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Thinking Chinese 思華 . 華思

Conference and exhibition, jointly convened by UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity and Ming-Ai (London) Institute in Spring 2015. Podcasts and documents now online!

Isabella Bird (1831–1904): Photographic travels in China

Wednesday 4 November, 5.15pm, Rockefeller 339.
A talk on intrepid travel photographer Isabella Bird and her voyages in late 19th-century China, by travel writer and former Royal Photographic Society curator Deborah Ireland. More...

Medical Humanities in China – conference

An international interdisciplinary conference at Peking University Institute for Medical Humanities, 15-17th October, 2015, jointly convened by UCL and PKU

A unique opportunity to learn Chinese Sign Language at UCL!

学中国手语!Short intensive introductory immersion course spread over 6 days, 13–24 July More...

Hot and Numb! 2000 years of Sichuan pepper

Saturday 13th June, 12.00 midday, The Spice Exchange, Kew Gardens. As part of the Kew Full of Spice Festival 2015, Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will give a presentation on the history of Sichuan pepper, its medical and culinary uses. More...

Film and Discussion: When China Met Africa

Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm, Roberts 106, UCL. FREE – part of UCL Festival of the Arts 2015. Book via Eventbrite.

Lady Precious Stream

A symposium on S. I. Hsiung's 1934 play, and the obstacles to and opportunities for East Asian voices in UK theatre and literature. Monday 18 May, 6.30–8pm, Anatomy JZ Young LT.

Call for Chinese-speaking choral singers!

London Chinese Philharmonic Choir 伦敦华人爱乐合唱团 (LCPC) is looking for additional singers to perform the Yellow River Cantata 黄河大合唱 in September/October 2015. More...

Performance and [dis]ability

7 October 2013

Monday October 7, 5pm, Galton Lecture Theatre. Please join UCL Comparative Literature for a talk by Haiping Yan 颜海平(Shanghai Jiaotong University) on '"My Dream": an Intermedial Turn in Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism'.

Haiping Yan taught at Colorado, Michigan and UCLA, at Cornell's School of Criticism and Theory and as Director of Theatre Studies at Cornell before taking up her current position as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Media and Society at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Her specialties include comparative drama, theatre and multi-media performance, modernist aesthetics and critical theories, transnational studies of theatre and performance, and modern Chinese literary, cultural and social history. She has authored or edited many books, including Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 (2006); Theatre and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama (ed. & intro, 1998); Globalization and the Development of Humanistic Studies (ed., 2006). Her ten-act historical play Li Shimin, Prince of Qin won China's First Prize for Excellence in Drama in 1980. She has long experience in organizing transnational institutional collaborations, especially focused on globalization and comparative humanities.

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