Hong Kong Baptist University

German convert to Chinese medicine joins fight for traditional healing hospital

Marcus Gadau's treatment for back pain as a teenager prompted him to study Chinese healing in Beijing for five years. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A decade ago, Marcus Gadau was bedridden with chronic back pain due to a hole in his lung. The 16-year-old could never have imagined his agony would see him leave his home in Germany to study a degree in traditional Chinese medicine for five years in Beijing, become fluent in Putonghua and start a doctorate at Baptist University's Chinese medicine department.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:27am

Talking points

Defence ministry publishes white paper

Defence ministry publishes white paper

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Teaching hospital could have fixed ills of Hong Kong's Chinese medicine

Chinese and Western medicine practices are integrated at Chinese medicine hospitals on the mainland. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese medicine is gaining worldwide acceptance. In fact, in Hong Kong, there are over 50 modernised Chinese medicine clinics employing registered practitioners, and the Hospital Authority's 16 clinics alone have almost one million patient visits every year.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am 1 comment

City needs Chinese medicine hospital

Hong Kong will benefit from traditional Chinese medicine hospital. Photo: David Wong

I am a German PhD student at the school of Chinese medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am writing regarding recent developments concerning the former Lee Wai Lee campus site.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 27, 2013

City streets do not have to be so brightly lit. Photo: EPA

The Hong Kong Baptist University community has raised strong objections to the rezoning of the neighbouring former Lee Wai Lee site for residential use.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:09am

Letters to the Editor, March 22, 2013

Xi Jinping has backed equal opportunities. Photo: AFP

Being a long-time resident of Hong Kong, I read with a great deal of interest what China's new president, Xi Jinping, was reported in the media to have said about a Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 16, 2013

Michael Lynch's optimism is justified. Photo: Edward Wong

The lack of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Hong Kong has crippled education in this very important field for the past 15 years.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2013

Protest over Baptist University land plan. Photo: David Wong

I think there is a demand in Hong Kong for the development of a Chinese medical hospital on land next to the Baptist University's Kowloon Tong campus ("University gains Legco support over land use", March 12).

15 Mar 2013 - 4:48am 2 comments

Housing plan for land adjacent to Baptist University 'shortsighted'

Lee Wai Lee campus

A relatively small plot of land has recently become a site of contention between the government and Hong Kong Baptist University. The issue is symptomatic of problems in town planning, the land shortage in Hong Kong and the need for long-term vision with regard to higher education.

14 Mar 2013 - 2:59am

Spat demeans academic and minister

Baptist University's president, Professor Albert Chan. Photo: Berton Chang

The spat between Baptist University and the government is a bit like the snapping between the two main characters in Dumb and Dumber. Since that silly Hollywood comedy already has a prequel, perhaps university president Albert Chan Sun-chi and food and health chief Dr Ko Wing-man are aiming to make a sequel.

7 Mar 2013 - 2:35am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 18, 2013

Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Photo: AP

It is common for employees in Hong Kong to work long hours. There appears to be no change in this state of affairs despite efforts by the government to change the working culture.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am 1 comment

Talking points

Professor Jao Tsung-i

Ministers face Legco panels on policy address

Five panels of the Legislative Council - welfare services, public service, food safety and environmental hygiene, constitutional affairs, and health services - receive briefings by the relevant ministers on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address.


Official launch for Academy of Sinology

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

The warrior of the arts talks strategy

The warrior of the arts talks strategy

A Zen ink painting with just one broad, black, horizontal stroke hangs in Professor John Aiken's neat office at Baptist University's new Communication and Visual Arts Building in Kowloon Tong.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Baptist University institute apologises for 'Blue Book' negligence

Chinese University received an unexpected apology yesterday from academics who were responsible for a contentious report on Hong Kong which called for the city's top civil servants to be appointed by Beijing.

The report claimed that Chinese University's liberal studies course was being "influenced" by an unnamed foundation in the United States.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

University 'Blue Book' criticises recruitment of foreign teachers

Albert Chan Sun-chi

A Baptist University-initiated publication already under academic investigation contains another contentious allegation about the British Council's role in recruiting teachers under the native English-speaking (NET) scheme, the South China Morning Post found.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 7 comments