Professor Paul U. Unschuld's Collection of Valuable Chinese Medicine Artifacts

Date:10 Oct 2017 (Tuesday) - 09 Feb 2018 (Friday)
Time:Full Day
Venue:Dr. & Mrs. Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong
Participants:Open to all
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The famous German sinologist and medical historian Paul U. Unschuld graduated from the University of Munich; from 1969-1970, he and his wife lived in Taiwan while studying Chinese and completing their doctoral research on topics related to Chinese medicine. A prolific author with brilliant achievements, his principle research direction is focused on comparative history in Chinese and European medical and life sciences. He has served as the Director of the Research Institute for the History of Medicine at Munich University, and has also served as the Vice Chair of the Chinese-German Medical Society and as the President of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine. On August 22, 2017, Prof. Unschuld received the 11th Special Book Award of China from the Chinese government.

Over the course of 40 years, Prof. Unschuld has collected numerous Chinese medical artifacts including acupuncture illustrations, herbal formulas, herbal shop signs, and decocting vessels; this collection will be on display at the Dr. & Mrs. Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University beginning in October. After a four-month exhibit, the collection will be featured in an exhibition tour in the United States to promote the culture of Chinese medicine abroad.