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Scholarships to study Chinese in China – deadline 13 Feb, 9am

Visit the UCL Global blog for details of the Chinese Government Scholarship scheme.
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Yenching scholarship deadline 31 January 2017.

There's still time to apply for the fully funded 1-year interdisciplinary Master’s programme in China Studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. More...

Chinese film evening, 24/01/2017:  East Palace, West Palace 东宫西宫 (1996).

East Palace, West Palace aka Behind the Forbidden City, by controversial independent director Zhang Yuan 张元, was the first Chinese feature film to deal overtly with gay life in the PRC.
Time: Tuesday 24 January, 6.30pm
Place: IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building
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Sense and Sensation Seminar: Sense and Sensuality in Ancient China

Thursday 19 January 2017, 4pm.
IAS Common Ground (Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building
).  Speaker: Vivienne Lo, UCL CCHH. More...

Chinese film evening, 17/01/2017:  Inner Senses (Yidu kongjian 异度空间), dir. Law Chi-leung (Luo Zhiliang) 罗志良, 2002.

A Hong Kong psychological horror movie starring Leslie Cheung (Zhang Guorong 张国荣), exploring themes of hallucination, clinical depression, psychological trauma and suicide.  More...

Chinese film evening, 10/01/2017:  Mother (Mama 妈妈), dir. Zhang Yuan 张元, 1990.

The film that inaugurated the 'Sixth Generation' of Chinese cinema. More...

Chinese film evening, 29/11: Woman Demon Human 人鬼情

Based on the life and career of Pei Yanling 裴艳玲 – a famous female performer of male roles in Hebei opera –  Huang Shuqin's 黄蜀芹 extraordinary Woman Demon Human (Ren gui qing 人鬼情, 1987) has been acclaimed as China's first feminist film. More...

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.30pm) during term-time, 15 November 2016 to 7 February 2017, IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

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Potent Substances: On the Boundaries of Food and Medicine

3 November 2011

Lectures from the Potent Substances Conference (13-15 September 2010), convened by Dr Vivienne Lo and Professor Tilli Tansey. are now on YouTube.

The author of the Hippocratic treatise ‘Ancient Medicine’ deemed medicine a branch of food and highlighted culinary practice as foundational to medical knowledge and practice. Nonetheless, throughout history, there have been fierce debates over what exactly constitutes materia dietetica (nourishing substances) and materia medica (medicinal substances) and evidence about their effects. Potent Substances engaged historians, anthropologists, scientists and policy-makers in conversation about the boundaries of food and pharmacy in the past, present and what they should look like in the future.

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