Modernized Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum Defends TCM Culture

The opening ceremony of the modernized Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum was held on Monday, with a trial starting on Tuesday.

The upgraded museum now includes a new Lingnan Chinese Medicine Hall, an Acupuncture Hall and a Wellness Center. The functionality of the museum has also been improved, allowing visitors to learn more about Chinese medicine.

The “Crystal Palace of Chinese Medicine” at the Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on July 20, 2019. /CFP

The “Crystal Palace of Chinese Medicine” at the Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on July 20, 2019. /CFP

Lingnan Chinese Herbal Medicine Exhibition Area features “wet specimens”. It features 600 bottles of colorful and delicate specimens of medicinal herbs, earning it the name “Crystal Palace of Chinese Medicine”.

An aerial view of the Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum, April 30, 2017. /CFP

An aerial view of the Guangdong Chinese Medicine Museum, April 30, 2017. /CFP

As the younger generation pays more attention to the rich cultural history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the development of this branch of medicine has gained momentum.

The heirs of TCM also make every effort to perpetuate and spread the culture of TCM. Yang Xuejun is an entrepreneur who has been interested in TCM since childhood. His family has worked in the field for generations, which left an indelible mark on him. Yang is deeply interested in spreading Chinese medicine culture and has raised funds to build a Chinese medicine museum in Dalian.

Yang Xuejun raises funds to build his own Chinese medicine museum in Dalian, Liaoning province, China on June 14, 2022. /China Daily

Yang Xuejun raises funds to build his own Chinese medicine museum in Dalian, Liaoning province, China on June 14, 2022. /China Daily

TCM culture education has also made its way into schools. On June 17, students from Nanning Yulan Road Primary School visited Zhuang Medical Experience Hall to experience unique cultural and creative products, such as Chinese medicine and medicinal cuisine.

Students visit the Zhuang Medicine Experience Hall in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 17, 2022. /CFP

Students visit the Zhuang Medicine Experience Hall in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 17, 2022. /CFP

Lu’an, a prefectural city in western Anhui Province, has developed a complementary industry where villagers cultivate medicinal herbs to generate and increase their income.

A greenhouse of Phellinus linteus, or “sanghuang” in Chinese, used in TCM, in Lu’an, a prefectural city of Anhui province, China, June 21, 2022. /CFP

A greenhouse of Phellinus linteus, or “sanghuang” in Chinese, used in TCM, in Lu’an, a prefectural city of Anhui province, China, June 21, 2022. /CFP