Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Oct 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 6961 - [History of Medicine and Healing in China]

Spring. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015. Co-meets with ASIAN 4469 /BSOC 4961 /HIST 4961 /STS 4961 .

T.J. Hinrichs.

An exploration of processes of change in medicine in China. Focuses on key transitions, such as the emergence of canonical medicine, of Daoist approaches to healing and longevity, of “Scholar Physicians,” and of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern China. Inquires into the development of new healing practices in relation to both popular and specialist views of the body and disease, “cultivating vitality” practices, modes of transmission of medical knowledge, and healer-patient relations. Course readings include primary texts in translation as well as secondary materials.

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