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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, 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.
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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).
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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:

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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