Dr. Rey Tiquia

DR. Rey Tiquia is a Chinese technoscience philosopher at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Technoscience’ is a knowledge system that is closely linked to society and nature and vice-versa. This philosophy sees no dichotomy between science and technology. Each is an extension and embodiment of the other. Rey does research in Qualitative Social Research, Sociological Translation and Medical Anthropology. His current project is 'Restoring the Chinese Calendar 'Lifa' and the Cosmic Breath 'Qi' to the Real World.' As an independent Chinese technoscience researcher, he studies the metaphysical value of the Cosmic Breath 'Qi' and the Transnational Elemental Stems and Zodiacal Branches Calendrical Clock (Northern and Southern Hemispheres)to interrupt the decline of traditional Chinese Medicine and other Chinese technoscientific practices and their respective prognosticative power as mobile bodies of local knowledge while ensuring their continued innovation and regeneration.

I am a qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner and independent researchder in Australia. In this capacity, I reconstituted and developed the TCM practice of differentiating clinical patterns and associating 'yao' ; retored the metaphysical value of the Cosmic Breath 'Qi' and the Transnatonal Elemental Stems and Zodiacal Branches Calendrical Clock (Northern & Southern Hemispheres). I was born in Manila, Philippines, completed my primary, secondary and tertiary education here. I travelled to Beijing China and undertook and completed  my Bachelors Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine here. 

Selected publications

1. Tiquia, R. “A Cultural and Linguistic Translation of Warm Factors Epidemics Wenbing AsViral Influenza Epidemics in Australia.” eä Journal of Medical Humanities & SocialStudies of Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No.1 (August 2010): 1-15. <<http://www.ea-journal.com/art2.1/A-Cultural-and-Linguistic-Translation.pdf>> AccessedMay 19, 2016.

2. Tiquia, R.  Traditional Chinese Medicine as an Australian Tradition of HealthCare, University of Melbourne Custom Book Centre (Thesis Series), 2011. 

3. Tiquia, R. Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Guide to its Practice. Sydney: Choice Books.1996..

4.Tiquia, R.  “ Restoring the Chinese Calendar Lifa  and the Cosmic Breath Qi to the Real World,”   Proceedings of the  Intelligent Systems Conference,   7-8 September, 2017 , London, UK.

5. Tiquia, R. “Constructing a Symmetrical Translating Knowledge Space between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Scientific Medicine in Australia.” In ComplementaryMedicine and Culture: The Changing Cultural Territory of Local and Global Healing Practices, edited by Tass Holmes and Evan-Paul Cherniack  161-189. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2017.

6. Tiquia, R.“ ‘Trialling’ Chinese Medicine in Colonial Australia”, [Insert)Chapter Nine: ‘Chinese Medicine as World Medicine. ’ In Chinese Medicine andHealing: An Illustrated History. edited by T. J. Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes.343-345. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2013 .

7.Tiquia, R. “ The Use of Chrono-acupuncture and Chemotherapy in Treating Lung Cancer as Kesou (‘Cough’) in Melbourne, Australia : A Clinical Report, ” in Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Advances in Cancer Medical Research (ACMR 2013) . Singapore. November 18-19, 2012 .

8. Tiquia, R. "The Qi that Got Lost in Translation Traditional Chinese Medicine, ‘Humour’ and Healing.” In Humour in Chinese Life and Letters.Classical and Traditional Approaches  edited by J. V. Chey and J. Milner Davis. 37-47. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 2011.

9. Tiquia, R. “Constructing a Non-Hegemonic Interactive Space for Traditional Asian Medicine.” Conference Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). Melbourne (2008) .

10. Tiquia, R.  “ Bottling’ an Australian Medical Tradition: Traditional Chinese medicine mduring the Australian Federation.” In After the Rush - Regulation, Participation and Chinese Communities in Australia 1860-1940. edited by S. Couchman, J. Fitzgerald and P. McGregor. 203-215. Kingsbury, Victoria: Overland Literary Journal, No. 9.

11. Tiquia, R. “ Developing Criteria for TCM Standards in Australia,” Working Disparate Knowledge Systems Together Seminar/Workshop Science in Society Working Papers Second Series No. 15, Deakin University, November 26-27, 1994, 57-65 .

12.Tiquiia, R. “Surfing the Oceanic Waves of the Cosmic Breath Under the  Guidance of  the Stem and Branches Calendrical Clock .”.Academic Journal of Feng Shui 1st Symposium – OceaniaUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia, 13 & 14 May 2017 <<http://ajofengshui.co.nf/wp content/uploads/2017/05/Tiquia_Rey_2017_Surfing_Oceanic_Waves_L_P.pdf>>

13. Tiquia, R. “ The Paradigm of Theory-as-Practice: Traditional Chinese Natural Studiesmand the Performance of the Cosmic Breath Qi in a New Global SpacetimeSystem.” The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia (JOSA), Vol. 47, 2015. 190-230.