Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture-moxibustion has been spread to 183 countries and regions. For the purposes of reflecting the global picture of TCM and offering an exchange platform for international talents, the 2nd World Essay Competition for college students: Internationalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be held. The competition is co-organized by the Secretariat of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) and the Center for International Development of TCM of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Participants: college students (undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral candidates), with no restriction to nationality, university or major.
Topic and theme: the essay submitted should feature internationalization of TCM, including but not limited to researches on the worldwide or local development of TCM, acupuncture-moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, traditional medicine, etc; stories of learning experience of TCM; and cross-disciplinary studies related to TCM.
Language: the essay shall be written in Chinese or English, with total words of 4,000 – 8,000. An abstract of 200 – 300 words is also required.
Submit your essay: please send your essay in WORD format to [email protected] no later than October 30th, 2020. Please use Essay TCM internationalization as the subject of your email, and present in your mail the following details of the author(s): name, university/college, nationality, gender, age, major, grade, contact email and phone number.
Reward: winners will be decided through expert review and online voting:
Two 1st Prize winners, with a reward of RMB 10,000 each;
Six 2nd Prize winners, with a reward of RMB 5,000 each;
Ten 3rd Prize winners, with a reward of RMB 2,000 each;
Excellence Award winners, with a reward of RMB 1,000 each.
Winning essays may be published by the supporting publications and may be included into the Book of Essays published by the organizers.
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy
World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
Chinese Journal of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine
International Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine and culture
Special declaration: This competition only accepts essays not published before. Any essay found to have already been published will be disqualified for this competition.
The Secretariat of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Center for International Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine