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The Transmission of Chinese Medicine

The Transmission of Chinese Medicine

by Elisabeth Hsu


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The Transmission of Chinese Medicine

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521642361
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology Series , #7
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. The secret transmission of knowledge and practice; 2. Qigong and the concept of Qi; 3. The personal transmission of knowledge; 4. Interpreting a classical Chinese medical text; 5. The standardised transmission of knowledge; 6. Teaching from traditional Chinese medical textbooks; 7. Styles of knowing; Appendix.

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