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 The Creation and Evolution of Qigong

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces the invention and evolution of qigong, the larger movement out of which Falun Gong emerged in 1992. Qigong was created as part of a nativist Chinese reaction to the importation of ... More


Xu Dachun, Giovanni Morgagni, and Intra-abdominal Abscesses

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/9780520257658.003.0060
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter studies the observers from China who expressed that they could gain insight in the interior of the human without opening the body. They found the answer instead of in the body, in old ... More


Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

He Bian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a panoramic inquiry into China’s early modern cultural transformation through the lens of pharmacy. In the history of science and civilization in China, pharmacy—as a commercial ... More


Introduction

He Bian

in Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explores the career of pharmaceutical objecthood in Chinese culture between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It also provides a brief overview of how the scientific ... More


Huang Yong Ping and the Power of Zoomorphic Ambiguity

Kristina Kleutghen

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Born in China but now a French citizen, the contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping (b. 1954) prioritizes the contradictions and ambiguities that arise from overlapping motifs that signify differently in ... More


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