- [NBN Episode] Federico Marcon, The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan - September 22, 2015
- [NBN Episode] Stefan Ecks, Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India - August 19, 2015
- [NBN Episode] Paul A Christensen, Japan, Alcoholism and Masculinity: Suffering Sobriety in Tokyo - August 19, 2015
Syndicated from: http://newbooksineastasianstudies.com/2013/07/29/t-j-hinrichs-and-linda-l-barnes-eds-chinese-medicine-and-healing-an-illustrated-history-harvard-up-2012/
T. J. Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes have produced a volume that will change the way we learn about and teach the history of health and healing in China and beyond. Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History (Harvard University Press, 2012) collects ten chronologically-organized chapters that each explore practices of health and healing in a specific historical period, ranging from oracle bones in the pre-Han period to modern McDonald’s restaurant décor. Each chapter is supplemented by short vignettes that introduce noteworthy texts, important concepts, or examples relevant to and contemporary with the material in the chapter. Taken together, the resulting volume can be used and enjoyed by a wide range of readers, from instructors and students in a university classroom to interested browsers on a Sunday afternoon in the park. It’s a phenomenal accomplishment and makes for an enjoyable and compelling read. In the course of our conversation, we talked about a wide range of issues germane to the volume, the research and writing of each of the editors, and the wider field of medicine and healing in China. Enjoy!