Early Chinese Medical Literature

Author: Donald Harper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136172378
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Soup For The Qan

Author: Buell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136172653
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Imagining Chinese Medicine

Author: Vivienne Lo
Publisher: Sir Henry Wellcome Asian
ISBN: 9789004362161
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A remarkable journey through Chinese medical illustrations from the earliest illustrated manuscripts to advertising and comic books. Senior and emerging scholars from Asia, Europe and the Americas rethink the history of medicine, its epistemologies and materialities, challenging Eurocentric narratives.

Innovation in Chinese Medicine

Author: Elisabeth Hsu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521800686
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A 2001 series of case-studies exploring the transformation of Chinese medicine over the centuries.

Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine

Author: Marta Hanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136816429
Format: PDF
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"This book is the biography of a Chinese disease. Born in antiquity and reaching maturity during the epidemics that swept China during the seventeenth-century collapse of the Ming dynasty, the ancient notion of wenbing Warm diseases continued to play a role even in the response of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the outbreak of SARS in 2002-3. By following wenbing from its birth to maturity and even life in modern times this book approaches the history of Chinese medicine from a new angle. It explores the possibility of replacing older narratives that stress progress and linear development with accounts that pay attention to geographic, intellectual, and cultural diversity. By doing so it integrates the history of Chinese medicine into broader historical studies in a way that has not so far been attempted, and addresses the concerns of a readership much wider than that of Chinese medicine specialists"--Provided by publisher.

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Author: TJ Hinrichs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674047370
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This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.

Celestial Lancets

Author: Gwei-Djen Lu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136612556
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Using modern knowledge to shed light on ancient techniques, this text examines two of the earliest therapeutic techniques of Chinese medicine: acupuncture and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the implantation of very thin needles into subcutaneous connective tissue and muscle at a great number of different points on the body's surface; moxibustion is the burning of Artemisia tinder (moxa) either directly on the skin or just above it. For 2500 years the Chinese have used both techniques to relieve pain and to heal a wide variety of illnesses and malfunctions. Providing a full historical account of acupuncture and moxibustion in the theoretical structure of Chinese medicine, Doctors Lu and Needham combine it with a rationale of the two techniques in the light of modern scientific knowledge.

Night time and Sleep in Asia and the West

Author: Lodewijk Brunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134367546
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Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West allows the reader to track the differences in the cultural importance given to the night, and to compare the ways in which the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West.

The Way and the Word

Author: Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300101607
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The rich civilizations of ancient China and Greece built sciences of comparable sophistication--each based on different foundations of concept, method, and organization. In this engrossing book, two world-renowned scholars compare the cosmology, science, and medicine of China and Greece between 400 B.C. and A.D. 200, casting new light not only on the two civilizations but also on the evolving character of science. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin investigate the differences between the thinkers in the two civilizations: what motivated them, how they understood the cosmos and the human body, how they were educated, how they made a living, and whom they argued with and why. The authors' new method integrally compares social, political, and intellectual patterns and connections, demonstrating how all affected and were affected by ideas about cosmology and the physical world. They relate conceptual differences in China and Greece to the diverse ways that intellectuals in the two civilizations earned their living, interacted with fellow inquirers, and were involved with structures of authority. By A.D. 200 the distinctive scientific strengths of both China and Greece showed equal potential for theory and practice. Lloyd and Sivin argue that modern science evolved not out of the Greek tradition alone but from the strengths of China, Greece, India, Islam, and other civilizations, which converged first in the Muslim world and then in Renaissance Europe.

Transforming the Void

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004306528
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Transforming the Void: Embryological Discourse and Reproductive Imagery in East Asian Religions provides new insight into how the body’s generative processes are harnessed as powerful metaphors for spiritual attainment in the religious traditions of China and Japan.