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The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine

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At the heart of medical history is a deep enigma.The true structure and workings of the human body are, we casually assume, everywhere the same, a universal reality. But then we look into the past, and our sense of reality wavers: accounts of the body in diverse medical traditions often seem to describe mutually alien, almost unrelated worlds.The Expressiveness of the Body meditates on the contrasts between the human body described in classical Greek medicine and the body as envisaged by physicians in ancient China. It asks how this most basic of human realities came to be conceived by two sophisticated civilizations in radically diverging ways. And it seeks answers in fresh and unexpected topics, such as the history of tactile knowledge, the relationship between ways of seeing and ways of listening, and the evolution of bloodletting.

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This text meditates on the contrasts between the human body described in classical Greek medicine and the body as envisaged by physicians in ancient China. It asks how this most basic of human realities came to be conceived by two sophisticated civilizations in radically diverging ways.

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--Arthur Kleinman, Harvard Medical School

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The Expressiveness of the Body meditates on the contrasts between the human body described in classical Greek medicine and the body as envisaged by physicians in ancient China.

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Shigehisa Kuriyama is Associate Professor and Staff Researcher at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies.

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ISBN:
9780942299892
Author:
Kuriyama, Shigehisa
Publisher:
Zone Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Edition Description:
Trade paper
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The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This text meditates on the contrasts between the human body described in classical Greek medicine and the body as envisaged by physicians in ancient China. It asks how this most basic of human realities came to be conceived by two sophisticated civilizations in radically diverging ways.
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