Needles Herbs Gods and Ghosts

Needles  Herbs  Gods  and Ghosts

In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing.

Author: Linda L. BARNES

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674020542

Category: History

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When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' understanding of the Chinese and their healing traditions.
Categories: History

Herbs and Roots

Herbs and Roots

For a more comprehensive and detailed survey of European reactions to
Chinese medicine from the medieval period to the mid-nineteenth century, see
Barnes, Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, and Bivins, Alternative Medicine? 12.
William ...

Author: Tamara Venit Shelton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300249408

Category: Medical

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An innovative, deeply researched history of Chinese medicine in America and the surprising interplay between Eastern and Western medical practice Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia medica crossing between China and the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Chinese medicine, she argues, has played an important and often unacknowledged role in both facilitating and undermining the consolidation of medical authority among formally trained biomedical scientists in the United States. Practitioners of Chinese medicine, as racial embodiments of “irregular” medicine, became useful foils for Western physicians struggling to assert their superiority of practice. At the same time, Chinese doctors often embraced and successfully employed Orientalist stereotypes to sell their services to non-Chinese patients skeptical of modern biomedicine. What results is a story of racial constructions, immigration politics, cross-cultural medical history, and the lived experiences of Asian Americans in American history.
Categories: Medical

Health and Wellness in the 19th Century

Health and Wellness in the 19th Century

... Medicine 25 (2012), p. 621. 4. John Wilson, "On Chinese Pharmacy,"
Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions 5 (1846), p. 567, quoted in Linda
Barnes, Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing and the West to 1848
(Cambridge, ...

Author: Deborah Brunton

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313385124

Category: History

Page: 240

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Medicine in the 19th century may strike us as primitive by today's standards, but widespread social change of the era brought about new ideas and practices in health and healing—all described in this engaging book. • Comprehensively describes the major systems of medical theory around the world • Sets medicine into a wider historical context that shows how all systems responded to urbanization and the global spread of disease • Explores the patient's experience of illness and describes the breadth of the available therapeutic options
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Choice

Choice

$22.00 ISBN 9781934137024 Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Herbs of the Bible,
by James Duke. CRC Press ... $30.95 pbk. ISBN 9780470025192 Needles,
Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848, by Linda Barnes
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The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China

... Linda , Needles , Herbs , Gods and Ghosts ( Cambridge , Mass .: Harvard
University Press , 2005 ) Barnett , A. Doak , Cadres , Bureaucracy and Political
Power in Communist China ( New York : Columbia University Press , 1967 )
China on ...

Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: STANFORD:36105212475904

Category: History

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Documents the history of modern China and its evolution from a turbulent, troubled nation in the mid-nineteenth century to a powerful global economic, cultural, and political force in the twenty-first century.
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Modern China

Modern China

... by H . Twitchell ) , The Chinese at Home ( London : George Newnes Ltd , 1907
) Barmé , Geremie and John Minford , Seeds of Fire ( New York : Hill and Wang ,
1988 ) Barnes , Linda , Needles , Herbs , Gods and Ghosts ( Cambridge , Mass .

Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: UCSC:32106019940714

Category: History

Page: 762

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Documents the history of modern China and its evolution from a turbulent, troubled nation in the mid-nineteenth century to a powerful global economic, cultural, and political force in the twenty-first century.
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Journal of Asian History

Journal of Asian History

... Needles , Herbs , Gods , and Ghosts : China , Healing , and the West to 1848 . (
Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2005 ) , xv + 458pp . , no price . ISBN 0 -
67401872 - 9 . Bayly , Christopher and Tim Harper : Forgotten Armies : The Fall ...

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The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

... Linda L . Barnes , Needles , Herbs , Gods and Ghosts : China , Healing and the
West to 1848 ( Cambridge , MA : Harvard Univ . Press , 2005 ) ; and Nicholas
Standaert , ed . , Handbook of Christianity in China , vol . 1 : 635 – 1800 ( Leiden
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ISBN: UOM:39015079674621

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Advice to a Young Physician and Other Essays

 Advice to a Young Physician  and Other Essays

... Needles , Herbs , Gods , and Ghosts : China , Healing , and the West to 1848 (
Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2005 ) , esp . pp . 72-125 . 19. Available
online http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/library/wellcometrust / docs / floyer - ms.html ...

Author: Sir John Floyer

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ISBN: CHI:76381029

Category: Medical education

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'Advice to a Young Physician'offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of post Restoration and early eighteenth-century medicine. For the first time, a document prepared by the Lichfield physician, Sir John Floyer for his grandson has been retrieved from the Library of The Queen's College Oxford. Transcribed, and edited, it is now published in this attractive and accessible form. The document itself is prefaced by a very informative introduction and illustrated by a great range of well-chosen and reproduced images. Floyer was in residence at Oxford during the great burst of scientific activity that followed the Restoration, and had links with Boyle and Robert Hooke, among other pioneers of modern science. In Floyer's thinking, as demonstrated in this book, we see a contest or mingling between archaic ideas (such as the more or less medieval notion that appropriate medicines reveal themselves by their tastes) and pioneering and modern conceptions. Floyer remarks, for instance, that England lacks hospital training for doctors and recommends that his grandson go abroad to gain first-hand clinical experience. He was one of the first to tabulate medical results and - most famously - to pioneer the taking of the pulse. The book contains three central chapters in which Floyer offers remarks on what we would now call the ethics of medical practice. These are illuminating and would still, in many instances hold good today
Categories: Medical education

Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Interdisciplinary and informative , Needles , Herbs , Gods , and Ghosts will
become a standard reference for anyone interested in the history of medical
exchange , the hybridization of healing knowledge , and the intercultural
negotiations of ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556038583290

Category: Medicine

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Includes the Transactions of the 15th- annual meetings of the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1939-
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Other Worldly

Other Worldly

2003 . “ The Acupuncture Wars : The Professionalizing of American Acupuncture
- A View from Massachusetts . ” Medical Anthropology 22 . 3 : 261 - 301 . — .
2005 . Needles , Herbs , Gods , and Ghosts : China , Healing , and the West to
1848 ...

Author: Mei Zhan

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133011119

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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DIVA transnational ethnography of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in China and the US./div
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Yellow Emperor s Classic of Internal Medicine

The Yellow Emperor s Classic of Internal Medicine

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization.

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Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520963245

Category: Health & Fitness

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The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine. Ilza Veith’s extensive introduction and monumental translation, first published in 1949, make available the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional practices that have seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout the West. A new foreword by Linda L. Barnes places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world’s understanding of Chinese medical practice.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Science and Asian Spiritual Traditions

Science and Asian Spiritual Traditions

Author: Geoffrey P. Redmond

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124051512

Category: History

Page: 256

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Provides an introduction to the connection between science and Asian spirituality.
Categories: History

The American Historical Review

The American Historical Review

... by Östling , 1552 The Nebraska - Kansas Act of 1854 , edited by Wunder and
Ross , 1084 Needles , Herbs , Gods , and Ghosts , by Barnes , 429 Neely , Mark
E. , Jr. , The Civil War and the Limits of the Destruction , 1087 Neiberg , Michael S
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Author: John Franklin Jameson

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ISBN: UCBK:C102617282

Category: History

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Homer s Iliad

Homer s Iliad

Seven Lesbian ladies he shall have , that were the most select , And in their
needles rarely skilled , whom , when he took the town Of ... Seven cities right
magnificent I will bestow on her ; Enope , and Cardamyle , Hira for herbs
renowned , The fair Æpea , Pedasus that doth ... Let him be mild and tractable ; '
tis for the God of ghosts To be unruled , implacable , and seek the blood of hosts ,
Whom therefore ...

Author: Homer

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Missiology

Missiology

Barnes , Linda L. Needles Herbs Gods An account of the cultural intersections of
the and Ghosts : China healing and the French and Spanish with the Native
American West to 1848. Cambridge , MA : Harvard peoples and the complexities
of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132686572

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An international review.
Categories: Anthropology

The Denham Tracts

The Denham Tracts

Old , prefix to place - names , 44 Old maids , 45 Old shocks , a class of spirits , 78
Ouphs , a class of spirits , 78 Ouse , river , tradition ... 30 , 113 Puck needle , 114
Puckles , a class of spirits , 79 Pucks , a class of spirits , 78 Puddening infants , 25
Pudding Gyve , 220 ... 32 Patches , a class of spirits , 78 , Patience Dock , a herb ,
32 Pearlin ' Jean , an apparition , 178 Pease , divination by , 282 Pech ... gods ,
42 ; descent of family from , 42 River spirits , 78 - superstitions , 29 , 46 392
INDEX .

Author: Michael Aislabie Denham

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105130857225

Category: Folklore

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Categories: Folklore