Reproducing women : medicine, metaphor, and childbirth in late imperial China (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Reproducing women : medicine, metaphor, and childbirth in late imperial China

Author: Yi-Li Wu
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative book uses the lens of cultural history to examine the development of medicine in Qing dynasty China. Focusing on the specialty of "medicine for women"(fuke), Yi-Li Wu explores the material and ideological issues associated with childbearing in the late imperial period. She draws on a rich array of medical writings that circulated in seventeenth- to nineteenth-century China to analyze the points of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wu, Yi-Li, 1965-
Reproducing women.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010001036
(OCoLC)502304085
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yi-Li Wu
ISBN: 9780520947610 0520947614 0520260686 9780520260689
OCLC Number: 663967918
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 362 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Late imperial fuke and the literate medical tradition --
Amateur as arbiter : popular fuke manuals in the Qing --
Function and structure in the female body --
An uncertain harvest : pregnancy and miscarriage --
"Born like a lamb" : the discourse of cosmologically resonant childbirth --
To generate and transform : strategies for postpartum health --
Epilogue: body, gender, and medical legitimacy.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Yi-Li Wu.
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Examines the development of medicine in Qing dynasty China. Focusing on the specialty of 'medicine for women' (fuke), this book explores the material and ideological issues associated with  Read more...

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"A major addition to the growing literature on the history of gender and medicine in Imperial China." -- Angela Ki Che Leung Journal Of Chinese Studies "Yi-Li Wu's volume is essential reading for Read more...

 
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