Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine 1626-2006

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Eastland Press, 2007 - Medical - 565 pages
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In 1626, A Young Man named Fei Shangyou moved his family to Menghe, a small town in the Yangzi delta of China. According to family legend, he abandoned his career as a scholar and began working as a physician. In doing so, he founded a medical lineage that continues to the present day. This book describes the development, flourishing, and decline of this lineage and its many branches, as well as that of the other medical lineages and families with which it merged over time to form the "current of Menghe learning" (Menghe xuepai $$).

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A meticulously researched and theoretically sophisticated meditation on changes in the conception of medicine in China over the last three centuries. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Still working on this, so more to come.... Scheid obviously did an amazing amount of research and presents the material in a way that is so coherent, organized and articulate that I squeal with ... Read full review

Contents

LATE IMPERIAL CHINA Family Lineage Social Networks
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The Scholarly Medical Tradition in Late Imperial China
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The Origins ofMenghe Medicine
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About the author (2007)

Volker Scheid is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London.

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