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‘Like Rain falling on Sand or Hair Dip’d in Water’: Metaphor and the Chinese Art of Feeling

Joe Moshenska

in Feeling Pleasures: The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712947
eISBN:
9780191781377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712947.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the early reception of Chinese medicine, especially pulse-taking techniques, in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century England. The ways in which touch had formerly been ... More


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