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EAS396H1 Lecture 2: EAS396 Lecture 2

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Department
East Asian Studies
Course Code
EAS396H1
Professor
Wen- Ching Sung

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EAS396—Lecture 2 Chinese Medicine and Modernity • Youyou Tu won the Noble prize for anti-malaria drug and that comes from traditional Chinese medicine o some people says this winning is a victory of Chinese medicine and to demonstrate the ethnicity but some Chinese practitioner says this way of scietizing Chinese medicine is destroying Chinese medicine o includes herb medicine, message therapy and acupuncture Introduction: • Chinese in publican China debated on whether Chinese medicine was scientific and since then Chinese have transformed Chinese medicine to make it “modern” and “scientific” Part 1: Multiples realities of the body • “The Expressiveness of the Body” –Kuriyama • Chinese vs. Greek medicine • Chinese medicine: What separates the living from the dead? o vitality o they try to understand the living body from the angle of vitality but not by the touchable organs o exercise promoted relates to the cultivation of vitality ▪ e.g., tai chi o pushing hands: can push away the person without touching them o body that Chinese medicine depicts is about circulation of vitality of the body • The differences between Chinese and Greek medicine traditions had taken shape by the turn of the 2 and 3 centuries • Muscular body appeared in the work of the Greek doctor Galen • Han Dynasty, acupuncture appeared in Huangdi Neijing, Nanjing • bio medicine doesn’t address the vitality of the body • how you perceive and represent the body depends on the concept you have • The perception of the body owe as much to particular uses of the “senses” as to particular “way of thinking” • the distances between two body representations are perceptual as well as theoretical • The body is subjectively experienced within • different ways of touching and seeing the body are bound up with different ways of being bodies o e.g., Margaret Lock’s book on menopause, Encounter with Aging o she said NA women experi
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