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September 29, 2006

Ancient Chinese Healing is Subject of Oct. 3 Lecture

Herbal medicine master Zhang Tingjin of Beijing will deliver a lecture on ancient Chinese healing and its role in modern life at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Whittall Pavilion in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Library’s Asian Division the lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

As the great-grandson of the court physician of Emperor Xianfang of Qing Dynasty, Master Zhang observed ancient healing methods from the time he was a young boy. He also acquired Western medical training at the University of Dalian.

For more than 30 years, as a medical practitioner with compassion for the sick, Master Zhang has cured hundreds of patients. He has lectured at Harvard University, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Hawaii. During his lectures, he invites recovered patients to discuss their healing experiences.

This is his first visit to the Washington area, where he will deliver a series of lectures in local Asian communities.

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PR 06-186
ISSN 0731-3527

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