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Qigong Fever: Body, Science, and Utopia in China

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Qigong� a regimen of body, breath, and mental training exercises� was one of the most widespread cultural and religious movements of late-twentieth-century urban China. The practice was promoted by senior Communist Party leaders as a uniquely Chinese healing tradition and as a harbinger of a new scientific revolution, yet the movement's mass popularity and the almost religious devotion of its followers led to its ruthless suppression. In this absorbing and revealing book, David A. Palmer relies on a combination of ...

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Qigong Fever: Body, Science, and Utopia in China 2007, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231140669

Hardcover