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Longing for Order

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the only thing in humankind's visible environment that is constantly changing, society. Despite constant change in history, the intensity of change has varied. The era in ... More


Medicine, or Novelty Appeal

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explains the term, medicine, and examines the theoretical foundations for Bian Que in ancient China to make his prediction, or for today's physician to make his or her evaluation. ... More


Illness as Stasis

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0034
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the Chinese conception of qi and explains why Asclepiades and his followers came up with the image of the body as being made of “un-joined mass pchapters”, and why ... More


Traditional Medicine in the PRC: Faith in Science

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0084
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

With the victory of the People's Liberation Army and the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, Marxists made a decision about the future of medicine, adapted to the situation in ... More


Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand, it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other ... More


Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More


Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Lynn Morgan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book tells the story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. The book blends social ... More


Epistemological Issues and Changing Legitimation: Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In China, the social ideology supporting the social system of the Imperial age constituted epistemological root, that is, the legitimizing context of traditional medicine. This chapter discusses the ... More


Everyday Aids Practices: Contestations of Borders and Infectious Disease in Southwest China

Sandra Teresa Hyde

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines HIV as a spatialized disease, identified with communities at the borderlands along China's multiethnic southern frontier during the late-socialist period. It shows how political ... More


Introduction

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The main ethnographic aim of this book is to examine the sociopolitical formation of a new bureaucracy within the People's Republic of China and its relationship to a specific category of alterity. ... More


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