2023 Shanghai Summer School (Traditional Chinese Medicine Program)


The Theme of the Program: A Miraculous Journey to Explore Traditional Chinese Medicine

Program description: Chinese medicine has long been considered as the quintessence of Chinese culture. It has done a great contribution to the survival and health maintenance of Chinese people through thousands of years. Today it is still playing a distinctive role in health care system. It has been increasingly recognized for its natural, holistic concept and clinical effects. This program initiated in 2012 and has been held every summer ever since.Through lectures, cultural experience and field visits, this program will enable students from different countries, cultures and education backgrounds to get to know the city of Shanghai, Chinese culture and Chinese medicine. As we know, the COVID-19 broke out suddenly in early 2020 and international travel has not fully resumed to date. Therefore, to make sure students from varies countries worldwide will have the chance to know Chinese culture via Chinese medicine, the 2023 Shanghai Summer School (Traditional Chinese Medicine Program) will be hold online.


Course contents:

Overview: Course lectures in this program will provide a systematic introduction to TCM, including basic TCM theory, TCM diagnostic techniques, overview of meridians and acupoints, commonly used Chinese herbs, and clinical applications of acupuncture and Tuina. In addition to learning theoretical knowledge, students will have the opportunity to visit the campus of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the affiliated hospitals and the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine to learn about the clinical applications of TCM, acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina.

Our program also helps students learn practical Chinese for everyday life, as well as a variety of activities to experience Chinese culture, such as learning about traditional Chinese festivals and other interesting activities. Students also can experience the charm of Shanghai, a cosmopolitan city with a multicultural atmosphere via live streaming.


Traditional Chinese Culture and Medicine

 Recognition of Nature in Ancient China

Recognition of Human Body in Chinese Medicine

Recognition of Diseases in Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine Diagnostic

Recognition of Chinese Pharmacology

Amazing Meridians & Acupoints

Application of Acupuncture in Modern Life

Application of Tuina in Modern Life

Health Preserving of TCM

A Perfect Combination of Food and Drug: Herbal Diet Therapy

Experience of Chinese Culture

Experience of Five Animal Exercises

Experience of Chinese

Experience of Traditional Chinese Culture

Experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Virtual tour: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Virtual tour: Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Virtual tour: Hospitals

Culture & Experience Exchange

Cultural Exchange with other Students

Summarize and share study experiences (at closing ceremony)

Type of class:online experience & online live class

Time: 2023-06-05 (Monday) —2023-06-30(Friday) (4 weeks)

Total hours and arrangement: A total of 120 hours from Monday through Friday (Morning Session: 9:00-11:00; Afternoon Session: 14:00-16:00; Beijing Time/GMT+8).

Application Time: From 2022-12-01 to 2023-05-15  

Application Procedure:

Visit https://apply.shutcm.edu.cn to finish application.

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Application Documents:

Bareheaded Photo (DPI>200, size>50KB, pixel>200*300)


CV (It usually includes personal information, study and work experience, etc.)

 Proof of Chinese language proficiency (HSK certificate, HSKK certificate or other documents proving Chinese language proficiency)

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Contact Us: iec.nondegree@shutcm.edu.cn

Telephone: +86-21-5132-2285


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Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine