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Research Fellow/Chief/Yuen, Kwok-Wa

Yuen, Kwok-Wa

Position:  Research Fellow /Chief, Division of Chinese Medicine Literature and Informatics
Tel: +886 2 2820-1999 ext. 6281
E-mail: jkwyuen@nricm.edu.tw

Education
Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Major Professional Experiences
Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chinese, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor of the Master and Doctoral Program of the Department of Chinese Medicine, the China Medical University
Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese, The Hang Seng Management College of Hong Kong
Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica


Specialty
Ancient Chinese Etymology, Unearthed Literature, Chinese Bibliology, Ancient Chinese Philology, Chinese Font from computer, and Digital Archive

Research Description:
Since the early twentieth century, due to the smooth progress of archaeological work, many bamboo slips and silk materials have been unearthed or published, and their contents also involve various specialized disciplines such as ancient philology, classics, and history, which occupies a very important position in academic research. At present, the research works on this aspect are not only considerable in quantity, but also a considerable amount of research results have been obtained. However, as Chinese medicine urgently needs to construct a research system and plan in the field of medical literature, the specialized research work of unearthed medical literature still requires many efforts by scholars in order to provide further reference, research and application in the academic community. The compilation and research of medical literature is very important academic work, and it is also of great significance to the research of academic history and the research of medical theory. In addition to academic value, the study of medical literature on bamboo slips and silk also has practical value.

We start from the published unearthed TCM literature, and use it as a basis, such as: Mawangdui Han tomb silk books, Yinqueshan bamboo slips, and Han Dynasty bamboo slips collected by Peking University, supplemented by "Huangdi Neijing" and other handed down traditional Chinese medicine documents, to select the important ones, first compile the whole character form, the table of common characters and the table of variant characters, and compare the different opinions and select the essence, so as to accurately interpret the content of the text. And then use the collection of words and explanations, and re-reading of the text, and based on the results of the proofreading, which can be used as a reference for the future interpretation of newly unearthed Chinese medicine literature. It is believed that the research on new materials and medical literature handed down in the future will be helpful.

Currently, research on the traditional Chinese medicine literature through the investigation of the newly excavated pre-Qin manuscripts and documents is conducted. We believe these new evidences will give new lights to the reinterpretation.

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