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Chinese Food Philosophy: A Recipe for Life

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Bee Wilson and Ching-He Huang in conversation with Donald Sloan, Wednesday 16 , January 2019, 6.30–8.30pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP.
Book via Eventbrite. Free tickets for students.

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.
Time: Mon 19 November 2018, 18:00 – 19:30.
Place: SELCS Common Room, G24 Foster Court, Malet Place.
Registration via Eventbrite:


Movement Matters: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Avant-Garde

A workshop-performance event to mark the paperback edition of Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith, The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia (Bloomsbury, December 2018).
Time: Saturday 1 December 2018, 2:00–6:00pm.
Place:  IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building).
Registration via Eventbrite:

Longing For Rain: Spectral lovers and the new urban spaces of middle-class Beijing

A UCL Health Humanities seminar with Vivienne Lo and Nashuyuan Wang.
Time: Thursday 15 November,  6.15–7.15pm.
Place: SELCS Common Room, G24 Foster Court, Malet Place More...

The Cholera Pandemic,Transnational Politics, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia and China, 1960-1965

An IAS Talking Point seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Dr Fang Xiaoping 方小平 and responses from Dr Vivienne Lo  and Dr Andrew Wear.
Time: Wed 20 June 2018, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building)
Registration via Eventbrite.
Download a flyer here.

Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture 2018

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will be giving the 2nd Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge on Friday 25 May, 4pm. More...

Imagining Chinese Medicine

(edited volume, Vivienne Lo & Penelope Barrett, Brill, 2018) has now been published in Open Access. You can browse or download it at:

MA Dissertation Conference 2018: Transnational Studies and Chinese Health & Humanity

Wednesday 23 May, 09.00–13.00, Room 101, 16–18 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our wonderful students and find out about the breathtaking range of their research! More...

YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities

24 May 2017

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.

YiMovi is a new initiative in the ongoing collaboration between PKU and the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH). It aims to raise public awareness of Sinophone film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities, and to explore representations of social and cultural issues related to health, medicine and the body in 20th and 21st century China through the medium of film. 

The YiMovi Film Exhibition 2017 features three films that tackle major challenges in understanding disability in China. Each film will be introduced by the director and/or experts in film studies and healthcare. Together we will explore the visual cultures of sensory perception, and the self-help communities that have (or haven’t) grown up around those that are vulnerable. We will see how film is being mobilised to change public perceptions and focus the attention of policymakers and healthcare administrators, while also crowd-sourcing funding to support the work of those dedicated to making a difference.


Wednesday 31 May 
6:40pm, 4th Floor, Yuejin Hall

Film screening: Wellspring (在一起的时光, 2002, dir. Sha Qing 沙青 with Ji Dan 季丹) .
Introductory Remarks: Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, King's College London, and director Ji Dan 季丹. Followed by Q & A.

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Wellspring screening notes download

Wellspring landscape

Thursday 1 June 
3:00 to 5:00pm, Room 620, Yifu Teaching building 

Workshop: Dumplings (饺子2004, dir. Fruit Chan 陈果). Bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and population health expert Prof. Therese Hesketh (UCL) will lead a debate on reproductive health, abortion, and medical ethics drawing on Fruit Chan's macabre satire.

6:40pm, 4th Floor, Yuejin Hall

· Mini-lecture 1: Prof. Therese Hesketh, UCL Institute for Global Health,
Raising awareness about anti-microbial resistance: a nationwide arts competition for Chinese university students using social media.

· Mini-lecture 2: Prof. Chris Berry, KCL, Blind Massage.

· Film screening: Blind Massage (推拿, 2014, dir. Lou Ye 娄烨).

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Blind Massage screening notes download

Blind massage landscape
Friday 2 June 
6:40pm. Sanjiao, Biochemistry Building

Film Screening: Destiny (喜禾· 珍爱, 2014, dir. Zhang Wei 张唯).   
Comment: Dr Zhang Jing, autism consultant.
Q & A: director Zhang Wei 张唯 and film scholar Patrizia Liberati 李莎.

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Destiny screening notes download

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'Why did I recommend Destiny for Medical Humanities?' by Patrizia Liberati 李莎 download

Destiny landscape

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