Chien-jen Shih

Chien-jen Shih

Head of 臺北市至善堂

He specializes in local history. He is very knowledgable in Taiwanese religion, medicine and education in Japanese colonial times.

19:30 - 21:00

Re-defining Chinese medicine in technology and soceity


Chinese medicine, along with its long history of application, has also developed professional training and research academies for its usage. Despite that, a stereotype remains in Taiwan, whether it be the aroma of herbs through the streets of Da Dao Cheng, the 0800 gold man advertisement, or its ongoing discussions as the remedy for COVID-19.

For Taiwan, in the 21st century, should the question in place go beyond visions of science versus traditional views; and use technological creativity and imagination to re-evaluate modern Chinese medicine?


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