Overseas students from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine pose at a national TCM knowledge final in Beijing, Dec 24, 2017. The team, with members mainly coming from Malaysia, wins the first prize and the "Best Performance" award.
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) is a school where Chinese and overseas students enjoy learning Chinese medicinal classics.
The youngsters' recent appearance at a national TCM knowledge final in Beijing, Dec 24, 2017, which engaged a group of international students – mainly from Malaysia, won them the first prize and the "Best Performance" award.
The contest was inspired from Huangdi Neijing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor), a Chinese medicinal classic, and required the contestants' thorough understanding of TCM basic theories, nimble application, and clear explanations.
Though "brain storms" kept sweeping across the venue and fierce competition rose from across the hall, the team from SHUTCM was no doubt the most eye-catching one. They received 1,488,708 online votes and secured the championship trophy.
The success of SHUTCM students, defeating 700 teams from Chinese colleges and medical establishments during the half-a-year elimination stages, was attributed to the students' diligence, as well as the open and positive campus atmosphere at SHUTCM.
The school has been endeavoring to develop the overseas students' TCM interests for over 10 years. They not only introduce the foreign youngsters to various Chinese medicinal classics, but also put focus on training their practical abilities.
Participants attending the national TCM knowledge final pose for a group photo.