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Being Human in a Buddhist World An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Author: Janet Gyatso
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critically exploring scientific thought and its relation to religion in traditional Tibetan medicine, Being Human expands our sense of Tibetan cultural history, unpacking the intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious ideals during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Studying the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns, the book also advances an appreciation of Buddhism's role in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Gyatso
ISBN: 9780231164962 0231164963
OCLC Number: 1020498629
Accession No: EBC1912261 (DE-599)GBV817244441
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
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Description: Online-Ressource (539 p)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Technical Note; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: In the Capital; 1. Reading Paintings, Painting the Medical, Medicalizing the State; 2. Anatomy of an Attitude: Medicine Comes of Age; Part II: Bones of Contention; 3. The Word of the Buddha; 4. The Evidence of the Body: Medical Channels. Tantric Knowing; 5. Tangled Up in System: The Heart, in the Text and in the Hand; Coda: Influence, Rhetoric, and Riding Two Horses at Once; Part III: Roots of the Profession; 6. Women and Gender. 7. The Ethics of Being Human: The Doctor's Formation in a Material RealmConclusion: Ways and Means for Medicine; Notes; Bibliographies; Index.

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Critically exploring scientific thought and its relation to religion in traditional Tibetan medicine, Being Human expands our sense of Tibetan cultural history, unpacking the intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious ideals during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Studying the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns, the book also advances an appreciation of Buddhism's role in the development of Asian and global civilization. Through its unique focus and sophisticated reading of source materials, Being Human captures the religious character of medicine in

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