• -5%
Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts - China Healing and the West to 1848
  • Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts - China Healing and the West to 1848

Needles, Herbs, Gods and Ghosts - China Healing and the West to 1848

26,50 €
25,18 € Économisez 5%
TTC

This monumental work weaves together erudite scholarship and enticing travelogue. Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts uncovers an entirely neglected story of how the West encountered China's religion, medicine, and healing practices. It challenges the reader to see how human beings encounter difference through the structure of their own thoughts and experiences. This informative, reflective...

Quantité
Derniers articles en stock

 

Politique de sécurité

 

Politique de livraison

 

Conditions de retour

When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. As Westerners struggled to understand new peoples unfamiliar to them, how did they make sense of equally unfamiliar concepts and practices of healing? Barnes traces this story through the mid-nineteenth century, in both Europe and, eventually, the United States. She has unearthed numerous examples of Western missionaries, merchants, diplomats, and physicians in China, Europe, and America encountering and interpreting both Chinese people and their healing practices, and sometimes adopting their own versions of these practices.

This monumental work weaves together erudite scholarship and enticing travelogue. Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts uncovers an entirely neglected story of how the West encountered China's religion, medicine, and healing practices. It challenges the reader to see how human beings encounter difference through the structure of their own thoughts and experiences. This informative, reflective, and path-breaking volume is indispensable for scholars in medicine, anthropology, history, religion, sinology, and ethnic studies. Also, because of Barnes's clear and lively writing style, this book is an enjoyable adventure for any curious reader.
--Ted Kaptchuk, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and author of The Web that Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine.

9780674018723

Fiche technique

Rayon
MTC
Auteur
BARNES Linda L.
Editeur
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publié
2005
Pages
458
Language
anglais

Références spécifiques

EAN-13
9780674018723
Neuf

Commentaires (0)

Aucun avis n'a été publié pour le moment.