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Ways of Conceptualizing the Real: Scripts, Names, and Materia Medica

in The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concentrates on the process through which Itō Keisuke articulated the Linnaean system in textual representations. The centrality of the concept of the real (shin) in his articulation of ... More


Modes of Observation and the Real: Exhibition Practices of the Shōhyaku-sha

in The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concentrates on the importance of direct observation, and on how the exhibitions served as a site of contention and reevaluation of previously shared knowledge by privileging the actual ... More


A Silk Road of Pharmaceuticals and Formulas

Andrew Edmund Goble

in Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the pharmaceutical aspects of the new knowledge available in the East Asian macroculture and how Kajiwara Shōzen benefited from access to and information about materia medica ... More


Picturing the Real: Questions of Fidelity and Processes of Pictorial Representation

in The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes copper etching and ink-rubbing prints, the fundamental key to the understanding of which was the idea of the real (shin, the second character of the compound shashin). The ... More


The Eye of the Shōhyaku-sha: Between Seeing and Knowing

in The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777902
eISBN:
9780804784627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777902.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter historically places Honzō shashin within the local context of Owari, and within the discursive context of medicine and materia medica. Honzō shashin, which served as a port of entry for ... More


The Bencao gangmu and the World It Created

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the early history of materia medica in China and Japan before the seventeenth century. It focuses in particular on Li Shizhen’s Bencao gangmu, which after its publication in ... More


The Early History of Tea: Myth and Reality

James A. Benn

in Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839635
eISBN:
9780824868642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839635.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses claims for the great antiquity of tea drinking in China found in medieval sources such as the Classic of Tea (Cha jing). It analyses the mythology of the discovery of tea by ... More


The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Federico Marcon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan is a social and intellectual history of the creation, development, and apparent disappearance of a field of natural history ... More


Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact ... More


Warfare, Wound Medicine, and Song Medical Knowledge

Andrew Edmund Goble

in Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the emergence of wound medicine as a medical specialty in response to the eruption of violence and warfare in Japan in the early fourteenth century, with particular emphasis on ... More


Absence, Abundance, and Excess: Substances and Sowa Rigpa in Ladakh since the 1960s

Calum Blaikie

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the ways in which changing patterns of materia medica circulation have shaped Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) pharmacy, practice and social organization in Ladakh since the 1960s. ... More


Fueling Industrialization in the Age of Coal

Shellen Xiao Wu

in Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792844
eISBN:
9780804794732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792844.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In order to understand how and why a momentous change of the Chinese worldview occurred in the late nineteenth century, chapter 1 begins with a discussion of pre-modern forms of geological knowledge ... More


Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Andrew Edmund Goble

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first book-length exploration in English of issues of medicine and society in premodern Japan. The book expands the parameters of the study of medicine in East Asia and introduces the ... More


Primers, Medical Texts, and Other Works

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows on from Chapters 8 and 9, which were devoted to Buddhist and Confucian texts, and applies a similar analysis to a variety of other texts with a focus on those that were subjected ... More


Inventorying Nature: Tokugawa Yoshimune and the Sponsorship of Honzōgaku in Eighteenth-Century Japan

Federico Marcon

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the organizational effort behind the honzōgaku surveys under the aegis of Tokugawa Yoshimune in eighteenth-century Japan. Yoshimune enlisted scholars to produce a complete ... More


The Biography of a Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 6 examines how amchi interact with conservation-development practitioners, policies, and projects. The chapter draws on fieldwork from Yunnan Province, China—a region actually called ... More


Tea: Invigorating the Body, Mind, and Society in the Song Dynasty

James A. Benn

in Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839635
eISBN:
9780824868642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839635.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses tea culture during the Song dynasty with reference to developments in horticulture, state policy, urbanism, and changing tastes in elite and popular culture. It describes new ... More


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