Stephen Chow 1996 (Hong Kong) and Guochan linglingqi國產零零漆 (From Beijing with Love/lit. Made in China: 008), directed by Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen and Law Ka-Ying, 1994.  

3.15 – 4.15 The Forensic Gaze
Vivienne Lo
presents Wuxia 武俠 (Dragon), directed by Peter Chan, 2011.

4.15-5.15 Student Presentations

5.15 Roundtable: On the role of film in translating the MHs into practice
Chair: Asher Tlalim (NFTS)

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