Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China

ZHANG Yanhua [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780791470008

State University of New York 2007 1st Edition

AU $64.95
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Explores how Chinese medicine deals with emotional disorders.
Chinese medicine approaches emotions and emotional disorders differently than the Western biomedical model. Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine offers an ethnographic account of emotion-related disorders as they are conceived, talked about, experienced, and treated in clinics of Chinese medicine in contemporary China. While Chinese medicine (zhongyi) has been predominantly categorized as herbal therapy that treats physical disorders, it is also well known that Chinese patients routinely go to zhongyi clinics for treatment of illness that might be diagnosed as psychological or emotional in the West. Through participant observation, interviews, case studies, and zhongyi publications, both classic and modern, the author explores the Chinese notion of “body-person,” unravels cultural constructions of emotion, and examines the way Chinese medicine manipulates body-mind connections.

“The author has covered an amazing range of complex ideas in a reader-friendly format, increasing our understanding of both Chinese and conventional Western models. I know of no other book within the English language literature that accurately and comprehensively addresses traditional Chinese ideas of health psychology.” — Paul Pedersen, University of Hawaii

Yanhua Zhang is Assistant Professor of Chinese at Clemson University.

Table Of Contents
> Chinese Medicine: Continuity and Modern Transformations
>The Chinese World of Shenti (Body-Person)
>Contextualizing Qingzhi (Emotions)
>Understanding zhongyi Clinical Classification
>Manifestations of yu (Stagnations)
> Clinical Process of tiao (Attuning)
>Appendix: Transcription Conventions


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