STS 2561

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An exploration of processes of change in health care practices 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.  Inquiries into the development of healing practices in relation to both popular and specialist views of the body and disease; health care as organized by individuals, families, communities, and states; the transmission of medical knowledge; and healer-patient relations. Course readings include primary texts in translation as well as secondary materials. 

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  • 17119STS 2561  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hinrichs, T