Exhibition: Chinese Medicine and Health Practices in the UK- Aug-Oct 2014, London

Posted on 24/07/2014 by


Chinese Medicine and Health Practices in the UK

22nd August – 6th October 2014, Charing Cross Library, 4 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HF

The British Chinese Workforce Heritage Project has been conducting oral history interviews with traditional Chinese healthcare practitioners and service providers in the UK. This August these stories will be showcased with an exhibition of photographs and archival materials.

The exhibition will present historical and contemporary images of: acupuncture, herbal medicines, cupping, moxibustion, tui na massage, gong fu, and tai ji quan.  Practices which have been used by our interviewees throughout their working lives in the UK.

The impact of these traditional Chinese medicine practices in the UK in the areas of education, clinical research and community services will be explored through linking archive materials and historical documents with contemporary photographs of practices in use today.

More information on The British Chinese Workforce Heritage Project:

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant to Ming-Ai (London) Institute to embark on a ground breaking, 3-year project on the British Chinese Workforce Heritage in London, taking place between June 2012 and May 2015.

We are documenting the role of Chinese workers in London over the last century and a half, and interviewing people in a wide range of employment sectors including seafaring, laundering, catering, military services, community services, traditional Chinese health practices, and new professions.

This exhibition is just one aspect of how our research information will be published. We have also launched an exciting new online British Chinese heritage centre where a wealth of resources on British Chinese history may be accessed publicly (www.britishchineseheritagecentre.org.uk).

Ming Ai (London) Institute
1 Cline Road, London N11 2LX, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8361 7161