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Thousands attend Nanyang ceremony to honor TCM scholar

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2017-02-28

One of China's most celebrated physicians from the Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220), Zhang Zhongjing, was memorialized at a special ceremony on what would have been his 1,867th birthday. The ceremony was held at his memorial temple in Xixia county, Nanyang, Henan province, on Feb 14.

Thousands attend Nanyang ceremony to honor TCM scholar

More than 10,000 people from around the world paid homage to Zhang Zhongjing at his memorial temple in Xixia county, Nanyang, Henan province, on Feb 14. [Photo/dahe.cn]

More than 10,000 members of the public as well as Chinese medical specialists and scholars from home and abroad flocked to the event to pay homage to the great scholar.

Nanyang Zhang Zhongjing Hospital, which is owned by Zhongjing Wanxi Pharmaceutical Group, organized nearly 100 doctors and nurses to participate in the ceremony in a bid to show respect to the medical sage and to carry forward traditional Chinese medical culture.

Thousands attend Nanyang ceremony to honor TCM scholar

The Zhongjing Wanxi Pharmaceutical Group organized a grand ceremony in Nanyang to celebrate the 1,867th anniversary of Zhang Zhongjing's birth on Feb 14. [Photo/dahe.cn]

Chairman of Zhongjing Wanxi Pharmaceutical Group Sun Yaozhi laid a flower basket at the statue of Zhang Zhongjing. To enliven the atmosphere at the ceremony, the group also organized folk activities.

Zhang Zhongjing was one of the most eminent physicians of the Han Dynasty and is credited with making a great contribution to the development of traditional Chinese medicine.

Thousands attend Nanyang ceremony to honor TCM scholar

A drama performance adds color to the worship ceremony. [Photo/Nanyang Evening News]

 

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