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PKU-UCL inter-university module in the Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

An inter-university module in the Cross Cultural Medical/Health Humanities, taught by historians, philosophers and global health specialists from PKU and UCL, will run this week at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

YiMovi website – live now!

Our new website YiMovi/医学仁康: Chinese film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities – is live now at More...

China's first Medical Humanities summit

On December 23rd 2017, China’s First Medical Humanities summit was held at Peking University, hosted by PKU’s Institute for Medical Humanities, partner department of UCL CCHH.

UCL-PKU dual degree officially launched

In November 2017 Peking University (PKU) and UCL formally agreed a Dual Degree programme (five-year integrated Master's degree) in the Medical Humanities.

Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite

Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: Ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.00pm) during term-time, 14 November 2017 to 6 February 2018, Room 215, Foster Court. More...

2017 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase

Modernisation and the Persistence of Traditional Values in China.
Co-organised by Shanghai Art Film Federation and SOAS China Institute. Tues–Fri during Reading Week, 7–10 October. Admission free – no registration required unless otherwise stated. More...

History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar

The uses of ox-bezoar in pre-modern Japan in ritual and medical practices.
Speaker: Dr Benedetta Lomi (University of Bristol).
Time: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.15pm (doors open 6pm).
Place: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Everyone is welcome.

HISTGC01 Core Course Timetable and Lecturers

Course Convenor: Vivienne Lo

Room G03, 23 Gordon Square         tel. 020 7679 3605
Office hours: Wednesday 10–11am (to be confirmed)

HISTGC01, An Interdisciplinary Approach to China: Health and Humanity (2016-17)

Lecture times: Wednesdays 11am1pm
Location: Room G01, 16–18 Gordon Square (unless otherwise stated),

The Core Course is a twenty-hour module taught in two hour slots throughout the first term. The lectures will be delivered by specialists in different fields critical to the interdisciplinary understanding of health. Some of the lecturers will be China specialists. Others, such as experts in global health and geriatrics, will be leaders in their field. The second hour will be held in seminar style with presentation and discussion of relevant secondary literature in English and Chinese as it relates to China.

The educational aim of the Core course most closely reflects the aims of the overall programme for MA Chinese Health and Humanity. That is, the students will develop expertise in a range of approaches to health and well-being. With each session split into two parts with a taught element and a seminar element, the course invites immediate application of each of the approaches modelled to health in China and the impact of China on health around the world, historically and in the present day.

Preparation for the seminars will require a substantial amount of research and reading, and the seminars themselves will encourage student participation with rigorous presentation and analysis of evidence according to individual disciplines. The students will learn to integrate disciplines in the research and analysis of their chosen subject.


Lecturer Title Location
Induction Week
Wed 28 September, 12-1pm

Vivienne Lo Introductory session
G10, 26 Gordon Square
Week 1
Wed 5 October
Vivienne Lo Medical Humanities and China: Illness/Wellness Narratives

G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 2
Wed 12 October
Michael Clark Film and the Medical Humanities
G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 3
Wed 19 October
Aaron Parkhurst Anthropology and Medicine G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 4
Wed 26 October
Benny Dembitzer Sleepwalking into Global Famine G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 5
Wed 2 November
CJ Lim Sustainable Cities G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
7–11 Nov Reading Week    
Week 6
Wed 16 November
Jonathan Holmes Climate and Society Over Recent Millennia G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 7
Wed 23 November
Vivienne Bradwell
Emerging Issues in Law and Health G01, 16–18 Gordon Square

Week 8
Mon 28 November

Hugh Montgomery

Climate Change

G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 8
Wed 30 November
Li Xiaoyun
Understanding Frailty G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 9
Wed 7 December
Li Xiaoyun Population Health G01, 16–18 Gordon Square
Week 10
Wed 14 December
Li Xiaoyun Health Systems G01, 16–18 Gordon Square

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