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The man who assisted a generation of Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the West, to tap into the textual sources of our tradition….
In November 2014, Qiology invited world renowned philologist, sinologist, scholar, historian and translator in the field of Chinese Medicine, Professor Paul U. Unschuld, to conduct a multi-seminar series in Sydney, Australia. This was the second time in 30 years that Professor Unschuld had taught within Australia, and most likely his final teaching trip to Australia prior to his retirement in alignment with the completion of Professor Unschuld’s final translation project: The Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu.
This was a unique opportunity to learn from the man who inspired so many through his benchmark translations of Classical Chinese Medicine texts. The varied seminar/lecture topics allowed those with interests in particular areas to meet their educational needs, including the sphere of Ethics/Professional Issues.
Those with a keen interest in Chinese Medicine History or Chinese Medicine Classical Texts will benefit from accessing these recordings. Each event was delivered in Professor Unschuld’s insightful and engaging style, which has set him apart as a sought-after presenter across the globe.
“Prof. Unschuld is considered as the most influential authority in Chinese Medicine text translation, ancient and modern. His work has provided inspiration for my Chinese Medicine practice, and enabled myself and other practitioners a depth of understanding that would not be possible for the Chinese Medicine practitioners of the Western world who do not possess his linguistic skills. A must see inspirational seminar series…”
-Mark Phillips, Senior Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine Practitioner – Sydney, Australia.
About Paul Ulrich Unschuld
Born in 1943 in Lauban, in the Prussian province of Silesia, Germany, Professor Unschuld studied Chinese Language whilst undergoing a degree at the School of Pharmacy at the Munich University. Graduating in 1968 with a keen interest in international relations, Paul and his wife applied for a grant to visit Taiwan to further their Chinese language skills. Whilst in Taiwan, research originally in medical and pharmaceutical fields led to research into traditional Chinese medicines, which further grew into intense research in all aspects of Chinese medicine, and Chinese medical history, leading to Unschuld’s text- Medicine in China: A History of Ideas. Professor Unschuld now holds degrees in Chinese Studies, Pharmacology, public health, and political science from some of the world’s most prestigious universities, and is currently Professor and Director of Horst-Goertz-Institute for the Theory, History and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences, Charité-Medical University, Berlin.
Unschuld has authored many papers on Chinese medicine and is famous for authoring many texts that are highly regarded in the Chinese medicine field to this day, including many scholarly translations of Classical Chinese Medicine Texts. His latest translation project, completed in 2014 is the Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu. A text highly regarded by Chinese Medicine practitioners worldwide.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Philological and Historical Approaches to Classical Chinese Medicine Texts: Lectures on Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu & Nan Jing
“Here is a source from two millennia ago…. Only if we approach it by means of philological and historical methods, practitioners will be able to decide what can be used in today’s response to illness.” -Prof. Paul U. Unschuld
In this recording, Professor Unschuld lectures on the following topics, which include some ‘ground-breaking’ new interpretations of Classical Chinese Medicine literature, and a unique Q + A section is included at the end of the presentation:
- The Earliest Literary Sources of Chinese Medicine. The Huang Di Nei Jing Texts and the Nan Jing: Common ground & differences
- Cultural and Political Significance of Chinese Medicine Based on a Secular Natural Science
- Ancient Greece and ancient China – the two cradles of secular medical sciences
- The new interpretation of “fate” (ming), “model” (fa), and “spirit” (shen)
- A new vision of the human body and its interaction with its natural environment
- The discovery of disease as opposed to symptoms
- Early acupuncture: bloodletting and Qi regulation combined
Who (practitioners and students) will benefit by enrolling for this course?
- Practitioners who utilize study of Classical Chinese Medicine texts to inform their clinical practice, whom wish to deepen understanding.
- Practitioners and students with a keen interest in the historical aspects of our Medicine
- Practitioners who identify with the “Scholar-Physician” and wish to enhance their abilities in Classical Text studies
- Practitioners and students who wish to inform their practice through broadening their understanding of Chinese Medicine by utilizing historical and philological methods.