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HKBU Museum of Chinese Medicine stages exhibition of Professor Paul U Unschuld’s collection of valuable Chinese medicine artefacts

11 Oct 2017

(Second and third from left) Professor and Mrs Unschuld officiate at the exhibition opening ceremony
(Second and third from left) Professor and Mrs Unschuld officiate at the exhibition opening ceremony
Some of the valuable Chinese medicine artefacts on display at the exhibition: four-coupled cupronickel pharmacy container
Some of the valuable Chinese medicine artefacts on display at the exhibition: four-coupled cupronickel pharmacy container
Three-colour glaze stoneware  Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis pillow
Three-colour glaze stoneware Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis pillow
Illustration for acupuncture and moxibustion
Illustration for acupuncture and moxibustion

The University is currently staging an exhibition of valuable Chinese medicine artefacts collected by the famous German sinologist and medical historian Professor Paul U Unschuld. On display at the Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine are numerous Chinese medical artefacts collected by Professor Unschuld over the course of 40 years, including acupuncture illustrations, herbal formulas, herbal shop signs and decocting vessels. After a four-month exhibit on HKBU campus, the collection will travel to the United States to promote the culture of Chinese medicine abroad.

The School of Chinese Medicine hosted an opening ceremony for the exhibition yesterday (10 October) with Professor Unschuld officiating at the ceremony.

Professor Unschuld graduated from the University of Munich, Germany and obtained his PhD with research topic related to Chinese medicine. A prolific author with brilliant achievements, his principal research direction is focused on comparative history in Chinese and European medical and life sciences. Since 2006, he has been serving as the Founding Director of the Horst-Goertz-Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences of Charité-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin. Professor Unschuld has also served as the Director of the Research Institute for the History of Medicine at Munich University, 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. This year he received the 11th Special Book Award of China from the Chinese government.

The exhibition will be open to the public for free until 9 February 2018 (Friday). For details of the exhibition, please visit: http://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/cvcma/.