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Chinese Visual Festival 2019

The unmissable Chinese Visual Festival is coming to KCL and BFI Southbank from Thursday 2nd to Thursday 9th May 2019. More...

Faces of Hong Kong: New Short Documentary Films

Curated by Tammy Cheung (張虹). Presented by Prof. Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies) in association with Visible Record (Hong Kong)
Time: 6.30 pm, Wednesday 20 March
Place: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
The event is free and open to all, but registration via eventbrite is essential. More...

Call for papers: Healthcare in China, a medical-humanities perspective

Interdisciplinary workshop jointly convened by Oxford Brookes University and Peking University HSBC Business School UK Campus, Friday 14th June 2019. More...

Body Mirrors: transcultural reflections on an Edo medical puppet

An international, interdisciplinary workshop led by Shan JIANG 姜姗 (Peking University; UCL IAS), in conversation with Vivienne Lo (UCL History), Man GU 顾漫 (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; NRI), Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths) and Isabelle Lawrence (Science Museum).

Acu-Moxa and Qi 氣: a UCL IAS Talking Points seminar

with IAS visiting research fellow Dr Shan Jiang 姜姗, and respondents Dr Vivienne Lo and Dr Nancy Holroyde-Downing.

Chinese New Year Festivities

Celebrate the New Year of the Pig with CCHH in the Refectory (UCL Wilkins Building, Lower Ground) on Monday 4 February 2019, from 6pm onwards. More...

Chinese Food Philosophy: A Recipe for Life

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Bee Wilson and Ching-He Huang in conversation with Donald Sloan.

Madness in Paris, Paris in Madness: The City, Emotions and the Insane at the Dawn of Mass Society

A History of Psychological Disciplines Seminar with Professor Jean-Jacques Courtine (University of Auckland, NZ / QMUL.

University of Westminster Contemporary China Centre Seminar

15 November 2014

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.

Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW

Hong Kong

Non-University of Westminster attendees should register with Helena Scott at

The talk is organized into three sections. First it lays out some historical background explaining how community-based activism developed in Hong Kong in the last few years and how these events escalated in size and scope of influences. Second it explains the logic of the original “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” movement before it actually took place on September 28, 2014. The third section, which is the most important part of this talk, explains the meanings of “occupying” in this current form of “umbrella movement,” and demonstrates how the many expressions found in the occupied areas are organically developed out of a continuing engagement of the Hong Kong people with the city. Equal attentions are given to the political and artistic activities, in order to explore how the originally focused, and relatively narrow, political demand is gradually transformed to become loosely defined place-making activities, which more fundamentally and subtly challenges the problems Hong Kong, and many other global cities, are facing.

Laikwan Pang is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the author of several books, including Creativity and Its Discontents: China’s Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights Offenses (Duke UP, 2012) and The Distorting Mirror: Visual Modernity in China (U of Hawaii P, 2007).

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China, is a committed activist-scholar who lives and works in exile in London. His academic interests focus on politics and media, social movements, democratisation, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy, sovereignty and self-determination, international human rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, and theory and practice of civil society. Forthcoming publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

Tim Zihong Yue is a practising architect in London. He studied architecture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Bartlett, and maintains strong links with UCL. He was born and raised in mainland China until the age of 12, when he came to the UK for his secondary schooling. He is the founder of the ‘Madness Symposium’, a London-based organisation that advocates the creative construction of confrontational ideas in areas of intense conflict in order to generate new possibilities for architectural design, particularly in the context of debates about the clash of Chinese and Western values in the 21st century. He intends to pursue these issues in a PhD on architectural design.

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