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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

LOOMS OF LIFE – weaving, medicine and knowledge production in early China

An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.30. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE) More...

Abortion in China

Thursday 9th Feb, 6–7pm, Room 802, Institute of EducationHealth Humanities Seminar. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU), introduced by Vivienne Lo. More...

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Chinese film evening, 7/02/2017: In Love We Trust 左右 (2008)

Family drama In love we trust (aka Left Right), directed and scripted by Sixth Generation film maker Wang Xiaoshuai 王小帅, hinges on the conception of a 'saviour sibling' for a child diagnosed with leukaemia. The screening will be followed by a conversation between bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and philosopher and ethicist James Wilson (UCL) on the issues raised by the film. More...

The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Contemporary China

Tuesday 7 February, 2–4pm, IAS Room 19, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽, Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, PKU.
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CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR!

China Exchange 中国站 has a great programme of events to welcome in the Year of the Chicken. Highlights include a provocative 'short form debate evening' featuring CCHH's Vivienne Lo (Wed 1 Feb, 6.30pm) plus a documentary film-making challenge in partnership with London Documentary Network', plus a Silk and Bamboo 丝竹报春 concert with pipa virtuoso Chen Yu and flautist Liu Menglin... More...

Lecturers

The lecturers for the MA in China: Health and Humanity are all noted experts in their fields from UCL and beyond. Click on their names for more information about their work.

Dr Vivienne Bradwell is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Law at SOAS.

Dr Joseph Calabrese is a Lecturer in Medical Anthropology and Anthropology of Religion at UCL. Trained in both anthropology and clinical psychology, he is especially interested in interdisciplinary studies.

Dr Michael Clark is Convenor of Medicine on Screen in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King's College, London.

Benny Dembitzer is an international development economist and development consultant. He was a member of the team that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

Prof. Therese Hesketh is Director of Teaching and Learning for the Institute of Global Health at UCL. Her research focuses on population health in China. Her Chinese base is at Zhejiang University, where she has her own research team.

Prof. Jonathan Holmes is Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the multidisciplinary Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC) at UCL.
He has worked extensively in China over the past decade, and is a visiting professor at Lanzhou University.

Dr Paul Kadetz is Chair of the Department of Public Health, Director of the Master in Public Health programme and Associate Professor of Public Health at Marshall University in the U.S. He is also a senior research fellow at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Dr Lars Laamann is a Lecturer in the History of China in the Department of History at SOAS. His research interests include medicine, drugs and healing.

Patrizia Liberati – BA (SOAS), MA (Chinese Central Academy of Drama) – Chinese Central Academy of Drama – is a film specialist and award-winning literary translator, well known for her translations of the novels of Nobel laureate Mo Yan 莫言. Her current research concerns Chinese Film Adaptations and the Body.

Prof. CJ Lim 林純正 is Professor of Architecture and Cultural Design, and Vice-Dean of International Development at the Bartlett, UCL. He is also the founding director of Studio 8 Architects, with recent eco-cities planning and architecture commissions from the Chinese and Korean Governments.

Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 is the Director of CCHH. She lectures in the History of Asian Medicine and Classical Chinese medicine at UCL. Her own research focuses on the social and cultural origins of acupuncture and therapeutic exercise and the transmission of knowledge along the so-called Silk Roads.

Prof. Hugh Montgomery is Chair of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL and Head of the  UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance. A true polymath, he is also an expert on climate change and its impact on human health. He founded Project Genie to  inform young people about climate change.

Dr Jackie Morris was until recently based in the UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health. She is an expert on aging and care for the elderly.

Dr Aaron Parkhurst is a UCL Teaching Fellow in Medical Anthropology. His research focuses on the ways in which identity is constructed in the United Arab Emirates in the face of religion, rapid development, health systems, technology, and immigration.

Dr Wang Tao 汪涛, former Chair of the China Research Centre at SOAS, is now Pritzker Chair of Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an archaeologist and art historian.

Zhao Chenyue has substantial experience in health systems research and child wellbeing studies. He is currently pursuing PhD research at UCL in the psychosocial wellbeing of left-behind children in rural China, and the feasibility of an intervention program providing community care.

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