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Speaking of epidemics in Chinese medicine : disease and the geographic imagination in late imperial China / Marta E. Hanson.

Author/Creator:
Hanson, Marta E.
Publication:
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xx, 265 pages.)
Series:
Needham Research Institute series
Needham Research Institute series
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Subjects:
Medicine, Chinese -- History.
Epidemiology -- China.
Pathology -- China -- History.
China.
Medical subjects:
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Disease -- classification.
Geography -- history.
Medicine, Chinese Traditional -- history.
History, Modern 1601-.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Medieval.
Contents:
Part I. Foundations and inheritances. 1. Medical history in three themes : Chinese epidemiology, the geographic imagination, and a biography of wenbing, "Warm diseases"
2. A deep history of the Chinese geographic imagination : the five directions, northwest-southeast dichotomy, and southern shift
Part II. New Ming medical boundaries. 3. The geographic imagination in Ming medicine : Northern purgatives, southern restoratives, and conceptions of north and south
4. Ming medical frontiers : diseases of the Far South, new conceptions of contagion
5. Ming medical skepticism : epidemiological crisis, cosmological criticism
Part III. Early modern medical transformations. 6. Matters of place : epistemological divisions, genealogical divergence
7. Emergence of traditions : the nineteenth-century genealogy and geography of Warm diseases
8. Conclusion : new and old nosologies in modern China
from imagining to mapping the geography of diseases in China (and back again).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Taylor & Francis eBooks
ISBN:
9780203829592 (electronic bk.)
020382959X (electronic bk.)
9780415602532
041560253X
9780203829875
0203829875
Publisher Number:
99982985397
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Restricted for use by site license.