Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774824330 Published January 2015 For sale in USA only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780774824323 Published April 2014 For sale in USA only

The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960

Bridie Andrews

The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960

Bridie Andrews

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

316 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774824330 Published January 2015 For sale in USA only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780774824323 Published April 2014 For sale in USA only
Medical care in nineteenth-century China was spectacularly pluralistic: herbalists, shamans, bone-setters, midwives, priests, and a few medical missionaries from the West all competed for patients. This book examines the dichotomy between “Western” and “Chinese” medicine, showing how it has been greatly exaggerated. As missionaries went to lengths to make their medicine more acceptable to Chinese patients, modernizers of Chinese medicine worked to become more “scientific” by eradicating superstition and creating modern institutions. Andrews challenges the supposed superiority of Western medicine in China while showing how “traditional” Chinese medicine was deliberately created in the image of a modern scientific practice.
Contents

1 Modernities and Medicines

2 The Spectrum of Chinese Healing Practices

3 Missionary Medicine from the West

4 The Significance of Medical Reforms in Japan

5 Public Health and State-Building

6 Medical Lives

7 New Medical Institutions

8 From New Theories to New Practices

9 Conclusions: Medicine and Modernity with David L. Schwarzkopf

Notes; Bibliography; Index

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