The exhibition titled "Voyage of bencao—people and stories of Chinese medicine along the Belt and Road" has opened at Dr. & Mrs. Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine, and will be running until 30 June this year. Co-organised by the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) and Phoenix Exhibitions Co. Ltd, the exhibition went on display in several locations across mainland China before being brought to Hong Kong with the support of the Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, Chair Professor of SCM and world-renowned authority on bencao (Chinese materia medica) is the creative force behind this joint project. Drawing upon decades of field studies in more than forty countries and regions, Professor Zhao curated a special selection of anecdotes and photos about the spread of Chinese medicine along the Belt and Road. Not only does it provide a historical account of major events in the course of exchange between Eastern and Western traditional medicine, it also gives viewers an overview of the overseas and contemporary development of Chinese medicine. To complement the exhibition, Professor Zhao has recently released a new book to give a more detailed account of his discoveries on his journeys along the Belt and Road.
The virtual tour of the exhibition will be available to the public from 1 February. Please stay tuned for further updates on the SCM website.