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Speaking Of Epidemics In Chinese Medicine

Author : Marta Hanson
ISBN : 9781136816420
Genre : History
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"This book is the biography of a Chinese disease. Born in antiquity and reaching maturity during the epidemics that swept China during the seventeenth-century collapse of the Ming dynasty, the ancient notion of wenbing Warm diseases continued to play a role even in the response of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the outbreak of SARS in 2002-3. By following wenbing from its birth to maturity and even life in modern times this book approaches the history of Chinese medicine from a new angle. It explores the possibility of replacing older narratives that stress progress and linear development with accounts that pay attention to geographic, intellectual, and cultural diversity. By doing so it integrates the history of Chinese medicine into broader historical studies in a way that has not so far been attempted, and addresses the concerns of a readership much wider than that of Chinese medicine specialists"--Provided by publisher.

Health And Hygiene In Chinese East Asia

Author : Angela Ki Che Leung
ISBN : 9780822348269
Genre : History
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Examines the intersections of power, culture and science that went into the struggle to overcome disease and improve people's health in Chinese regions of 20th century East Asia.

Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

Author : Jiri Hudecek
ISBN : 9781134468256
Genre : History
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Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed identity. Over time, Chinese philosophers, writers, artists and politicians have all sought to reconcile these goals and this book shows how this search for a Chinese way penetrated even the most central, least contested area of modernity: science. Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics is a study of the life of one of modern China’s most admired scientific figures, the mathematician Wu Wen-Tsun. Negotiating the conflict between progress and tradition, he found a path that not only ensured his political and personal survival, but which also brought him renown as a mathematician of international status who claimed that he stood outside the dominant western tradition of mathematics. Wu Wen-Tsun’s story highlights crucial developments and contradictions in twentieth -century China, the significance of which extends far beyond the field of mathematics. On one hand lies the appeal of radical scientific modernity, "mechanisation" in all its forms, and competitiveness within the international scientific community. On the other is an anxiety to preserve national traditions and make them part of the modernisation project. Moreover, Wu’s intellectual development also reflects the complex relationship between science and Maoist ideology, because his turn to history was powered by his internalisation of certain aspects of Maoist ideology, including its utilitarian philosophy of science. This book traces how Wu managed to combine political success and international scientific eminence, a story that has wider implications for a new century of increasing Chinese activity in the sciences. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese history, the history of science and the history and philosophy of mathematics.

Health Care In Eleventh Century China

Author : Nathan Sivin
ISBN : 9783319204277
Genre : Medical
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By examining all the prevalent varieties of therapy from self-care to religious ritual, this book explores health care practices in China, before modern times. In ancient China most people were unable to afford a doctor, even in the unlikely case that one lived near their village and was willing to treat peasants. What did they do when their children got sick? The answer is to be found in this book, which goes far beyond the history of medicine. The author uses methods of medical anthropology to explain the curative roles of popular religion, Daoism, Buddhism and the therapeutic rites performed by imperial officials. Readers will discover the steady interaction of religious healing and classical medicine in this culture. This highly readable book builds on over forty years of study and analysis of early liturgical and medical writings and a wide variety of other sources. Its focus on the eleventh century throws new light on a period of rapid transition in many aspects of therapy and it will appeal to scholars and general readers alike.

Elemente Einer Geschichte Der Wissenschaften

Author : Michel Serres
ISBN : 3518289551
Genre : Science
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Medizin In China

Author : Paul Ulrich Unschuld
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038888157
Genre : Medicine
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Technik Und Medizin

Author : Rolf Wienau
ISBN : 9783662010600
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Im Laufe der Geschichte wurde die Technik nicht nur Lieferant immer besserer Hilfsmittel für die Medizin, sondern sie veränderte auch Grundauffassungen der medizinischen Wissenschaft. Diese Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Technik und Medizin und die Auswirkungen der technisierten Medizin auf das Leben des einzelnen ist in diesem Band eines der Schwerpunktthemen.

Die Fallgeschichten Des Arztes Wan Quan

Author : Barbara Volkmar
ISBN : 3437314114
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Stasis

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 9783104035826
Genre : Religion
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In diesem vorletzten Band der ›Homo-Sacer‹-Reihe untersucht der weltweit bekannte und renommierte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben den Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma. Zwei zentrale Momente der Geistesgeschichte stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Im ersten Teil widmet er sich dem griechischen Begriff der »stasis«, der die Spaltung der polis in rivalisierende, gewalttätige Gruppen bezeichnet, während er im zweiten Teil eine furiose Interpretation von Hobbes' ›Leviathan‹ und dessen berühmtem Frontispiz vorlegt, und zwar aus theologischer Perspektive. Eine spannende und wichtige Diskussion eines Begriffs, der sich für das politische, philosophische und juridische Denken als zentral erweist.

Eine Himmlische Liebe

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9783641040574
Genre : Fiction
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Bevor Mudan verheiratet wird, macht der Vater ihr ein großartiges Geschenk: Er lässt eine Oper im Garten seines Hauses aufführen. Dabei übertritt sie die strengen Regeln, die im China des 17. Jahrhunderts gelten. Sie lässt sich von einem Fremden ansprechen, dem sofort ihr Herz gehört. Nun will sie sich nicht mehr ihrem Schicksal fügen – wie ihr großes Vorbild: die Heldin der Oper, die lieber ihr Leben lässt als einen unbekannten Mann zu heiraten. Lisa See entführt in die Welt des alten China und erzählt nicht nur die Geschichte einer himmlischen Liebe, sondern schildert Frauen, die sich nicht hindern ließen, schreibend ihr Leben und ihre Liebe selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.

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