Paper Submissions: Deadline 1. Nov. 2016 for ICTAM IX Congress on Asian Medicine, Kiel University

The China Centre alongside the Centre for Asian and African Studies (ZAAS) of the University of Kiel in cooperation with the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) will be hosing the 9th ICTAM International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine. Next year’s congress will only be the second congress of this kind taking place in Europe and carry out the topic of “Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations”. ICTAM IX will focus on the contextualization of recent developments in the field of Asian Medicines for the Western World as well as for Asia itself. Therefore the congress will have a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary exchange in a variety of topics; this includes the perspective of historians, people in the medical field and social and cultural scientists on the shaping of the face of Asian Medicine in the 21st century. Papers are welcome to the following 11 topics: Encounters, Receptions, Transformations of Asian medicine in Western medical and academic contexts; Ethnobotany: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Studies: Multidisciplinary approaches. Improving the standard of clinical trials; Politics, Industry, Economics, Global Health, Development; Botany and Conservation; Ageing and Health Care; Translation of Asian medicine into English and other European languages; Practitioners and Academics/Scholarship and Practice; BreathSpirits, Meditation, Movement Practices; The Traditional Medicines of Central and West Asia; Health Promotion through Asian Medicine. Paper proposals outside these areas are also invited and will be grouped under Miscellaneous and free Topics.


You may submit your paper proposal in accordance with the possible topics until November 1st, 2016 at

Please feel free to spread the word among your colleagues, not only would we like to get a diverse and high profile group of presenters, but we are interested in any participant to add their art to ICTAM IX.

Thanks for your submissions and we are looking forward to see you in Kiel!


Angelika Messner, China Centre at the University of Kiel and Michael Stanley-Baker, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin