Prof. Dr. Enqin Zhang (Engin CAN）was born in Zhang Jia Ji, Linyi County, Dezhou City, Shandong Province, China in June 1953.
He began studying Chinese medicine in 1972 at Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in Laiyang, Shandong, China. From 1975 to 1979, he studied Western medicine at Shandong Loude Medical College as well as excelled there as a young teacher lecturing on TCM basic theory, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese internal medicine. At the same time, he was co-author of several TCM textbooks, including【Basic Theory of TCM】, 【Chinese Medicinal Herbs& Formulas】, 【Clinic of TCM】and 【Basic Knowledge of Western Medicine】.
In spring of 1979, he undertook the advanced studies course on Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) and Jin Kui Yao Lue (Synopsis of the Golden Chamber) for teachers of Chinese TCM universities organized by the Chinese Public Health Ministry at Heilongjiang University of TCM, in Haerbin, China.
In September 1979, he successfully passed the postgraduate entrance exam and became a postgraduate student of Shandong University of TCM, in Jinan, China. Afterwards, he spent 3 years specializing in Shang Han Lun under his tutor Professor Li Ke-Shao, the renowned specialist in Shang Han Lun at home and abroad.
In September 1982, he graduated from Shandong University of TCM with a postgraduate dip. and Master of Medicine. On 26th Sept.1992, he also obtained his doctorate from Alternative Medicine Institute and professorship in both alternative medicine and Chinese medicine from 6 international and Chinese universities and institutes.
From 1982, he lectured on Shang Han Lun in Shandong University of TCM and practised under his tutor Professor Lu Tong-jie, a highly regarded TCM clinical expert at the university-affiliated hospital.
From 1985-1991, he was director of the Advanced Studies Department of Shandong TCM University as well as a chief author and editor of many TCM books, such as 【Research in Classical Formulas】 (discussing more than 100 formulas of Shang Han Lun and Jin Kui Yao Lue) , published by Yellow River Press in 1989; and the series 【A Practical English-Chinese Library of TCM】, composed of 14 books, the first English-Chinese edition of TCM textbooks in the world, published by Shanghai TCM University Press in 1990, which has been distributed to more than 80 countries. In 1991, he was chief editor of 【Chinese National Traditional Medicines Series】, composed of 27 books, including【Tibetan Medicine】，published by Science Press starting from 1991 to 1996. In 1991, he was one of the winners of the Academic Degree Committee of the Chinese State Council & Education Ministry’s award to 695 Chinese Doctorate & master’s degree holders for their outstanding achievements.
Since 1992, Professor Enqin Zhang (Engin CAN) has lectured and practised in many countries. Currently, he is one of the leading practitioners and educators in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the UK and Europe. He obtained the full membership of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM); Registration: FN0060112) on 5th October 2006, and got the fellow member of ATCM on 24th Nov.2011; now he is a senior member of the Royal Society of Medicine UK(the membership no.00700270) ; and currently practices at King's Cross TCM & Herbal Centre UACM and acts as president of UK Academy of Chinese Medicine; he also lectures on Shang Han Lun for TCM postgraduates, and the parts of Chinese internal medicine for year 4 of undergraduates at Middlesex University, London, UK.
Additionally, his new English edition book 【Shang Han Lun Study Guide】, mainly introducing current clinical applications and pharmaceutical researches of formulas in Shang Han Lun , has been published in June 2012 by People’s Medical Publishing House, Beijing, China.