Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award
Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award 2017: Maggie Tsang
"Chinese Medicine as Hermeneutic Knowledge? On the Nature of Knowledge of Chinese and Modern Medicine" by Maggie Tsang
Ms. Maggie Tsang (MA) is the winner of our 2017 Best Gradaute Student Paper award. Congratulations to Maggie! Before coming to Canada to expand her horizon in cultural comparisons, Maggie obtained a B.Sc. in Environmental Science & Management and an MA in Philosophy from Hong Kong. Being particularly interested in the cultural-philosophical background of Chinese medicine, she is now working on a research project “Chinese Medicine as Hermeneutic Knowledge?” in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University. Apart from her thesis work, Maggie worked as a Museum Registrar at Burnaby Village Museum on archival materials and artifacts from a Chinese herbalist shop that was operated in Victoria’s Chinatown from 1900 to 1971. The winning paper examines the nature of knowledge of Chinese and Modern Medicine with a hermeneutic approach. It was completed as part of her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Paul Crowe.