Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China / Edition 1

Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry, and Healing in China / Edition 1

by Pheng Cheah
     
 

The charismatic form of healing called qigong, which at its core involves meditative breathing exercises, achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Anthropologist Nancy N. Chen examines the cultural context of medicine and healing practices in the PRC, Taiwan, and the United States, and the pages of her book come alive with the narratives

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Overview

The charismatic form of healing called qigong, which at its core involves meditative breathing exercises, achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Anthropologist Nancy N. Chen examines the cultural context of medicine and healing practices in the PRC, Taiwan, and the United States, and the pages of her book come alive with the narratives of the numerous practitioners, healers, psychiatric patients, doctors, and bureaucrats she interviewed.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128056
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
831,171
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Fever3. Riding the Tiger4. Qigong Deviation or Psychosis5. Chinese Psychiatry and the Search for Order6. Mandate of Science7. Transnational Qigong8. Suffering and HealingGlossary

Columbia University Press

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