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Thinking Chinese Gala Dinner, 31/03

Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL present a Gala Fundraising Dinner in aid of Camden Chinese Community Centre.
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Published: Feb 26, 2015 11:06:26 AM

Thinking Chinese Conference (31/03–1/04 2015) 思華 · 華思

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary conference convened by UCL and Ming-Ai (London) Institute. More...

Published: Feb 26, 2015 11:06:48 AM

Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31/03–12/05 2015)

Venue: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building,
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Published: Feb 26, 2015 11:06:11 AM

Administrating Art, History, and Science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang

A seminar presented by Vivienne Lo (UCL). Research collaboration: Wang Yidan 王一丹 (Peking University) and Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago). Thursday 5 February, 5.30pm.
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Published: Jan 19, 2015 12:50:19 AM

University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre Seminar

Hong Kong as a Political Community: Sense of Belonging and Personal Expressions. Speaker: Professor Pang Laikwan, Discussants: Dr Shao Jiang, Tim Zihong Yue. Tuesday 18 Nov. 5.30-7.30pm. More...

Published: Nov 15, 2014 3:47:45 PM

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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