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

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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. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' ...

Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674023970

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