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Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Howard Chiang


This collection expands the history of Chinese medicine by bridging the philosophical concerns of epistemology and the history and cultural politics of transregional medical formations. Topics range from the spread of gingko’s popularity from East Asia to the West to the appeal of acupuncture for complementing in-vitro fertilization regimens, from the modernization of Chinese anatomy and forensic science to the evolving perceptions of the clinical efficacy of Chinese medicine. The individual essays cohere around the powerful theoretical-methodological approach, “historical epistemology,” with ... More

Keywords: Historical epistemology, Chinese medicine, Anatomy, Globalization, Objects, Authority, Existence, Metaphysics, Ontology, Transnational Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096006
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Chiang, editor
University of Warwick