EAS 583 / ANT 583 na, npdf
Modernity and China (II): Medicine
This course addresses the issue of Chinese modernity through medicine and its relationship with culture, society, and state power up to the post-Mao transformation. It tackles the complexity of modernity - its unique roots, its tumultuous turns, its predicament, and its promise - in the globalized world yet the rising consciousness of its Chinese nature. In roughly three sections - traditional Chinese medicine, psychiatry, and social and cultural history of diseases and governance, this course is in an effort to deepen the link between medical anthropology and history of medicine and science.
Sample reading list:
Foucault, Michel, Madness and Civilization
Foucault, Michel, Psychiatric Power
Furth, Charlotte, A Flourishing Yin
Kleinman, Arthur, Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture
Wu, Fei, Suicide and Justice: A Chinese Perspective
Scheid, Volker, Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China
Other (See Instructor) - 100%
Open to Graduate Students Only.
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