Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of SCM, speaks at the opening ceremony


中醫藥學院院長呂愛平教授在開幕典禮上致辭

Visiting scholars from across China and abroad gather at the forum


兩岸四地及海外學者共襄盛會

Date: 02 Mar 2017 (Thursday)

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SCM co-organises First Forum of Materia Medica Culture in Nanning with Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden

中醫藥學院與廣西藥用植物園於南寧合辦首屆本草文化論壇

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) joined hands with the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden to organise the “First Forum of Materia Medica Culture-cum-15th Meeting of the Materia Medica Study Group” held in Nanning on 18 February. Revolving around the theme of “Transmission of materia medica culture, building a healthy China”, the Forum marked the 500-day countdown to the 500th anniversary of Li Shizhen, a renowned Chinese medicine scholar. 

The opening ceremony was attended by over 500 participants from 12 countries and regions, including Chinese medicine scholars and experts from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, the US, the Netherlands, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as scientists of the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden, faculty and students of the Guangxi TCM University and nearly 20 HKBU academics, researchers and staff. Some 40 scholars shared their insights on the promotion of research and exchange on materia medica studies and the transmission of materia medica culture at the materia medica study group.

On the occasion, the School also took the opportunity to officially launch the newly published Zhongzhen Discusses Materia Medica and show episodes of a short film series entitled “The World Discusses Materia Medica”. Zhongzhen Discusses Materia Medica is the text version of the online lecture series hosted by Associate Dean of SCM Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, who shares his rich knowledge gained through decades of research and expeditions around the world. “The World Discusses Materia Medica” is another project by Professor Zhao which aims at promoting knowledge of Chinese medicines through multimedia channels.

Since the launch of the Compendium of Materia Medica Cultural Project in Hong Kong in 2014, SCM has been actively engaged in hosting academic forums, authoring and editing publications as well as partaking in multimedia projects to arouse interest in materia medica among people in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and around the world.

中醫藥學院與廣西藥用植物園於2月18日在廣西省南寧市舉辦「首屆本草文化論壇暨第十五次本草讀書會」,題為「弘揚本草文化,建設健康中國」,為紀念李時珍誕辰500周年正式進入500天倒數。

活動開幕典禮吸引了逾500位人士出席,包括來自兩岸四地、日本、美國、荷蘭、俄羅斯、柬埔寨、老撾、馬來西亞、泰國等12個國家和地區的中醫藥學者及傳統醫藥專家、廣西藥用植物園的科技人員、廣西中醫藥大學師生,以及近20位浸大教職員出席。另外,近40名來自海內外的專家亦在本草讀書會上發表演講,共同探討促進本草研究和交流的發展計劃。

學院並於典禮上舉行《中振說本草》新書發佈儀式和《世說本草》系列短片試播會。《中振說本草》一書是中醫藥學院副院長趙中振教授主講的網上教學節目《中振說本草》的文字版,內容涵蓋趙教授數十年間的豐富知識、研究成果和海內外的訪問交流。《世說本草》系列短片則是趙教授參與的另一個以多媒體推廣中醫藥知識的項目。

中醫藥學院自2014年在香港啟動《本草綱目》文化工程以來,通過舉辦學術會議、出版書籍和拍攝影視作品等活動,藉以提升海內外人士對「本草」的認識和關注。