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Avoiding the Dire Straits : An inquiry into Food Provisions and Scurvy in Maritime and Military History of China and wider East Asia.
Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (289 pages).|
|Contents:||Table of contentsPrologue: building up towards an interdisciplinary project; Prologue: building up towards an interdisciplinary project; Introduction: hypothesis, methodology, survey; CHAPTER I; The issue of scurvy in Western history; 1.1. Origins and records: land scurvy; 1.2. The scourge of sea voyages; 1.3. The physicians' approach; 1.4. Backgrounds to the long road: sailors, surgeons, supplies and causes; 1.5. Looking across cultural horizons: the non-Western experience; 1.6. The triggering factor: haptoglobin polymorphism and vitamin C; CHAPTER II; Remarkable medical writings. 2.1. Qingtui yagan: scurvy seen through Chinese eyes2.1.1. Preliminary bibliographical enquiries; 2.1.2. Textual origin and genealogy; 2.1.3. Scurvy in the qingtui yagan chapter of the Yizong jinjian; 18.104.22.168. Introduction: diagnosis; 22.214.171.124. Historical background and causes; 126.96.36.199. Treatments: survey; 188.8.131.52. Horse milk and horse brain; 184.108.40.206. Tonics; 220.127.116.11. Bloodletting; 18.104.22.168. Ointment; 22.214.171.124. Additional cures; 126.96.36.199. Incurable cases; 2.1.4. Evaluation; 2.1.5. Qingtui yagan in later works and commentaries; 2.2. Supplying in the army; CHAPTER III. Of junks and compasses: opening the curtain on the food suppliesof pre-modern Chinese seamen3.1. A quest for data; 3.2. Geographical environment; 3.3. The origins of Chinese seafaring activities; 3.4. Maritime exploits in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods; 3.5. Heightened maritime activity during Qin and Han dynasties; 3.6. Sea travellers and their accounts; 3.7. "Floating gardens": images of a forgotten technique; 3.8. The Quanzhou shipwreck; 3.9. The Mongols at sea; 3.10. Zheng He's long distance voyages; 3.11. Korean castaways; 3.12. From Ming to Qing. 3.13. Trading junks, pirates and Western witnesses in the Eastern Seas3.14. The case of the Japanese drifters: the ultimate evidence; 3.15. Touching new horizons: Chinese emigration to the Americas; 3.16. Fujian: overseas seasonal labour and the vegetable experience; CHAPTER IV; Fresh water on a salty sea; 4.1. A life-saving necessity; 4.2. Tea: the "magical" potion; CHAPTER V; Introduction of Western knowledge into China: theory versus practice; 5.1. The infusion of Western medical knowledge. 5.2. An outbreak of scurvy in twentieth century China Outbreakof scurvy in twentieth century ChinaCHAPTER VI; Quantifying the pre-modern Chinese sailor's diet: a reconstructive attempt; Conclusions and epilogue; Bibliography; Index.|
|Series Title:||East Asian economic and socio-cultural studies., East Asian maritime history.|