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Chinese film – Sauna on the Moon (Chang’e 嫦娥), dir. Zou Peng 邹鹏, 2011

Time: Thursday 29 May 2014, 6.30–8.30pm. Place: Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre. Part of the excellent UCL Festival of the Arts (27-30 May 2014). Register now on Eventbrite. More...

Published: Apr 14, 2014 10:42:42 PM

Twelve Scholars of the Bamboo Grove

To celebrate the end of lectures and UCL’s first UG course in Ancient and Medieval Chinese History, twelve talented students set out to emulate the Seven Scholars of the Bamboo Grove. Now read on...
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Published: Apr 11, 2014 11:33:19 AM

Imagining Chinese Medicine: Medical illustration from Han tombs to contemporary Comics.

The final lecture in the SOAS East Asia Art & Archaeology Research Seminar series will be given by Dr Vivienne Lo of UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity. She will present her work on Chinese medical illustrations.
Time: Friday, 21st March 2014, 3 pm.
Place: Room B111 (1st floor), Brunei Gallery, SOAS. All welcome.
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Published: Mar 14, 2014 7:28:32 PM

China and Freedom of Speech: new systems for the accountability of the press. An evening with John Kampfner

6th March 2014, panel discussion hosted by UCL’s China Centre for Health and Humanity and Centre for Transnational History and sponsored by UCL Grand Challenges (ii) and the UCL Institute for Human Rights.
Read all about it: Report by Dylan Brethour, PG History student. More...

Published: Mar 14, 2014 6:13:30 PM

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities workshop

In the context of the UCL initiative for the creation of a Chinese Medical Humanities, on the 22nd and 23rd of February the collaborate workshop (with Peking University [PKU] Institute of Medical Humanities and King's College London [KCL]) convened international experts to reflect on the use of film in teaching the Medical Humanities.  More...

Published: Mar 4, 2014 4:59:57 PM

Professor Ma Kanwen


After graduating from the former Yenching University, Professor Ma worked as an Assistant Editor for China Bulletin of New Medicine at the Peking Medical College in 1951. In 1954, he became a premier researcher in the department for the History of Medicine at the Central Academy of Health.

Ma Kanwen

In 1955 he was transferred to the Institute for the History of Chinese Medicine and Medical Literature at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he was promoted to Professor. After coming to Britain, from 1987 to the present, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Senior Research Fellow of the Joint Department of Human Sciences and Medical Ethics at the London Hospital Medical College, and Guest Professor of the Institute for the History of Medicine, Vienna University. He served as a council member to several professional organisations, including the International Society of Medical History, and the Standing Committee for the Translation and Publication of Joseph Needham's Works. He served as a member of Editorial committees to several journals, including the Chinese Journal of Medical History; Acupuncture in Medicine.

He has lectured worldwide and is currently Honorary Senior Adviser to the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK), Senior Adviser to the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and Adviser to the China National Committee for the Standardisation of English Translation of Chinese Medical Terms. As an author, co-author or co-compiler, he has published twelve books and dictionaries and 160 articles on Chinese medicine and history of Chinese medicine.

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