Book ID: CBB001422618

The Art of Medicine in Early China: The Ancient and Medieval Origins of a Modern Archive (2015)

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Brown, Miranda (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 251 pp.; ill.; maps; notes; index
Language: English

In this book, Miranda Brown investigates the myths that acupuncturists and herbalists have told about the birth of the healing arts. Moving from the Han (206 BC--AD 220) and Song (960--1279) dynasties to the twentieth century, Brown traces the rich history of Chinese medical historiography and the gradual emergence of the archive of medical tradition. She exposes the historical circumstances that shaped the current image of medical progenitors: the ancient bibliographers, medieval editors, and modern reformers and defenders of Chinese medicine who contributed to the contemporary shape of the archive. Brown demonstrates how ancient and medieval ways of knowing live on in popular narratives of medical history, both in modern Asia and in the West. She also reveals the surprising and often unacknowledged debt that contemporary scholars owe to their pre-modern forbearers for the categories, frameworks, and analytic tools with which to study the distant past.

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Review Catherine Despeux (2017) Review of "The Art of Medicine in Early China: The Ancient and Medieval Origins of a Modern Archive". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 161-163). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Barnes, Linda L.
Hsu, Elisabeth
Han, Jishao
Hinrichs, T. J.
Li, Jender
Goldschmidt, Asaf Moshe
Journals
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Korean Journal of Medical History
Lishi yuyan yanjiuso jikan (Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica)
Hsin-shih-hsueh (New History)
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Springer
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Concepts
Medicine, Chinese traditional
East Asia, civilization and culture
Acupuncture
Medicine, herbal
Medicine
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
People
Yi, Chunyu
Xu, Shuwei
Xu, Bin
Places
China
Asia
India
Japan
Europe
Arabian peninsula
Times
Ancient
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Song Dynasty (China, 960-1279)
Medieval
Tang dynasty (China, 618-907)
20th century
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