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The impotence epidemic : men's medicine and sexual desire in contemporary China

Author: Everett Zhang
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Critical global health.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this ethnography of impotence as a medical and social phenomenon, Everett Yuehong Zhang argues that the recent increase in Chinese men seeking treatment for impotence represents a shift in  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Everett Zhang
ISBN: 9780822358442 0822358441 9780822358565 0822358565
OCLC Number: 878023951
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The birth of nanke (men's medicine) --
Sexual repression --
One thousand bodies of impotence --
Impotence, family, and women --
The loss of jing (seminal essence) and the revival of yangsheng (the cultivation of life) --
Bushen (nourishing the kidney), shugan (smoothing out the liver) or taking the great brother (Viagra) --
Potency is fullness of life --
Conclusion: If shen (the kidney) is strong, life is good.
Series Title: Critical global health.
Responsibility: Everett Yuehong Zhang.

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