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The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960 (Hardback)

Bridie Andrews

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ISBN 10: 0774824328 / ISBN 13: 9780774824323
Editore: University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2014
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book will be of particular interest to students or scholars studying China, medical history, or East-West relations. Codice inventario libreria AAJ9780774824323

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Titolo: The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-...

Casa editrice: University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro: New

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Medical care in nineteenth-century China was spectacularly pluralistic: herbalists, shamans, bone-setters, midwives, priests, and a few medical missionaries from the West all competed for patients. This book examines the dichotomy between "Western" and "Chinese" medicine, showing how it has been greatly exaggerated. As missionaries went to lengths to make their medicine more acceptable to Chinese patients, modernizers of Chinese medicine worked to become more "scientific" by eradicating superstition and creating modern institutions. Andrews challenges the supposed superiority of Western medicine in China while showing how "traditional" Chinese medicine was deliberately created in the image of a modern scientific practice.

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A look at the surprising collision, and convergence, of Western traditions with Chinese medicine in modern China. 

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