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Medicine in China: Historical Artifacts & Images

UNSCHULD Paul [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9783791321493

Prestel Verlag

AU $150.00
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Medicine in China: Historical Artifacts & Images focuses on the fascinating world of oriental medicine and Chinese medical literature. It presents an in-depth view of stunning artworks and literature associated with more than 2,000 years of the Chinese healing arts. Of considerable interest to those working in the field of medicine and pharmacy, this volume will also appeal to anyone intrigued by the objects, drawings, and photographs associated with this subject. Western fascination with Chinese medicine - especially with the therapeutic technique of acupuncture - first arose in the 17th century, yet a systematic investigation of its history, theoretical foundations, and practical applications has only recently been undertaken. Very few of the more than 13,000 Chinese medical texts known today have been translated into European languages. This volume explores the wealth of sources providing today’s researchers with an ever more accurate and widening knowledge of health care in Chinese history. Historical manuscripts and printed texts, artifacts used by physicians and pharmacists, such as the beautifully decorated medicine flasks, works of fine art and illustrations for teaching purposes, and other items show the attention paid to aesthetic values in China’s everyday culture in the past. At the same time they offer some surprising insights into the reality of a long-standing medical tradition that has undergone profound remodelling in the course of China’s modernisation.

285 x 230mm

220pp

(For this item please quote stock ID 13646)

Related Subject Areas:

TCM History      Yellow Emperor     

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