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Learn about the latest developments in Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicines such as acupuncture, herbal therapies, and Qigong have long played an important role in preventing diseases and prolonging life. A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet frees readers from having to sift through the countless web sites on their own to find up-to-date, quality, reliable information on these and more types of Chinese medicine. This handy source provides a categorized listing of online sites related to Chinese culture and medicine, and helpfully includes a brief description of each site's content. Guidelines are provided for searching, cataloging, and evaluating web sites concerned with Chinese medicine based on the author's personal experience as a user and researcher.

Renowned Chinese medicine authority Dr. Ka Wai Fan took two years of diligent work to compile A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet. He painstakingly provides readers with a comprehensive, current listing of personally-researched high quality web sites and information. The author also discusses in detail how to best evaluate web sites, the basic terms within Chinese medicine, and the classification of web sites. This extensive resource is an important reference tool for anyone researching Chinese medicine.

Web listings provided in A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet include:

• Important portals and Web sites covering general information
• Crucial organizations involved in Chinese medicine
• Web site listings to access specific libraries and unique resources
• Listings for schools dealing with Chinese medicine
• Journal listingsexplaining specific aspects of Chinese medicine
• Extensive lists of databases, bibliographies, and electronic texts vital for research
• Web sites listing Chinese history and philosophy

A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet is an invaluable resource for librarians, educators, students, and experts in Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine.
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What People Are Saying

John P.C. Moffett
WILL PROVE OF VALUE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF USERS. Scholars of Chinese medical history will find newly available databases of images and electronic texts or government documentation, practitioners a wealth of detailed clinical knowledge, prospective TCM doctors hundreds of colleges and universities in China and the West where they can learn their art, and those in the pharmaceutical business potential suppliers and research partners. . . . AN INVALUABLE MAP OF THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON THAT IS CHINESE MEDICINE AS IT CONTINUES TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. (John P.C. Moffett, Librarian, East Asian History of Science Library, Needham Research Institute)
Marta Hanson
Finally someone has taken the time to surf the web for all sites related to Chinese medicine, organized them into clear categories, and evaluated their content for future users. This book is more than the yellow pages for Chinese medicine on the web; it is a critical annotated bibliography of nearly all internet resources about the subject. No one has cast their net so widely in the seas of European and Asian websites related to Chinese medicine; nor has anyone reviewed the material so carefully. The introduction alone could stand as an article on the changing definitions of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) over the past decade and how Chinese medicine fits into the CAM framework in the United States and Europe. The author also introduces a valuable method for evaluating internet resources called “CARS” that teachers on all levels may well want their students to memorize: Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, and Support. Now that more and more people rely on the internet for knowledge and information on health care and medical treatments, skills for evaluating the trustworthiness, accuracy, impartiality, and documentation of internet sources are all the more necessary. . . . A Guide to Chinese Medicine on the Internet could not be a more timely intervention to separate the legitimate and trustworthy from the fraudulent and profit seeking websites. Any reader will be pleased to have him at the helm to navigate a course through a veritable storm of random information on Chinese medicine on the web. . . . AN ENORMOUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIELD for students, researchers, and professors and as such should be published. (Marta Hanson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the History ofEast Asian Medicine; History of Chinese science and medicine; History of epidemics and disease in China, Johns Hopkins University)
Elisabeth Hsu
AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE TO ANY PRACTITIONER, LIBRARIAN, OR RESEARCHER. (Dr. Elisabeth Hsu, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789031990
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ka Wai Fan, PhD, is a full-time lecturer in the Chinese Civilization Center, City University of Hong Kong; an honorary adjunct assistant professor in the School of Chinese Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and honorary visiting fellow (2006-2009) at the Center for Traditional Chinese Science and Civilization, in The Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. He received his PhD, MPhil, and BA all from the Department of History, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He worked as an assistant professor in the Institute of History, National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan. His research interests include the history of Chinese medicine and online information on Chinese medicine. He has written several publications on both the online resources of Chinese medicine, and the history of Chinese medicine.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Portals and General Web Sites
Chapter 3. Organizations
Chapter 4. Libraries
Chapter 5. Schools
Chapter 6. Journals
Chapter 7. Databases, Bibliographies and Electrical Texts
Chapter 8. History and Philosophy
Reference Notes Included

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