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HIST 2562 Medicine and Healing in China


HIST 2562/ASIAN 2262/BSOC/STS 2561/CAPS 2262 Medicine and Healing in China (GHB) (HA-AS)

Tuesday and Thursday: 2:55-4:10

Professor TJ Hinrichs

An exploration of processes of change in medicine in China.  Focuses on key transitions, such as the emergence of canonical medicine, of Daoist approaches to healing and longevity, of Buddhist medicine and medical relief, of “Scholar Physicians,” and of “traditional Chinese medicine” in modern China.  Examines the development of new healing practices in relation to both popular and specialist views of the body and disease, “cultivating vitality” practices, modes of transmission of medical knowledge, and healer-patient relations.

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