(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


Three-colour glaze stoneware Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis pillow


Illustration for acupuncture and moxibustion


Date: 11 Oct 2017 (Wednesday)


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


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/.


中醫藥學院現正於孔憲紹博士伉儷中醫藥博物館舉辦為期四個月的「文樹德教授珍藏中醫藥文物展」,展出著名德國漢學家、醫史專家文樹德教授(Professor Paul U Unschuld)四十年來珍藏的一批中醫藥文物,包括針灸掛圖、藥方、藥店牌匾、藥罐等。該批珍貴的文物於香港展覽後將運往美國等地作巡迴展覽,藉此弘揚中醫藥文化。