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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.

Dr Michael Clark

Michael Clark portrait

Dr Michael J. Clark is an Associate Member of the Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London, and of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity, where he has co-taught the ‘Chinese Film and the Body’ module since October 2012. His main interests lie in the study of the representation and treatment of aspects of health care and health-related issues, biology and the history of medicine in contemporary and archival film and television. Since 1998, he has been involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on film and medicine both at King’s College London and at UCL.
He was formerly Head of the Medical Film and Audio Collections at the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, London, and in this capacity gave more than 40 archive film-related presentations to academic seminars and conferences and professional meetings between 1991 and 2004.

Since 2002, Dr Clark has published a number of articles on the representation in film and television of various aspects of medicine and biology, especially pain, cloning and genetics. More recent publications discuss the theatrical and cinematic treatment of shell-shock, madness and eugenics in Clemence Dane’s A Bill of Divorcement (1921/1932), and the role of ‘wounded healer’ figures in medical film and television dramas. Dr Clark has also published several articles on aspects of the history of psychiatry, and together with Dr Catherine Crawford (University of Essex) co-edited the collection Legal Medicine in History (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

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