The Transmission of Chinese Medicine

Author: Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645423

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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This is a study of traditional medical education in the People's Republic of China. The author became a disciple of a scholarly private practitioner, a Qigong master; attended courses given by a senior acupuncturist and masseur; and studied with undergraduates at the Yunnan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the standardized knowledge of official Chinese medicine is inculcated. She compares theories and practices of these different Chinese medical traditions, and her fascinating insider's account of traditional medical practices brings out the way in which the context of instruction shapes knowledge.

Medizinische Diskurse zu Irresein in China (1600-1930)

Author: Angelika C. Messner

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515075480

Category: History

Page: 294

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Die Er�ffnung des ersten Irrenhauses in Kanton (1898) durch einen amerikanischen Missionsarzt markiert den Beginn der �westlichen� Psychiatrie in China. W�hrend der Republikzeit (1911-1949) wurde sie - insbesondere die Idee der Institution �Irrenhaus� - von reformorientierten Intellektuellen im Rahmen ihres �modernistischen Diskurses� als zentrale Notwendigkeit fuer Chinas Rettung und Erneuerung propagiert. Die vorliegende Monographie fragt nicht nur nach den Hintergruenden und nach den Bemuehungen, das spezifisch westliche medizinische Vokabular in die chinesische Sprache einzugliedern, sondern wesentlich auch nach den medizinischen Sicht- und Handhabungsweisen im indigenen Kontext. Wie haben chinesische �rzte Irresein wahrgenommen und behandelt? Warum ergab sich im chinesischen Kontext niemals die Notwendigkeit, spezielle H�user zur Behandlung von �Wahnsinnigen� einzurichten? "�innovative, well-structured and immensely useful�" Medical History.

Ein Wissenschaftsmuseum geht unter die Haut

Sensorische Ethnographie des Deutschen Hygiene-Museums

Author: Susanne B. Schmitt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420199

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Sensory Turn: Diese experimentelle Ethnographie beleuchtet erstmalig ein Wissenschaftsmuseum aus der Perspektive leiblicher Erfahrung. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Frage nach Diskursen und Erfahrungen von den Sinnen und von Sinnlichkeit in einer Institution des Kulturbetriebes, die sich dem Thema »Körper« widmet. Susanne B. Schmitt stellt die Perspektiven von Museumsmitarbeitern in den Mittelpunkt und hinterfragt ihr Erleben des Deutschen Hygiene-Museums als durch den Körper erfahrenen Ort. In ihrer ethnologisch informierten Studie beleuchtet sie dabei kritisch die Hierarchisierung und Klassifizierung der »Sinne« als lokale und lokalisierbare Weisen der Wahrnehmung.

Innovation in Chinese Medicine

Author: Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800686

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 8808


A 2001 series of case-studies exploring the transformation of Chinese medicine over the centuries.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

Author: Peter M. Wayne,Mark Fuerst

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309421

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 2271


Presents the basic principles of tai chi and provides instructions for integrating tai chi into everyday activities to improve health and well-being.

Pulse Diagnosis in Early Chinese Medicine

The Telling Touch

Author: Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516625

Category: History

Page: 404

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A study of the earliest extensive account of Chinese pulse diagnosis, focusing on a biography of Chunyu Yi.

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E-Book

Author: Volker Scheid,Hugh MacPherson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048364

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

Chinese medicine in contemporary China

plurality and synthesis

Author: Volker Scheid

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Medical

Page: 407

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As a traditional healing art that has established a contemporary global presence, Chinese medicine defies categories and raises many interesting questions. If Chinese medicine is "traditional," why has it not disappeared with the rest of traditional Chinese society? If, as some claim, it is a science, what does that imply about what we call science? What is the secret of Chinese medicine's remarkable adaptability that has allowed it to prosper for more than 2,000 years? In" Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China" Volker Scheid presents an ethnography of Chinese medicine that seeks to answer these questions, but his ethnography is informed by some atypical approaches. Scheid, a medical anthropologist and practitioner of Chinese medicine in practice since 1983, has produced an ethnography that accepts plurality as an intrinsic and nonreducible aspect of medical practice. It has been widely noted that a patient visiting ten different practitioners of Chinese medicine may receive ten different prescriptions for the same complaint, yet many of these various treatments may be effective. In attempting to illuminate the plurality in Chinese medical practice, Scheid redefines-and in some cases abandons-traditional anthropological concepts such as tradition, culture, and practice in favor of approaches from disciplines such as science and technology studies, social psychology, and Chinese philosophy. As a result, his book sheds light not only on Chinese medicine but also on the Western academic traditions used to examine it and presents us with new perspectives from which to deliberate the future of Chinese medicine in a global context. "Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China" is the product of two decades of research including numerous interviews and case studies. It will appeal to a western academic audience as well as practitioners of Chinese medicine and other interested medical professionals, including those from western biomedicine.

Practitioners, Practices, and Patients

New Approaches to Medical Archaeology and Anthropology : Proceedings of a Conference Held at Magdalene College, Cambridge, November 2000

Author: Patricia Anne Baker,Gillian Carr

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842170793

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Medical care in the past, and indeed present societies, can be studied in a number of different ways, including palaeopatholoy, palaeobotany, literary evidence, material culture and different medical ideologies and belief systems. These 15 papers from a conference held at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2000 explore these diverse forms of interpretation, though largely focusing on material culture aspects.

Plants, Health and Healing

On the Interface of Ethnobotany and Medical Anthropology

Author: Elisabeth Hsu,Stephen Harris

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450601

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 8022


Plants have cultural histories, and their culturally known applications change through time and across contexts. The impact of individual plant species on human cultures has been profound, whether it is the coca and quinine from South America or tea and coffee from the Old World. This pattern is seen in all types of uses that humans make of plants, from trees used for construction, through species used for perfume through to food plants. However, it is medicinal plants that have attracted considerable attention recently, whether as a justification of plant conservation efforts or through the perception that direct use of medicinal plants may offer something that is not delivered by orthodox medicine. Nevertheless, surprisingly little research has been done on the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. This volume makes an important contribution to filling this gap. Its two central aims are to demonstrate that plant knowledge is not paradigmatic positive knowledge but situational and arises in relationships, and to show that modern medicinal plant discovery can be viewed as the epitome of a long history of borrowing, stealing, and exchanging plants.

Krank warum?

Vorstellungen der Völker, Heiler, Mediziner : [Ausstellung, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, 9. März bis 16. Juli 1995; Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum (Schlossmuseum), Linz, April bis August 1996] : [Katalog]

Author: Frank Beat Keller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Diseases

Page: 336

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Die Heilkunst des Pien Lu

Arzt und Krankheit in bildhaften Ausdrücken der chinesischen Sprache

Author: Erhard Rosner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chinese language

Page: 216

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Making Chinese Medicine Through Transnational Frames

Author: Mei Zhan

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Traditional Chinese medicine is often portrayed as an enduring system of therapeutic knowledge that has become globalized in recent decades. InOther-Worldly, Mei Zhan argues that the discourses and practices called _traditional Chinese medicine_ are made through, rather than prior to, translocal encounters and entanglements. Zhan spent a decade following practitioners, teachers, and advocates of Chinese medicine through clinics, hospitals, schools, and grassroots organizations in Shanghai and The San Francisco Bay Area. Drawing on that ethnographic research, she demonstrates that the everyday practice of Chinese medicine is about much more than writing herbal prescriptions and inserting acupuncture needles. _Traditional Chinese medicine_ is also made and remade through efforts to create a preventive medicine for The _proletariat world,_ reinvent it for cosmopolitan middle-class aspirations, produce clinical _miracles,_ translate knowledge and authority, and negotiate marketing strategies and medical ethics. Whether discussing the presentation of Chinese medicine at a health fair sponsored by a Silicon Valley corporation, or how the inclusion of a traditional Chinese medicine clinic authenticates the _California_ appeal of an upscale residential neighbourhood in Shanghai, Zhan emphasizes that unexpected encounters and interactions are not anomalies in the structure of Chinese medicine. Instead, they are constitutive of its irreducibly complex and open-ended worlds. Zhan proposes an ethnography of _worlding_ as an analytic for engaging and illuminating emergent cultural processes such as those she describes. Rather than taking _cultural difference_ as the starting point for anthropological inquiries, this analytic emphasizes how various terms of difference_for example, _traditional,_ _Chinese,_ and _medicine__ are invented, negotiated, and deployed translocally.Other-Worldlyis a theoretically innovative and ethnographically rich account of the worlding of Chinese medicine.

Wind, life, health

anthropological and historical perspectives

Author: Elisabeth Hsu,Chris Low

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 1302


Through a series of thought-provoking articles, Wind, Life, Health: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives examines the richness of human ideas surrounding wind in all its manifestations—breath, spirit, sentiment, life, and health. Examines the richness of human ideas and practices surrounding wind, life, and health Features articles covering a wide range of themes including landscape, weather, body, perception, emplacement, climate, seasons, song, and music Conveys how different peoples have grappled with winds and spirits and how their experiences have shaped their world Explores a range of cultures: hunters and gatherers in the polar regions, inhabitants of the Malaysian rain forest, Andaman Islands, ancient India, China, Greece, Muslim East Africa, Victorian England, and mountain-dwelling Swiss

Hybridising East and West

Tales Beyond Westernisation ; Empirical Contributions to the Debates on Hybridity

Author: Dominique Schirmer,Gernot Saalmann,Christl Kessler

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825801557

Category: History

Page: 344

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