This tour examines the developments in physical and physiotherapy in China within the social and economic context and looks at how Western therapies are incorporated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The tour is designed to give participants a fascinating insight into China by looking at its society, its history and its approach to physical therapy, as well as its contemporary culture.
A superb cultural programme takes you well off the beaten track to offer an insider’s view of China. The tour itinerary also examines China’s traditional and contemporary culture and society. Visit the great sites of the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square, as well as more unusual visits. There are walking tours in old Shanghai and the historic hutongs of Beijing, as well as visits to a silk workshop in Suzhou, the Shanghai Museum, classic gardens, the Birds' Nest Stadium in Beijing and a night market in Xian. Experience the great cities as well as the stunning landscapes of rural China and experience the history, society and culture of this extraordinary land.
Sheila Purves (贝维斯) recently retired from her position as Director of International & China Programmes, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (1988 – 2013). She is now working as Consultant for The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. In the past twenty-five years, she was responsible for planning, fund-raising, implementing, and evaluating rehabilitation training projects, mainly in China, many undertaken in the Society’s role as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation. She has worked with hospitals, rehabilitation centres, social and child welfare institutes, and communities. Sheila is a Canadian citizen, with a basic degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia (1979), a Masters of Public Health in 1996 from Boston University. She is licensed as both an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist. She is honorary advisor, professor and lecturer to many hospitals and medical universities in different parts of China and she has undertaken consulting assignments for WHO, UNICEF, China Disabled Persons Federation, Handicap International (China Office), World Vision Hong Kong, Kadoorie Charitable Foundation Hong Kong and others.
In 2000 she was awarded an MBE for her work in China on the Queens’ Honour List (UK). In 2011 received a Doctor of Social Science (honoris causa) from Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Ground only: USD $3,400 pp sharing