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Needles, herbs, gods, and ghosts : China, healing, and the West to 1848

Author: Linda L Barnes
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion,  Read more...
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Barnes, Linda L.
Needles, herbs, gods, and ghosts.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005050278
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda L Barnes
ISBN: 0674023978 9780674023970 9780674018723 0674018729 9780674020542 0674020545
OCLC Number: 646814830
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 458 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Introduction --
CHAPTER 1. First Impressions: Until 1491 --
CHAPTER 2. A New Wave of Europeans: 1492-1659 --
CHAPTER 3. Model State, Medical Men, and "Mechanick Principles": 1660-1736 --
CHAPTER 4. Sinophiles, Sinophobes, and the Cult of Chinoiserie: 1737-1804 --
CHAPTER 5. Memory, History, and Imagination: 1805-1848 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Abbreviations --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: China, healing, and the West to 1848
Responsibility: Linda L. Barnes.
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When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us  Read more...

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