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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.

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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