Challenges in developing the Chinese traditional medical knowledge databases in China
Nan Xia Faculty of Law, China Jiliang University

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This article discusses the development of a comprehensive database for traditional Chinese medical knowledge (TMK), addressing the dual goals of safeguarding this heritage and promoting its responsible utilization and dissemination, mindful of China’s cultural and historical nuances. It offers a critical analysis of the complex interplay between China’s unique historical and cultural fabric, global dynamics and the evolution of the TMK databases within the nation. The focus is on illuminating how these multifaceted elements converge to shape the way the TMK is managed and represented digitally, thereby offering insights for developing more responsive, culturally sensitive and effective TMK database systems.

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