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The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

William S. Sax and Helene Basu (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This volume interrogates the great divide introduced by modernization theorists between the “rational,” “scientific,” or “modern,” on the one hand, and “irrational,” “ritual,” or “nonmodern,” on the ... More


Delocalizing Illness: Healing and the State in Chinese Medicine

Dominic Steavu

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In imperial China, classical literati medicine has always had to contend with and manage what it considered undesirable elements. These primarily consisted of demonological etiologies and local ... More


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