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Asian medicine and globalization

Author: Joseph S Alter
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005.
Series: Encounters with Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As more and more Asian medical practices cross into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east in the form of plastic surgery, these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Student Collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asian medicine and globalization.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607611334
Online version:
Asian medicine and globalization.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)608843391
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Alter
ISBN: 0812238664 9780812238662
OCLC Number: 57319983
Description: vi 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The politics of culture and medicine --
Āyurvedic acupuncture--transnational nationalism : ambivalence about the origin and authenticity of medical knowledge / Joseph S. Alter --
Deviant airs in "traditional" Chinese medicine / Vivienne Lo and Sylvia Schroer --
Reinventing traditional medicine : method, institutional change, and the manufacture of drugs and medication in late colonial India / S. Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina --
Health and medicine in British India and the Dutch Indies : a comparative study / Deepak Kumar --
Nationalism, transnationalism, and the politics of "traditional" Indian medicine for HIV/AIDS / Cecilia Van Hollen --
Mapping science and nation in China / Nancy N. Chen --
Sanskrit gynecologies in postmodernity : the commodization of Indian medicine in alternative medical and new-age discourses on women's health / Martha Ann Selby --
China reconstructs : cosmetic surgery and nationalism in the reform era / Susan Brownell.
Series Title: Encounters with Asia.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph S. Alter.
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"An important collection of studies on a significant group of topics. . . . It deserves to be widely read."-Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

 
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