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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


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


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


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