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Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Author: Howard Chiang
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015 ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range from the spread of gingko's popularity from East Asia to the West to the appeal of acupuncture for complementing in-vitro fertilisation regimens, from the modernisation of Chinese anatomy and forensic science to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Chiang
ISBN: 9780719096006 0719096006
OCLC Number: 1114256628
Description: xv, 276 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1. Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine / Howard Chiang --
2. Objects. 2. Within the lungs, the stomach, and the mind: convergences and divergences in the medical and natural histories of Ginkgo biloba / Kuang-chi Hung --
3. Bodily knowledge and western learning in late imperial China: the case of Wang Shixiong (1808-68) / Yi-Li Wu --
4. Blood in the history of modern Chinese medicine / Bridie Andrews --
3. Authority. 5. The only options? "Experience" and "Theory" in debates over forensic knowledge and expertise in early twentieth-century China / Daniel Asen --
6. State power, governmentality, and the (mis)remembrance of Chinese medicine / David Luesink --
7. Slow medicine: how Chinese medicine became efficacious only for chronic conditions / Eric Karchmer --
4. Existence. 8. Metaphysics at the bedside / Judith Farquhar --
9. How to Make "Acubabies" / Leon Antonio Rocha
Responsibility: edited by Howard Chiang.

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This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. -- .  Read more...

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'A pioneering work of scholarship at the intersections of historical epistemology, science studies, and Chinese medical history.'Marta Hanson, Associate Professor in the History of East Asian Read more...

 
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