Chinese Medicine and Healing An Illustrated History

ISBN-10: 0674047370

ISBN-13: 9780674047372

Edition: 2012

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Chinese Medicine and Healing is a comprehensive introduction to a rich array of Chinese healing practices as they have developed through time and across cultures. Contributions from fifty-eight leading international scholars in such fields as Chinese archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a collaborative work of uncommon intellectual synergy, and a vital new resource for anyone working in East Asian or world history, in medical history and anthropology, and in biomedicine and complementary healing arts.This illustrated history explores the emergence and development of a wide range of health interventions, including propitiation of disease-inflicting spirits, divination, vitality-cultivating meditative disciplines, herbal remedies, pulse diagnosis, and acupuncture. The authors investigate processes that contribute to historical change, such as competition between different types of practitioner—shamans, Daoist priests, Buddhist monks, scholar physicians, and even government officials. Accompanying vignettes and illustrations bring to life such diverse arenas of health care as childbirth in the Tang period, Yuan state-established medical schools, fertility control in the Qing, and the search for sexual potency in the People’s Republic.The two final chapters illustrate Chinese healing modalities across the globe and address the challenges they have posed as alternatives to biomedical standards of training and licensure. The discussion includes such far-reaching examples as Chinese treatments for diphtheria in colonial Australia and malaria in Africa, the invention of ear acupuncture by the French and its worldwide dissemination, and the varying applications of acupuncture from Germany to Argentina and Iraq.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 470
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

TJ Hinrichs is Assistant Professor of History at Cornell University.

Linda L. Barnes is Director of the Masters Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at BUSM, and in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University.

Introduction
The Pre-Han Period
Oracle Bones of the Late Shang Dynasty (ca. Thirteenth-Eleventh Centuries B.C.E.)
The Dreams of the Lord of Jin
The Hexagram Gu
The Han Period
The Treatment of Women
A Late Han Adept
The Period of Division and the Tang Period
Shamans
Prerequisites for Treating Childlessness
Nurturing the Fetus
Childbirth
Ingestion of the Five Sprouts
The Celestial Brigand and Illness
Sun Simiao
The Song and Jin Periods
Plague God Cults
Legendary Daoist Women
Song Printed Medical Works and Mediveal Japanese Medicine
The Yuan and Ming Periods
Arabic Medicine in China
Tu� Tinh-Vietnamese Monk-Physician at the Ming Court
A Choson Korea Medical Synthesis: Ho Chun's Precious Mirror of Eastern Medicine
Medical Schools and the Temples of the Three Progenitors
Children's Medicine
Li Shizhen
Variolation
The Qing Period
Fertility Control and Demographics
Female Alchemy
The Nineteenth-Century Bubonic Plague Epidemic
The Emperor's Physician
The Jianghu Performance of Medical and Martial Arts in Late Imperial Vernacular Fiction
Eighteenth-Century European Views of Gongfu (Kungfu)
The "Warm Diseases" Current of Learning
The Republic of China
Dissection in China
Neurasthenia (shenjing shuairuo) in China
Advertising Hygienic Modernity
The People's Republic of China
Propaganda and Health
Folk Nutritional Therapy in Modern China
Inventing Qigong
Chinese Medicine as Popular Knowledge in Urban China
Seal Penis, Viagra, and Sexual Potency in Post-Mao China
Religious Healing in the People's Republic of China
SARS, Bird Flu, and Media Transparency in China
A World of Chinese Medicine and Healing: Part One
Acupuncture in Argentina
Acupuncture in Germany
Textuality and Truth in U.S. Chinese Medicine Education
Acupuncture in Iraq
Get on Track with Subhealth: Changing Trajectories of "Preventive Medicine"
Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trials and Chinese Medicine
A World of Chinese Medicine and Healing: Part Two
Chinese Medicine in Africa
"Trialing" Chinese Medicine in Colonial Australia
TCM and Chinese Immigrants with Tuberculosis in New York City's Chinatown: A Case Study
Is Vietnamese Medicine Chinese Medicine?
Visualizing Qi
Taiji in America
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Index
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